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Page 54, line 9, for Abhim read Alehim
20, after" and "read“ shall I not"
22, before be” read therefore"
8, for truths read truth
1, alter “ that" read “this"
14, for their read there
16, for 46 read 45 214,
3, before “would" read “they' 215, 28, for On read En 335, 4, for Thebes read Thebis
25. for preter read pra ter 345,
10, for question read expression 350, 1, fur remains read remain
28, for αναβαινονια read αναβαινοντα 372,
12, for announced read denounced 373, 24, for inseparately read inseparably 399, 23, for set read sit 424, 14,. before " at " insert “ that " 470,
22, for apethemas read anathemas 489,
4. for ( ndes read loves
II, atterby” insert “Mr.
THE peculiar circumstances under wbich the following Lectures are presented to the public, require a more minute explanatory statement than is usually given in an Introductory Address. And as the inhabitants of Manchester and its vicinity, (to whom the Lectures were delivered, and among whom they were first published,) are more particularly interested, to them will these remarks be considered as principally addressed.
In the winter of 1811-1812, I delivered a Course of Lectures on the Evidences of the Truth of the Christian Religion to a society of young men belonging to the
congregation.' The pleasure which they kindly expressed, and their anxious wish to attend to the doctrines of the Christian religion, after being satisfied of the divine mission of its Founder, induced me to promise, that if health and strength were spared, I would, in the ensuing winter, go through a course on the principal doctrines, either in private or public. An attempt was made to combine these two objects, by first delivering them in public, and afterwards discussing the arguments at a private meeting. The latter was however necessarily deferred to a future opportunity.
Having before delivered part of the following Lectures at Nottingham, to an audience consisting, in a great measure, of strangers, I imagined that it might be the case in Manchester, and therefore adopted the plan, which I had in part pursued before, of addressing them to Trinitarian worshippers.
It was impossible to have calculated previously upon the attention which would be excited to the subjects. Nor could it have been supposed, that, in four or five