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BRETT'S MISCELLANY :

BEING, A

COLLECTION

OF

Divine, MORAL, HISTORICAL, and

Entertaining SAYINGS and OBSERVA-
TIONS.

By PETER BRETT,
Parish Clerk of Clondalkin.

DUBLIN:

Printed by S. POWBL.,

mot And Sold at the Author's Lodgings at the WhiteCrops in Thomas-freet, and by the Printer hereof.

M.DCCXLVIII.

litenfus. - Collo etuus

THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY
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TILDEN FOUNDATIONS
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PREFACE

A Mlong the variety of Amusements which this trans

World affords, that of reading and come verfing with good antient Authors mus, and I believe will, readily be acknowledged by all good Men, to be not only a pleafing Satisfaction during the Time for Jpent, but that it generally leaves a delightful Ima prefsion on the Minds of those who are virtuously dif! posd, and to their great and unspeakable Comfort, this brings fweetness and ferenity of Mind, and

fields tbe only true and

solid Satisfaétion, and therefore is will be well to remember the Advice of the wife Sos lomon, Chap. iv. 5, &c. Get Wisdom, get Un. derstanding forget" it not, neither decline from the Words of my Mouth. Forsake her not and sho shall preserve thee; love her and the shall keep thee, Wisdom is the principat Thing, therefore get Wis. dom ; and with all thy Getting get Undertanding. Exalt her, and she Niall promote thee : she shalt bring thee to Honour when thou doft embrace her.

we are poor and deprived of all worldly Polero foons ; yet is it great Promotion to be a Servant of God; and an Honour inexprefible to be in bis Fa

It reas the Saying of a great Scholar, who wvas more remarkable for his extenfive Kuowledge and Leerling, than for dis Prattice of Piety and Devotion : While he lay on a Bed of Sickness he vebeniently cried out, o Time, that most precious Thing in the World ! Time! whereof if I had one Year longer, I would carefully spend it, in reading Da. vid's Pfalms, and St. Paul's Epiftles. Our Time goes on iis conftant and regular Course, and glides

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