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AB BRETT'S MISCELLANY :

BEING, A

COLLECTION

OF

Divine, MORAL, HISTORICAL, and

Entertaining SAYINGS and OBSERVA-
TIONS.

By PETER BRETT,

Parish Clerk of Clondalkin.

DUBLIN: We

Printed by S. Powblb, net And Sold at the Author's Lodgings at the White

Crops in Thomas-freet, and by the Printer hereof. and

MDCCXLVIII.

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PREFACE

tran fitory World affords, that of reading and como verfing with good antient Authors musl, and I believe will, readily be acknowledged by all good Men, to be not only a pleafing Satisfaction during the Time jo spent, but that it generally leaves a delightful Impreffion on the Minds of those who are virtuously did pos'd, and to their great and unspeakable Comfort, this brings freetnefs and serenity of Mind, and

sields tbe only true and solid Satisfaâion, and therefore is will be well to remember the Advice of the wise So lomon, Chap. iv. 5, &c. Get Wisdom, get Un. derstanding i førget it not, neither decline from the Words of my Mouth. Forsake her not and sho shall preserve thee; love her and the fhall keep thee, Wisdom is the principat Thing, therefore get Wif. dom; and with all thy Getting get Understanding. Exalt her, and the fall promote thee : the fhalt bring thee to Honour when thou doft embrace her. If we are poor and deprived of all worldly Pole frons ; yet is it great Promotion to be a Servant of Gid; and an Honoar inexpresible to be in bis Fa

It reas the Saying of a great Scholar, who was more remarkable for his extensive Koorwledge and Learling, than for kis Pra&tice of Piely and De. Votion : While he lay on a Bed of Sickness he vebe. miently 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 Psalms, and St. Paul's Epistles. Our Time X goes on its constant and regular Course, and glides

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