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AN

HISTORY

OF THE

Corruptions of Christianity,

IN TWO VOLUMES,

*BY

Joseph Priestley, LL.D. F.R.S.

THE SECOND EDITION.

Didt thou not fow good seed in thy field - Whence then
hath it tares ?

Matt. xüi. 23.

VOL. I.

BIRMINGHAM,
PRINTED BY J. THOMPSON,
FOR J. Johnson, No 72, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD, I.ONDON.

1793.

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TO THE

Rev. Theophilus Lindsey, A. M.

DEAR FRIEND,

closely with

WISHING, as I do, that my name may ever be connected as

yours

after death, as we have been connected by friendship in life, it is with peculiar fatisfaction that I dedicate this work (which I am willing to hope will be one of the most useful of my publications) to you:

To your example of a pure love of truth, and of the most fearlefs integrity in afferting it, evidenced by the facrifices you have made to it, I owe much of my own wishes to imbibe the same spirit ; though a more

favourable

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