249 A TRITICAL ESSAY UPON THE Faculties of the Mind.

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SIR,

B EING so great a Lover of Antiquities, it was reasonable to suppose you would be very much obliged with any Thing that was New. I have been of late offended with many Writers of Essays and moral Discourses, for running into State Topicks and Thread-bare Quotations, and not handling their Subject fully and closely: All which Errors I have carefully avoided in