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THE

PORTRAIT

O F

OLD AGE.

Wherein is contained a

SACRED ANATOMY

BOTH OF

SOUL ^BODY,

AND

A perfect Account of the Infirmities of
Age incident to them Both.

BE I N G

A Paraphrase upon the Six former Verses
of the XHth Chapter of Ecclesiastes.

By JO HN SMITH, M.P.

Of the College of Physicians.
The Third Edition Corrected.

Nam fernicitas dtserit, Coijitus sum
ScneButt, onustum gero Corfu/, wires
Reliquere; ut Ætas mala, merx est ergo. Plau.ui.

LONDON:

Printed for E. Withiis, at the Seven-Start, be-
tween the two Temple-Gata, Fhet-Strett. 1753.

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T O T H E

READER.

TTJsfHosoever thou art, into whose pfr hands this paraphrase may fall, know that the author of it is not near enough any Nobleman to put it into his hands; nor hath he face enough (as is the mode of this daring age) to call at a distance; but could he do both, yet know also, he would do neither; for he defireth not, that any thing, either of others, or his own, stould be patronized beyond its own native worth ; and is himself as willing, as any touchy-headed Decriers of anatomy and anatomists, of all art and artists, that all the fiame that is due to the ill managing of this good Subject, should return upon his own pate; and such is his allegiance to his king, that if he can but keep off their foul fingets from him, to which they are apt enough, he cares not how heavy they fall upon himself: And on the other hand, if there be any thing herein contained, os true value, it will but shine the brighter for the rubs and petulant endeavours of all condultitious detractors; who, being thrust out of some A 2 mer'

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