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BY THE LATE
AUTHOR OF DISSERTATIONS ON THE EXISTENCE, ATTRIBUTES, AND
MORAL GOVERNMENT OF GOD, &c. &c.
Printed by James Clarke, Cowgate,
These Discourses, though partly posthu
mous, were all intended for Publication.
Mr. Savile had, previous to his death, corrected a hundred and sixty pages. The remainder of the volume is presented to the Public, in a less finished state. Yet, the whole, it is hoped, will be found neither unworthy of the Author, nor undeserving the serious attention of the Reader.
EDINBURGH, I November, 1810. S
And the Lord God said, Behold the man is become as one
of us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put
forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat
and live for ever ; therefore the Lord God sent him
forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from
whence he was taken. So he drove out the man: and
he placed at the east end of the garden of Eden, cheru-
bim and a flaming sword, which turned every way, to
keep the way of the tree of life, - - - - 21
THE CORRUPTION OF HUMAN
"GENESIs, vi. 5.
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the
earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his
heart, is only evil continually, - - - - - - 51