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THE

W O R K S

OF

THOMAS OTWAY,

CONSISTING OP HIS

PLAYS, POEMS,

AND

LETTERS.

WITH

A SKETCH OF HIS LIFE,

ENLARGED FROM THAT WRITTEN BY DR. JOHNSON.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

CONTAINING

THE ATHEIST; OR, THE SECOND PART OF

THE SOLDIER'S FORTUNE.
THE ORPHAN.
THE HISTORY AND FALL OF CAIUS MARIUS.
VENICE PRESERVED.
POEMS AND LETTERS.

London:

PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J, RIVINGTON; T. PAYNE; WILKIE AND ROBINSON ;

LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN; CADELL AND DAVIES ;
J, MURRAY ; J. MAWIAN; AND R, BALDWIN,

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THE ATHEIST;

THE SECOND PART

THE SOLDIER'S FORTUNE.

Hic noster authores habet ;
Quorum æmulari exoptat negligentiam
Potius quam istorum obscuram diligentiam.
Dehinc ut quiescant porro moneo, et desinant
Maledicere, malefacta ne noscant sua.

TERENCE.

నిత్యము

TO THE

LORD ELANDE,

ELDEST SON TO THE

RT. HON. THE MARQUIS OF HALIFAX.

MY LORD,

IT

was not without a great deal of debate with myself, that I could resolve to make this present to your Lordship: for though epistles dedicatory be lately grown so epidemical, that either sooner or later, no man of quality (whom the least author has the least pretence to be troublesome to) can escape them ; yet methought your Lordship should be as much above the common perplexities that attend your quality, as you are above the common level of it, as well in the most exalted degrees of a noble generous spirit, as in a piercing apprehension, good understanding, and daily ripening judgment, all sweetened by an obliging affability and condescension ; of which I have often, in the honour of your conversation, had particular cause to be proud; and for which, therefore, a more than ordinary reason now to be grateful.

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VOL. II.

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