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v I c A R
A T A L E.
Sperate miseri, cavete felices.
in Pater-nofter Row.
THERE are an hundred faults in this
1 Thing, and an hundred things might be said to prove them beauties. But it
is needless. A book may be amusing · with numerous errors, or it may be very
dull without a single absurdity. The hero of this piece unites in himself the three greatest characters upon earth; he is a priest, an husbandman, and the father of a family. He is drawn as ready to teach, and ready to obey, as simple in affluence; and majestic in adversity. In this age of opulence and refinement whom can such a character please? Such as are fond of high life, will turn with disdain from the simplicity of his country fire-fide. Such as