Title: A view of human nature: or, select histories; giving an account of persons who have been most eminently distinguish'd by their virtues or vices, their Perfections or Defects, either of Body or Mind; or who have been, in any Respect, remarkable Instances of Divine Providence. The Whole collected from the best Authors in various Languages, with the Addition of several curious Particulars never before publish'd; and digested under the following Heads, amongst many others, viz. Monstrous and preternatural Births. Giants and Dwarfs. Vast Strength of some Persons. Extraordinary Longevity. Persons who have return'd to Life after they have been supposed to be dead. Strange Discoveries of Murder. The Strength of Imagination. Great Memory. Loving Husbands and Wives. $$gent Parents, and dutiful children. Gratitude and Friendship. Singular Chastity. Uncommon Patience and Fortitude. Pride and Ambition. Great Eaters and Drinkers. Instance of Temperance and long Abstinence. Great Sleepers, and Walkers in their Sleep. Dreams, Presages, and Predictions. Magicians, Wizards, and Witches. Apparitions. Persons wonderfully preserv'd from Death. Horrid Imprecations, and Appeals to God, &c. &c. &c. With Miscellaneous Notes.