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THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
THE EARL OF DARTMOUTH,
&c. &c. &c.
It affords me high gratification publicly to express my respect for your Lordship by inscribing to you the Exposition of a Book which eminently deserves to be studied by Statesmen, as well as by the Ministers of Religion, and by all others who are desirous of observing the fulfilment of prophecy in the present eventful age of the Church and the World.
In dedicating this work to your Lordship, I have been influenced by motives both of duty
and of inclination. Your Lordship is the sole patron from whom I have received any ecclesiastical preferment; and the instances of your consideration and kindness, on various occasions, both towards myself and the parish with which I am connected, have been such as will leave on my mind a lasting sense of obligation.
That your Lordship may participate in the blessings promised to the faithful servants of Christ in the inspired Book I have attempted to illustrate, is the sincere prayer of,
Your Lordship's most obliged
And most obedient Servant,
As the Author does not know the Degree which belongs to many Clergymen
in the following List, he is sorry to have been obliged to publish their names subject to this deficiency.