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Sea Beggars what I did not like my self; efpecially since Translation is of such a nice ticklish nature, that Reputation is easily lost by it, andar best, not much got: Which confideration, I fear, discourages Men of better ability from a very useful exercise of their Pen, and leaves to unskilful hands the fole propriety, in a manner, of that ungrateful, ill-cultivated Province. And this may be the reason that we have so few Good, and so many Vile Translations. I wish those of another kind, not from Language to Language,
but fromS-e to S-e, were better. And now, if I thought I could trust my Reader with a Secret, I would acquaint him,
This Penalty is to remain in full force to the End of the next Parliament; provided it does not continue above
One of the Poor men (for one with another they are not worth above forty thousand Pounds a Man) is newly paid for breaking his Oath with a Patent
In Summer round the Park to ride ;
In Winter never to Reside. Satan and the Whigs (to give Both their due) are very good Masters, and pay their Servants extraordinary Wages. This must be acknowledg’d by their greatest Enemies.
Their poor Fig-leaf of a Dispensation (a Rag of the old Whore) I shall blow away at one Puff, in my next Impression.
-Vain Covering, if to hide
that the Two Books below mention'd
$ cost me very near Four hundred Pounds Pripting; and that they have not yet been so kind as to return me a fourth part of my Money; nor without His especial help Ibelieve ever will; and this for a reason I shall acquaint him with when I see him. In the mean time I beg him to step in to my fuccour, and to consider, that tho' the Goods were not bespoke by him, yet they were made purposely for him. If he will oblige me in this particular, that is, buy Two the very best Books of the Kind extant (for a Man may without vanity commend what is not His) I promise to return the obligation in my way,
and will translate him with all the little skill I am master of, another Volume of Thomas à Kempis (if I find he likes this) and Print it as well. Farewell Gentle, Candid, Courteous, Ingenuous Reader.
Lately Publish’d.by Dr. Willymott.
Two Volumes, 8vo. The one translated from his Lordship's Latin Volume of that Work: The other confifting of Twenty seven Chapters (by way of Essay) translated from his Lordship's Treatise De Augmentis Scientiarum. Price io s.
A Collection of Devotions for the Altar, translated and selected from the best Authors, ancient and modern, that have wrote. upon the Sacrament. In Two Vol. 8vo.
The CONTENTS of the Four Books of the
VIII. of jhunning too much Familiarity
XIV. Of the Consideration of the secret Judgments of GOD,
to keep us from being lified up upon the Account of our
we should address our felves to God in all our Desires 224
A Prayer for (Grace to do the will of GOD
XXXVI. Against the vain Judgments of Men 285
XXXVII. Of an absolute and entire Resignation of our selves:
in order to obtain Liberty of Heart