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FALL of MAN:
Hiftorical, Philofophical, Critical, and
RAYMOND DE ST. MAUR.
The Technical Terms in the Arts and Sciences are
Mythological Fables of the Heathens, wherever referr'd
In TWELVE BOOKS.
Embellished with a great Number of Copper-Plates.
Printed for M. COOPER, Pater-nofter-row; W. REEVE,
O Poem has had greater or juster Praise from the most eminent Judges of Literature, than PARADISE LOST, as well for the Sublimity of the Subject and Sentiments, as the profound and extenfive Learning it is enriched with. It comprebends almost every Thing within the Extent of buman Knowledge; but being wrote in the highest Stile of heroick Poetry, and the Thoughts, many of them exprefs'd by Figures of Grammar and Rhetoric, being full of Digreffions and Sentences tranfpofed, as well as difficult Terms in the Mathematicks, History, Aftronomy, Aftrology, Geography, Architecture, Navigation, Anatomy, Alchymy, Divinity, and all other human Arts and Sciences, it hath jo happened, that many Readers have been unable to fee the Beauties of the Poem, for want of being able to come at the proper Explication of thofe things, which have been out of their Reach; and this must happen to a great many; for how few are there who have had