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HONOURABLE MRS. JOLLIFFE,

THE FOLLOWING DEFENCE

OF OUR

NATIONAL SYSTEM OF LAWS

RELATIVE TO MARRIAGE, THE PROTECTION OF WHICH HAS

DISTINGUISHED THE

PARLIAMENTARY CONDUCT

OF HER

WORTHY CONSORT,

IS,

WITH ALL

GRATITUDE AND HUMILITY,

MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,

BY HER MOST OBEDIENT

AND

DEVOTED HUMBLE SERVANT,

JAMES COOKSON.

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POL Y G A M Y,

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SUGGESTED BY THE DICTATES OF
Scripture, Nature, Reason, and Common-fense ;

WITH A DESCRIPTION OF
MARRIAGE and its OBLIGATIONS ;

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A CONTEMPLATION OF OUR
National SYSTEM of LAWS relative thereto;

AND PARTICULARLY AN
EXAMINATION of 26 Geo, II, Ch. 33.

COMMONLY CALL ED
The MARRIAGE ACT.

INCLUDING REMARKS ON
THELYPHTHORA and its SCHEME;

WITH SOME
Hints for the Prevention of Prostitution.

By JAMES COOKSON, CLERK, A.B.
OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE, OXFORD; RECTOR OF ÇOLEMERE

AND PRIOR'S-DEANE, HANTS.

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Quid enim laboro nifi ut VERITAS in omni quæstione explicetur ?

Cic, Tusc. Desputat. lib. iii. cap. 20.
Polygamy can never be endured under any Rational Civil
Efablisoment."-Blackstone's Comment. b. iv. c. 13.

WINCHESTER:
PRINTED BY J. WILKES, FOR THE AUTHOR ;
SOLD BY T. CADELL IN THE STRAND, AND J. DEBRETT
OPPOSITE BURLINGTON-HOUSE, PICCADILLY, LONDON.

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HONOURABLE MRS. JOLLIFFE,

THE FOLLOWING DEFENCE

OF OUR

NATIONAL SYSTEM OF LAWS

RELATIVE TO MARRIAGE,

THE PROTECTION OF WHICH HAS

DISTINGUISHED THE

PARLIAMENTARY CONDUCT

OF HER

WORTHY CONSORT,

IS,

WITH ALL

GRATITUDE AND HUMILITY,

MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,

BY HER MOST OBEDIENT

AND

DEVOTED HUMBLE SERVANT,

JAMES COOKSO N.

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