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To which are fubjoined,
An INQUIRY into HAPPINESS,
By the late Reverend Mr JOHN MACLAURIN.
Published by JOHN GILLIES, D. D.
Printed for W. GRAY, Front of the Exchange.
Sold, at London, by J. BUCKLAND, and E. & C. DILLY.
Gift Tappan Pres. Ass 1-8-1932
THE honourable teftimony given by pious and learned men of different denominations, to Mr Maclaurin's few pieces, printed at Glasgow in 1755, and reprinted at Edinburgh in the year 1771, renders any recommendation of his works unneceffary. It is proper, however, to acquaint the reader, that the Effay on Prophecy, written A. D. 1736, and the Inquiry into Happiness, a compofition of a still earlier date, are printed from the author's manufcripts; the originals of which are in the hands of the publisher; but the Sermons only from copies of what was taken from his mouth in fhort hand. Though from that circumstance they are lefs accurate and correct than could be wifhed; yet they contain fuch a variety of ftriking, and even original fentiments, on fome of the most important fubjects, that it was judged the prefenting them to the public, may, through the bleffing of God, confiderably contribute to promote the interests of religion, which the worthy author had so deeply at heart.