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PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG, 73, CHEAPSIDE;
G. AND J. ROBINSON; G. OFFOR; AND J. EVANS AND CO.: ALSO,
THE RIGHT REVEREND
EDMUND LAW, D.D.
LORD BISHOP OF CARLISLE.
HAD the obligations which I owe to your Lordship's kindness been much less or much fewer than they are, had personal gratitude left any place in my mind for deliberation or for inquiry, in selecting a name which every reader might confess to be prefixed with propriety to a work that, in many of its parts, bears no obscure relation to the general principles of natural and revealed religion, I should have found myself directed by many considerations to that of the Bishop of Carlisle. A long life spent in the most interesting of all human pursuits-the investigation of moral and religious truth, in constant and unwearied endeavours to advance the discovery, communication, and success, of both; a life so occupied, and arrived at that period which renders every life venerable, commands respect by a title which no virtuous mind will dispute; which no mind sensible of the importance of these studies to the supreme concernments of