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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-sense;

WITH A DESCRIPTION OF
MARRIAGE and its OBLIGATIONS;

A CONTEMPLATION OF OUR
National SYSTEM of LAWS relative thereto;

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

COMMONLY CALLED
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.

IN TWO PARTS,
Quid enim labora nis ut VERITAS in omni quæftione explicetur ?

Cic, Tusc. Defputat. lib. iii. cap. 20.

can never be endured under any Rational Civil
Eftablisoment."-Blackstone's Comment. b. iv. c. 13.

Polygamy

WINCHESTER:
PRINTED BY J. WILKĘS, FOR THE AUTHOR ;
SOLD BY T.'CADELL IN THE STRAND, AND J. DEBRETT
OPPOSITE BURLINGTON-HOUSE, PICCADILLY, LONDON.

MDCCLXXXII.

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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,

I AMES COOKSON.

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