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counsel ; and in them the philosopher, the moralist, and the divine, will find instruction.
Aware that several eminent and talented authors have preceded him, the editor acknowledges himself under many obli. gations for much valuable information; their works are more extended, and although he unhesitatingly admits, they possess much greater merit than the present unpretending volume, yet they are also more expensive, and consequently beyond the reach of the working-classes, who are now thirsting after scientific knowledge.
The object of the present publication is to present to the world a cheap edition of the Life of Sir Isaac Newton, and it is confidently hoped that it will meet with the approbation of a liberal and enlightened public.
London, November, 1849.