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AVO

IN

ON

SEVERAL OCCASIONS,

WITH

SOME OTHER COMPOSITIONS.

BY NATHANIEL EVANS, A. M.

Late MISSIONARY (appointed by the SOCIETY for PRO-
PAGATING the GOSPEL) for GLOUCESTER COUNTY,
in NEW-JERSEY; and CHAPLAIN to the LORD VIS-
COUNT KILMOREY, of the KINGDOM of IRELAND.

PHILADELPHIA:

PRINTED BY JOHN DUNLAP, IN MARKET-STREET.

M. DCC. LXXII.

-521

THEN WORK PUBLIC LIBRARY 162846

ASTOR, NOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1899.

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'HE Author of the following Poems was born in the city of Philadelphia, June 8th, 1742; and was fent to the Academy there, foon after it was firft opened, and before the Collegiate part of the Inftitution was begun. Having spent about fix years in Grammar Learning, his parents, who were reputable citizens, defigning him for merchandize, put him Apprentice; but not finding either his genius or inclination leading him much to that profession, he devoted more of his time to the fervice of the Muses, than to the business of the Counting-Houfe. Soon after the expiration of his apprenticeship, he accordingly returned to the College, and applied himself, with great diligence, to the study of Philofophy and the Sciences, till the Commencement, May 30th, 1765; when, on account of his great merit and promifing genius, he was, by fpecial Mandate of the Trustees, upon the recommendation of the Provost and Faculty of Profeffors, complimented with a DIPLOMA for the degree of Master of Arts; although he had not taken the previous degree of Bachelor of Arts, on account, of the interruption in his courfe of ftudies, during the term of his apprenticeship.

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