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A NEW EDITION.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

Edinburgh:
PRINTED FOR JAMES ROBERTSON,

7, PARLIAMENT SQUARE.

19 AUG 1964

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EDINBURGH: Irinted by Im. Blair, James' Court..

TO THE

HONOURABLE AND RIGHT REVEREND

JAMES YORK, D. D.

LORD BISHOP OF BLY.

MY LORD,

WHÉN, five years ago, an important station in the University of Cambridge awaited your Lordship’s disposal, you were pleased to offer it to

The circumstances under which this offer was made, demand a public acknowledgment. I had never seen your Lordship; I possessed no connection which could possibly recommend me to your favour; I was known to you, only by my endeavours, in common with many others, to discharge my duty as a' tutor in the University; and by some very imperfect, but certainly well-intended, and, as you thought, useful publications since. In an age by no means wanting in examples of honourable patronage, although this deserves not to be mentioned in respect of the object of your Lordship's choice, it is inferior to none in the purity and disinterestedness of the motives which suggested it.

me.

How the following work may be received, I pretend not to foretel. My first prayer concerning it is, that it may do good to any; my second hope, that it may assist what it hath always been my earnest wish to promote, the religious part of an academical education. If in this datter view it might seern in any

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