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Virtue and vice, he observes, are joined in our mixt nature, and their limits are near, tho' separate and evident. He points out the office of reason, describes vice as odious in itself, and yet shews by what means we deceive our felves into it. He proves that not only the ends of Providence are answer'd in our paffions and imperfections, but that the general good is often promoted by them, and Thews how usefully they are distributed to all orders of men ; points out their use to fociety, and to individuals in every state, and every age of life, and thus concludes the epiftle.

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