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SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.
BY THE REV. ROBERT LYNAM, A.M.
ASSISTANT CHAPLAIN TO THE MAGDALEN HOSPITAL.
IN SIX VOLUMES.
PRINTED FOR GEORGE COWIE AND CO.
IN THE POULTRY.
N° 34. SATURDAY, March 3, 1753.
Has toties optata exegit gloria pænas.--Juv.
TO THE ADVENTURER. SIR,
Fleet Prison, Feb. 24. a benevolent disposition, every state of life wi rd some opportunities of contributing to the welfare mankind. Opulence and splendour are enabled to bel the cloud of adversity, to dry up the tears of the low and the orphan, and to increase the felicity of all und them : their example will animate virtue, and rd the progress of vice. And even indigence and curity, though without power to confer happiness, 7 at least prevent misery, and apprize those who are ided by their passions, that they are on the brink of mediable calamity. 'leased, therefore, with the thought of recovering ers from that folly which has embittered my own days, ave presumed to address the ADVENTURER irom la ary mansions of wretchedness and despair, of which
so wonderfully constructed, as to fly open tion of strangers, though they are impervious adamant to such as are within them: - Faciles descensus Averni; is atque dies patet atri janua Ditis : vocare gradum, superasque evadere ad auras, pus, hic labor est.--VIRG. ates of Hell are open night and day; th the descent, and easy is the way: o return and view the cheerful skies s the task and mighty labour lies.-Deyden.