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INTRODUCTION.

ALL THINGS CHANGE.—This planet,

the temporary abode of mankind, from its revolution round the fun, is fubject, in its atmospheric œconomy, to unceafing transition. The seasons are in a continual ftate of fluctuation. The chilling blafts of Winter fucceed to the genial warmth of Summer. The whole fuperficial arrangement of the globe fhows an invariable difpofition to Mutability. So likewife does the life of MAN. From the moral and natural difeafes annexed to his being, no great degree of permanency, in the ftate either of his body or his mind, is to be expected by him. Health, plenty, and tranquillity, may be his portion to-day;-tomorrow, difeafe, indigence, and trouble;or, the scene may be reverfed, and the dif treffes arifing from adverfity, may as fuddenly be turned into profperity and gladness.

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INTRODUCTION.

ALL THINGS CHANGE.-This planet,

the temporary abode of mankind, from its revolution round the fun, is fubject, in its atmospheric œconomy, to unceafing transition. The seasons are in a continual ftate of fluctuation. The chilling blafts of Winter to the genial warmth of Summer. Gunerficial arrangement of the e difpofition to Mu

es the life of MAN. atural diseases annexed at degree of permanency, his body or his mind, is im. Health, plenty, and his portion to-day;-toligence, and trouble;· reversed, and the dif dverfity, may ar afperity and

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A Selection of the moft remarkable INSTANCES of this MUTABILITY in the affairs of mankind, from which no age nor clime has been exempted, will, we truft, prove at once entertaining and instructive; for, while they relax the mind of those who read only for amusement, those of a more serious and fpeculative turn may deduce from them this moral inference: That though PIETY and VIRTUE cannot always fecure from the AFFLICTIVE viciffitudes of fortune, they alone can afford fupport under them; and, in the fame manner, when the change is PROSPEROUS, they only can render fuch fuccefs a bleffing.

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