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ἐραν, καὶ πάλιν ἀποςέχει εἰς τὸν ἑαυτῷ τόπον ἐν μιᾷ ἡμέρα· οὕτως ἡ ̓Αλήθεια μείζων καὶ ἰσχυροτέρα παρὰ πάλα.

ΕΧΑΜΡ. Ελευθεν ὁ ΔΑΒΙΔ πολλάκις ονομάζει Θεὸν τὸν Θεὸν τῆς ̓Αληθείας. Κύριος σερεωμά με, και καταφυγή με, καὶ φύσης Pfalm xviii. 2. Ἐμίσησας τις διαφυλάσσοντας μαλαιότητας διακενῆς· ἐγὼ δὲ ἐπὶ τῷ Κυρίῳ ἤλπισα· Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς τῆς ̓Αληθείας. Pfalm xxxi. 5, 6.


TESTIMON Y. Καὶ Κύριος ἡμῶν ὁ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ αὐτὸς, ἵνα δείξη ὅτι παρὰ πάλα ἡ ̓Αλήθεια υπερισχύει, εἶπεν Εγὼ εἰμὶ ἡ ὁδὸς, καὶ ἡ ̔ΑΛΗΘΕΙΑ, καὶ ἡ ζωή. Joh. xiv. 6.

CONCLUSION. Επειδήπερ εν πάλα θάτερα εἰσὶ καὶ ἄδικα καὶ ἄξέωσα. Αδικος ὁ Οἶνος, ἄδικος ὁ Βασιλεὺς, ἄδικαι αἱ Γυναίκες, ἄδικοι σάλες οἱ υἱοὶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων, καὶ ἄδικα πάλα τὰ ἔργα αὐτῶν τὰ τοιαῦτα, καὶ ἀπολῦναι. ̓Αλλ ̓ ἡ ̓Αλήθεια μένει, καὶ ἰσχύει εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, καὶ ζῆ καὶ κρατεῖ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ αἰῶνος. Επιλέγω και φωνέω - Μεγάλη ἡ ̓Αλήθεια, καὶ ἰσχυροτέρα παρα πάνας. Εὐλογητὸς ὁ Θεὸς τῆς ̓Αλη θείας.

VII. I'LL conclude the Whole with this brief, but accurate and juft Defcription of DETRACTION or CALUMNY, from Juftus Lipfius; which try to pronounce properly.

D EPINGO vobis, Viri Digniffimi, Vitium à perpaucis obfervatum, ideóque maximè periculofum. CALUMNIA eft; Peftis Linguarum foeda & perniciofa: Quippe ex Peffimis in Optimos plerumque cadit, inexpectatò vulnerat. Cui verò grata? Viliffimis, Ignavis, Loquacibus. A quâ verò Origine provenit? A Mendacio Patre, Invidia Matre, Curiofitate Nutrice. Nec ipfa quidem fterilis eft; Furgia enim, Odia, Cades, non gignit folum, fed fovet. Quænam vero huic Morbo Antidotus ? ΙΝΝOCENTIA & Patientia ; Hæc enim tolerat, Illa hebetat.


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Wrote in Greek about the Year of CHRIST 278.


Proper EXAMPLES, Ancient and Modern.

In feveral LETTERS to a FRIEND.

Longinus Rhetor nginxwrar nunquam dimittit fedulum & attentum Le&orem fine bonæ Frugis Proventu. Vossius.

In all your Lines let Energy be found;

And learn to rife in Senfe, and fink in Sound. GARTH,
What is dark,

Illumine; what is low, raise and Support. MILTON.

Thee, bold LONGINUS! all the Nine infpire,
And bless their Critic with a Poet's Fire:
An ardent Judge, who, zealous in his Truft,
With Warmth gives Sentence, yet is always juft:
Whofe own Example ftrengthens all his Laws,

And is himself that great SUBLIME he draws. A. POPE.

LONDON: Re-printed in the Year M.DCC.LV,






HUMBLY prefume to Dedicate to you the following Compendium

of a Treatife, which has always been unanimoufly allow'd to confift of the nobleft Collection of Thoughts, the human Mind

ever produc'd.

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FOR as the many particular Favours, you have for several Years from Time to Time confer'd upon me, lay just Claim to MY moft gratefulAcknowledg ments; No lefs doth that Generofity and Magnificence of Spirit, wherewith you have lately fo confpicuously adorn'd your High Office, juftly invite our Sublime LONGINUS to intreat your Patronage and Protection.

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