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1. As individuals generaly judge of persons & things from selfinterestd motives, so do ^ private societys [[unclear]] so do the public ^ but the public judgements & that of particular Societys are different; the public have for objects, polities, War, legislation, Arts & Sciences; tho these concern every individual; yet they are but slightly esteemed, compard with those ideas that regard immediately the particular interest of each Society, such as its taste, liking, aversions, projects, pleasures, from hence it follows that a man who has acquir'd many ideas of this last kind, [[unclear]] will be greatly esteem'd by the Societys he frequents, but in the eyes of the public whether he exerts his talents in