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MISCELLANIES

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VARIOUS SUBJECTS.

To which is prefixed,
An ACCOUNT of the
AUTHOR, and his WORKS,

By HIMSEL F.

Per questo variar la Natura e Bella.

From the Original of M. Former, perpetual Secretary

to the Royal Academy of BERLIN.

L O N D ON:
Printed for 1. Hinton, at the King's-Arms, in

Newgate-Street.
M.DCC.LIX,

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AN

ACCOUNT

OF THE

A U T H O R,

BY HIMSEL F.

T

HE following Account of myself was required, and the Reader,

I hope, will perceive, that, whata ever Complaisance there may be in it to others, there is little to myself. It is a kind of Confeffion extorted from me, and I am the more disposed to it, from the manifeft Improbability that I shall henceforth make any considerable Addition to the Number of my Works. A Conftitution, impaired by twenty Years of Infirmities, forbids me to form extensive Schemes, and entertain distant Hopes. I, from my Soul, submit to the Dispensations of Providence, ever wise and gracious and shall now enter on a Detail, which,

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