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much trouble: there he was prayed for particularly. After this, he gave some orders with great ferenity of mind; and an occasion offering of fpeaking of the Goodness of God; he especially exalted the Love which God thewed to Man, in justifying him by Faith in Jesus CHRIST. He returned him thanks in particular, for having called him to the knowledge of that divine Saviour. He exhorted all about him to read the Holy Scripture attentively, and to apply themselves sincerely to the practice of all their duties; adding exprefly, that by this means they would be more happy in this world, and secure to themselves the poffeffion of eternal felicity in the other. He past the whole night without sleep. The next day he caused himself to be carried into his closet, for he had not strength to walk by himself; and there in his chair, and in a kind of dozing, tho' in his full senses, as appeared by what he faid from time to time, he gave up the ghost about three in the afternoon the 28th of October.
I beg you, Sir, not to take what I have faid of Mr. Locke's Character for a finished Portrait. It is only a slight sketch of some few of his excellent qualities. I am told we shall quickly have, it done by the hand of a master. To that I refer you. Many features, I am sure, have escaped me: but I dare affirm, that those which I have given you a draught of, are not
Tet off with false colours, but drawn faithfully from the life.
I must not omit a particular in Mr. Locke's Will, which it is of no small importance to the Commonwealth of Learning to be acquaintal with; namely, that therein he declares what were the Works which he had published without setting his name to them. The occasion of it was this: some time before his death, Dr. Hudson, Keeper of the Bodleian Library at Oxford, had desired him to fend him all the Works with which he had favoured the Pub. lic, as well those with his name as those without, that they might be all placed in that famous Library. Mr. Locke sent him only the former, but in his Will he declarcs, he is refolved fully to satisfy Dr. HUDSON; and to that intent he bequeaths to the Bodleian Library a copy of the rest of his works to which he had not prefixed his name, viz. a Latin Letter concerning Toleration, printed at Tergou, and transĩated some time afterwards into English unknown to Mr. Locke; two other Letters upon the fame subject, in answer to the Objections made against the first; The Reasonableness of Christianity, with two Vindications of that Book ; and Two Treatises of Government. These are all the anonymous Works which Mr. LOCKE owns himself to be the Author of.
For the rest, I shall not pretend to tell you at what age he died, because I do not certainly know it. I have often heard him say, he had forgot the year of his birth; ; but that he ber lieved he had set it down somewhere. It has not yet been found among his papers, but it is computed that he was about Sixty fix.
Tho? I have continued some time at London, a City, very fruitful, in Literary News, I have nothing curious to tell you. Since Mr. Locke departed this life, I have hardly been able to think of any thing, but the loss of that great Man, whose Memory will always be dear to me:: happy, if, as I admired him for
many years, that I was nçar him; I cou'd buț imitate him, in any one respect! I am with all fin. cerity, Sir, your &c.
T A B L E
Pieces containd in this Colletion,
HE fundamental Constitutions of
page 1. A Letter from a person of Quality
to his Friend in the Country: giving an account of the Debates and Refolutions of the House of Lords, in April and May, 1675, concerning a Bill, entitled : An Aet to prevent the Dangers which may arise from Persons disaffected to the Government
57 Remarks upon some of Mr. Norris's Books,
wherein he asserts E. MAL EBRANÇhe's
Opinion of our seeing all things in God 153 Elements of Natural Philosophy
179 Some Thoughts concerning Reading and Study for a Gentleman
231 A Letz