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THE REV. JEROME ALLEY, LL.B. M.R.I.A.
IN THE DIOCESE OF ARMAGH.
PRINTED FOR T. CADELL, IN THE STRAND;
TO HIS GRACE
LORD JOHN GEORGE DE LA POER
ARCHBISHOP OF ARMAGH,
PRIMATE AND METROPOLITAN OF ALL IRELAND,
&c. &c. &c.
I HAVE humbly and diligently endeavoured, in the following pages, to enforce the Evidences of the Necessity and Reality of an Inspired Religion; and I hope the presumption may not be deemed wholly unpardonable with which I solicit permission to distinguish a Work on such a subject, by inscribing it to Your Grace.
Many exalted characters, my Lord, have been appointed by the wisdom of our kings to the See of Armagh, and have justified the purity of royal selection by their talents and their virtues. Among these high names, the three immediate predecessors of Your Grace have entitled themselves, I might almost