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Page 54, line 9, for Abhim read Alehim

20, after" and "read“ shall I not"
70,

22, before be” read therefore"
93, 6, put the asterisk after “punishment"
115,

8, for truths read truth
127,

1, alter “ that" read “this"
132, 22, before “miracles " r« ad “the performance of "
158, 27, for opinion read opinions
162, 11, after “ God " put a period
172,

14, for their read there
178, 1, for expression read expressions
208, I, for third read fourth
210,

16, for 46 read 45 214,

3, before “would" read “they' 215, 28, for On read En 335, 4, for Thebes read Thebis

25. for preter read pra ter 345,

10, for question read expression 350, 1, fur remains read remain

28, for αναβαινονια read αναβαινοντα 372,

12, for announced read denounced 373, 24, for inseparately read inseparably 399, 23, for set read sit 424, 14,. before " at " insert “ that " 470,

22, for apethemas read anathemas 489,

4. for ( ndes read loves
502, 18, for μελλιον read μελλων
503, 24, betore “was " insert “ Jesus"

II, atterby” insert “Mr.
II, for “Ms. Fox" read “ Mr. Foster."

508, 468

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PREFACE.

THE peculiar circumstances under wbich the following Lectures are presented to the public, require a more minute explanatory statement than is usually given in an Introductory Address. And as the inhabitants of Manchester and its vicinity, (to whom the Lectures were delivered, and among whom they were first published,) are more particularly interested, to them will these remarks be considered as principally addressed.

In the winter of 1811-1812, I delivered a Course of Lectures on the Evidences of the Truth of the Christian Religion to a society of young men belonging to the

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congregation.' The pleasure which they kindly expressed, and their anxious wish to attend to the doctrines of the Christian religion, after being satisfied of the divine mission of its Founder, induced me to promise, that if health and strength were spared, I would, in the ensuing winter, go through a course on the principal doctrines, either in private or public. An attempt was made to combine these two objects, by first delivering them in public, and afterwards discussing the arguments at a private meeting. The latter was however necessarily deferred to a future opportunity.

Having before delivered part of the following Lectures at Nottingham, to an audience consisting, in a great measure, of strangers, I imagined that it might be the case in Manchester, and therefore adopted the plan, which I had in part pursued before, of addressing them to Trinitarian worshippers.

It was impossible to have calculated previously upon the attention which would be excited to the subjects. Nor could it have been supposed, that, in four or five

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