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To

the

Chriflian

Reader.

and

humbly acknowledge

the goodnefs

of

God in

;Ovine

to doe

it,fuch

as

it is(I

fay)

I

freely ten-

der

it

to

your

favourable

acceptance,&' dedicate

it

to

the

glory

of

God

e.

the

common

good:

know-

ing

that

it

is

both

my

duty

and

Intereft

to

'hew

the

fmall

improvement though but

of

one

Jingle

talent, rather

then, either through

floath

or

fla-

vifh

modefty

to

hide

it

in

a

Napkin.

In

the

prefatory

Epi,

file

to

the

fecond

part

of

this

bookthere was

an

endeavour

of

a

di

fcovery

concerning

the di

flin6

opinion

of

Jobs

three

friends,

as

alfo

of

what

bimfelfe

held

faft

and

inf

fled

upon

all

along

in

diflin5lion from

theirs.

And

now

that

I

have

done

with

all

that wasfaid

on

both

fides

by

the

difputants,

and

am

come

to

open

the

difcourfe

of

Elihu,

who

appeared as

}4odeiator

to

give

a

determination about the

Great

Ql_teftion,fo

long

ventilated

among

them;

it

may

feeme

fomewhat

nece

f

fary,and

I

am much

perfwaded(if

in

any

competency

attained)it

will

not

be

unprofitable,

to

give

The

Reader a briefe

pro#eêI

of

what Elihu

aymeth

at

and

cloth

in

this

his large

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accurate difcourfe, continued

in

fixe

Chapters throughout

and

divided

into

(bef

ides his Generall

preface which

takes

up

the

whole

thirty

fecond

Chapter)

foure

remarkcable

fey

ions.

Elihu

MMINEW