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By the Rev. JOHN GARDINER,

Curate of the above Church, and Rector of BRAILSFORD, &c. in the County of DERBY,

Published at the Request of the Eorps.

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TAUNTON:

Printed by J. POOLE; fold by Him, and E. and S. HASSUMS;

Sold alfo by Meffrs. RIVINGTONS, St. Paul's Church Yard; STOCKDALE, Piccadilly;
RICHARDSON, Cornhill; and J. DowNES, Temple-Bar, LONDON,

1794.

(Price One Shilling and Six-pence.)

d. 10

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THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN EARL POULETT, VISCOUNT HINTON,

KNIGHT OF THE MOST ANTIENT ORDER OF THE THISTLE, LORD LIEUTENANT AND CUSTOS ROTULORUM

OF THE

COUNTY OF SOMERSET,

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LIEUTENANT-COLONEL STRODE,

MAJOR BURLAND,

AND TO

ALL THE OTHER OFFICERS OF THE SOMERSET LIGHT CAVALRY,

THE FOLLOWING DISCOURSE

то

(PUBLISHED AT THEIR REQUEST)

IS GRATEFULLY AND RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,

BY THEIR MOST OBLIGED,

AND DEVOTED HUMBLE SERVANT,

THE AUTHOR.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

THE

'HE Author is fearful that the following Difcourfe will lofe in the Clofet much of that warm approbation with which it was honoured on delivery from the Pulpit. The discerning eye may spy out defects on an attentive perufal, which escape obfervation in the rapidity of utterance, and which some may think perhaps, a little of the lime labor might have corrected. That it did not undergo a most rigorous process of this kind, to render it more worthy the acceptance of the respectable Characters who defired to see it in print, cannot be imputed to indolence or prefumption. The fact is there is much danger and perplexity in the use of the above inftrument-and often, when we fit down with anxiety to polish and refine, unless we have an accurate judgment (which it is not the good fortune of every one to poffefs, much lefs to exercife over his own works) we go on in removing, as we think, the roughness and inequalities of the furface, till we are found at length to have given a diftorted or irregular fhape to the substance. Rather than fall into this error, in attempting to render periods more harmonious or paffages more vigorous-the Author determined to commit his Discourse to the Prefs nearly verbatim as it was delivered -trusting for its defects to that candour and liberality which he has before experienced at the Bar of Criticism. A

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