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FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWNE,

LONDON.

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TO

THOMAS CHARLES CADOGAN, Esq.

WITH A

DEEP RESPECT FOR HIS VIRTUES,

This work

IS INSCRIBED,

BY HIS MOST SINCERE,

AND MOST OBLIGED FRIEND,

THE AUTHOR.

CHAPEL HILL, MARGATE,

NOV. 1, 1810.

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TO THE

SECOND EDITION.

IN offering to the public à revised and enlarged impression of this work, the author conceives it would be downright affectation in him to pass over in total silence the objections that have been made to its original title, by some judicious and much esteemed friends : he must deem it, however, matter of high gratification, that in a work, embracing so many topics, he has not afforded them more weighty causes for objection. But, as a highly respectable Review is likewise of opinion, that the title “ might be more properly exchanged, for the graver one of Dissertations, moral, historical, and re

ligious*,” he is induced to think, that the al

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* Vide the British Critic, for the month of January, 1810.

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