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A SERIES OF ESSAYS TO AID IN THE FORMATION
OF FIXED PRINCIPLES IN POLITICS, MORALS, AND
RELIGION. WITH LITERARY AMUSE-
BY SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE.
THE POURTH EDITION, WITH THE AUTHOR'S LAST CORRECTIONS
OF THE CONTENTS OF THE WORK, BY
HENRY NELSON COLERIDGE, ESQ. M.A.
Now for the writing of this werke,
mind's hest and besiness, That in some part, so as I
guess, The gentle mind may be advised.
GOWER, Pro. to the Confess. Amantis.
Παρά Σέξτου-την έννοιας του κατά φύσιν ζην και το σεμνόν απλάσεως, -ώςε κολακείας μεν πάσης προσηνεφέραν είναι την ομιλίας αυτού, αιδεσιμώτατον δε παρ' αυτόν εκείνον τον καιρόν είναι και άμα μεν απαθέςατον είναι, άμα δε φιλοςοργότατον" και το ιδείν άνθρωπον σαφώς έλάχισον τών εαυτού καλών ηγούμενος την αυτού πολ ίην.-M. ANTONINUs.
From Sextus, and from the contemplation of his character, I learned what it was to live a life in harmony with nature; and that seemliness and dignity of deportment, which insured the profoundest reverence at the very same time that his company was more winning than all the lattery in the world. To him I owe likewise that I have known a man at once the most dispassionate, and the most affectionate, and who of all his attractions set the least value on the multiplicity of his literary acquisitions. .
To The EDITOR OF The FRIEND.
IR,-) HOPE you will not ascribe to presump
tion the liberty I take in addressing you on the subject of your work. I feel deeply interested in the cause you have undertaken to support; and
* L. I. 9. But the passage is made up from, rather than found in, Antoninus.-Ed.