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MANUAL OF THE RUDIMENTS
AN ABRIDGMENT OF BISHOP TOMLINE'S ELEMENTS;
AN ANALYSIS OF PALEY'S EVIDENCES;
A SUMMARY OF BISHOP PEARSON ON THE CREED;
AND A BRIEF EXPOSITION OF THE THIRTY-NINE ARTICLES,
CHIEFLY FROM BISHOP BURNET;
OTHER MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS CONNECTED WITH JEWISH
RITES AND CEREMONIES, &c. &c.
REV. J. B. SMITH,
BAMBURGH, AND HEAD MASTER OF HORNCASTLE GRAMMAR SCHOOL
FOR THE USE OF STUDENTS.
Πάς γραμματεύς μαθητευθείς τη βασιλεία των ουρανών όμοιός
οικοδεσπότη, όστις εκβάλλει εκ του θησαυρού αυτού καινά και παλαιά. Μatt.
DUKE OF NEWCASTLE,
KNIGHT OF THE GARTER,
VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE,
MY LORD DUKE,
It is with feelings of no ordinary gratification, that I avail myself of your Grace's kind permission to place the following Manual under your patronage and protection.
There seems, indeed, a peculiar propriety in dedicating to your Grace a work of this description. On all occasions you have proved yourself the firm and consistent supporter of the Church of England; the zealous defender of her rights and privileges; and the staunch uncompromising opposer of every measure, however specious, calculated to diminish her deserved pre-eminence, or to weaken her salutary influence in the nation at large. Thus you have indeed established the strongest claims upon the esteem and regard of every one by whom that Church is held dear.
When to this is added, the deep sense of obligation which I entertain for your having generously interested yourself in my favour, at a time when I was known to your Grace only by some well-meant and conscientious, however inadequate, endeavours to perform the laborious and important duties of a public instructor, it may be readily conceived how I rejoice in the opportunity afforded me, of giving this testimony of my admiration of your Grace's public conduct, and of my warm gratitude for your kindness to myself individually.