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Sold by T. CADELL, in LONDON; and D. PRINCE and J. COOKE, OXFORD,

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HONOURED long ago by your

Friendship, and distinguished of late, among the first, by your voluntary and unsolicited Patronage, it would 'ill become me to appear in public without paying You my tribute of Gratitude, and expressing my warmest ac

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knowledgements for Favours, rendered doubly obligatory by the mode of conferring them. But there will appear a peculiar propriety in the introduction of your Lordship's Name at the head of this Work, when it is known that it was You, who first prompted the Author to undertake, and afterwards encouraged him, perhaps too juftly diffident of his own Abilities, to persevere in it. If therefore there should be found any thing useful or valuable in these Sheets, it must all be placed to the account of Your unwearied zeal in recommending and enforcing, upon principle, the cultivation of Sacred Literature. It would be arrogance ini me to imagine, that my weak Voice could have any influence in guiding the Public, Applaufe. But the World will daily receive the most fübftantial proofs, that your. Lordship, comes: not behind: the most illustrious of Your Predeceflors: in any

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of the Qualifications, which constitute or adorn the Character of a truly Christian Bishop. That You may long live to signalize those Virtues, which must neceffarily tend to advance the Credit of our most Holy Religion, confirm the Happiness of Your Diocese, and greatly endear You both to God and Man, is the unfeigncd and ardent Prayer of,

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