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* These Memoirs of the Life of Count Zinzendorf have been printed in Germany in eight volumes, two of which have been trans
lated and published in English. ( The Editor.) : ". . . . P 2 - - - This
IOGRAPHY affords, in common with general history, an agreeable and entertaining amusement; but this is not all, it has peculiar advantages. It furnishes examples for our condućt in the private walks of life; it displays, in the lives of good men, the amiable chara&ter of virtue; and shews human nature in its best forms. Whereas the history of empires, and of the world, introduces us into the cabinet of ambitious and wicked ftatesmen, or leads us into fields of carnage and slaughter, where we meet with nothing but what excites, or ought to excite, detestation and horror. Among the names which refle&t honour on their species, that of Mr. Firmin, for real worth and extensive usefulness, yields scarcely to any. His life has hitherto been exhibited only in large biographical works, or in memoirs of him published soon after his death, which are now rarely to be met with : whoever has seen them, we apprehend, will think with Mr. Cornish. "