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CHA P. V.
Oj Moral Evil.

Introduétion, containing the Substance of the

Chapter.

T YAVING given some Account of Natural

Evils, the Moral come next under consideration : we are now to trace out the

Origin of these and fee of what kind it is, whether they flow from the same Source with the Natural; viz. the necessary Imperfektion of created Beings; or we are to seek for some other entirely different from it.

By Moral Evils, as we said before, are understood those Inconveniencies of Life and Condition which befall ourselves or others thro' wrong Elections. For it is plain that some inconveniencies happen without our knowledge, or against our Wills, by the very Order of natural Causes ; whereas others come upon us knowingly, and in a manner with our Consent (when we choose either these themselves, or such as are necessarily conñected with them.) The Moral are to be reckon'd among the latter kind of Inconveniencies ; and he must be esteem'd the Cause of them, who knowingly, and of his own accord, brings them either Q 2

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