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IN SIX PART S.
ES POUSALS. LODGING
The Sixth E
By RALPH ERSKINE, M. A.
Poultry, near the Mansion-House. MDCCL.
good Allowance to those that take a number.
N. B. The Author's Sermons, 3 vols. and his Poem on
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HER E baving been several Impressions of
this Book at Edinburgh, and some of them without my Knowledge, and very incorrect; I was the more easily induced tg jield, to the earnest Desire of such as urged me, to allow its being reprinted at London. Yet being unwilling it should be publish'd there, under all the Disadvantages of a homely Scotish Rhime, which I never expected was to spread so far, and make such a publick Appearance in the World; therefore, as I reckon'd myself very much obliged to the Gentleman, who inclined to be the Publisher, that he did not ad. venture to reprint any of the former Copies, without acquainting me of his Design, and defiring to know, if I had
Corrections or Amendments to make upon it: for if it now come abroad, (as I hope it does) to more Advantage than formerly, it is much owing to his Kindness and Civility in craving my Consent, and giving me an Opportunity (which I have taken for some Months) of putting it into such order, as any spare Hour, amidst my other weighty Work, would allow.
I do not intend, by any Corrections I have made upon this Book, to act the part of the lofty Peet, "