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Hac laus, hic apex Sapientia est, ea viventem
: MR. FRANCIS QUARLES' Emblems first printed
about the Year 1630, have been long esteemed, and much admired by the sober, virtuous and pious in every Denomination. There is not a single circumstance in human Life to which some Part of them does not allude; the Explanations of the Figures are in easy agreeable Verse; to each of them is added a striking Quotation from one of the Fathers of the Church, and the Whole is briefly summed up in a general Inference, · The School OP THE HEART is also an excellent Performance; for it unfolds all the Springs of Action in the human Mind, and points out what are the Principles upon which the Generality of Mankind act; a Subject that can never be too much attended to.
This excellent Work has been long out of Print, which occasioned its being sold at an exorbitant Price ; to the great loss of many worthy Persons who would have been glad to purchase it. With respect to the present Edition, it exceeds all that ever went before; the Cuts are engraved at a vast expence, all the Latin Mottos are translated, so that it will be found one of the most agreeable Works that can be offered to the Public ; especially to the rising Generation. Here they will meet with no distracting Controversy; no doubts concerning Religion ; but Entertainment and Improvement go hand in hand together.
It is hoped that this Edition will meet with that reception which the merit and utility of such an original