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JOINT EVENING PREACHER AT THE FOUNDLING HOSPITAL,
OF ESSAYS HISTORICAL AND MORAL, ETC.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
A NEW EDITION, CORRECTED AND ENLARGED.
MEŚwy de tålw À alann. ST. PAUL.
The Lord Bishop of Durham.
YOUR Lordship’s favourable acceptance of these volumes in the very imperfect form in which they first appeared, and your ready acquiescence in my wish of introducing them to the Public under the sanction of your respectable name, were great instances of liberality
iv DEDICATION. in your Lordship; and I trust the manner in which these favours have been received will not be cited as an instance of ingratitude in me.
It will be only doing justice to my intentions, my Lord, to believe that my sole object in the compilation of this history has been the cause of truth and of piety. If, in the course of my researches, I have seen fome occasion for commendation on that national establishment, of which I have the honour to be a member, the candid of every sect will, I flatter myself, not ascribe those commendations to venal motives - Few persons have less obligation in a pecuniary view than I have to the Church; few have less fanguine hopes of preferment than I entertain; and the evening of my life, which is fast approaching, will necessarily preclude both the desire and the enjoyment of it.--I-fhall probably