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The PRESENT TIMES:
Each Chapter beginning with a diverting Fable;
Curious Observations from the Best Hiftories:
Done into English, from a French Manuscript,
By P. B. DU-BOIS.
Omne tulit punctum qui miscuit utile dulci,
The Second Edition.
Printed for the Author,
The PR EF A C E.
Ables were so much
in Use, and had in F
such Efteein among the Ancients, that the
Wiseft and most Judicious of them, in whatever they either deliver'd, or publish'd, by Way of Advice, or Direction to Others, generally interspers’d such Choice Fables, as they thought would be most conducive to render themselves more intelligible; and to imprint in the Minds of their Hearers, or Readers, such lively Ideas, and convincing Notions, as are requifite thoroughly to ground Men in the Knowledge of Vir(42)