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He then pays a compliment to Dr. Mead, and entering on the subject air, inveighs against that which we breathe in London, and says,

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The reflection he has made on the benefit we receive from burning of pit-coal is truly philosophical, and drawn from experience; for, it has been observed, that no plague or pestilential disorder (properly so called) has appear'd in London since the introduction, and general use of this kind of fuel.

The directions he then gives for the choice of air, and of a country situation, are delivered in a manner very poetical and pleasing.

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