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THE

PRINCIPLES

OF

MORAL AND POLITICAL

PHILOSOPHY.

BY WILLIAM PALEY, D. D.

With Questions

FOR THE EXAMINATION OF STUDENTS.

BY JOHN FROST,

PRINCIPAL OF THE MAYHEW GRAMMAR SCHOOL, BOSTON,

TWO VOLUMES IN ONE

VOL. I.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY N. H. WHITAKER.
SOLD BY CARTER AND HENDEE, BOSTON ;-M'ELRATH AND BANGS,
NEW YORK ;-GRIGG AND ELLIOT, PHILADELPHIA ;-AND
HUBBARD AND EDMANDS, CINCINNATI.

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TO THE

RIGHT REVEREND

EDMUND LAW, D. D.

LORD BISHOP OF CARLISLE.

MY LORD,

Had the obligations which I owe to your Lordship's kindness been much less or much fewer than they are, had personal gratitude left any place in my mind for deliberation or for inquiry, in selecting a name which every reader might confess to be prefixed with propriety to a work that, in many of its parts, bears no obscure relation to the general principles of natural and revealed religion, I should have found myself directed by many considerations to that of the Bishop of Carlisle. A long life spent in the most interesting of all human pursuits—the investigation of moral and religious truth, in constant and unwearied endeavours to advance the discovery, communication, and success, of both ; a life so occupied, and arrived at that period which renders every life venerable, commands respect by a title which no virtuous mind will dispute ; which no mind sensible of the importance of these studies to the supreme concernments of mankind will not rejoice to see acknowledged. Whatever difference, or whatever opposition, some who peruse your Lordship’s writings may perceive between your conclusions and their own, the good and wise of all persuasions will revere that industry which has for its object the illustration or defence of our common Christianity Your Lordship’s researches

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