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THE

EVIDENCES

OF THE

CHRISTIAN RELIGION,

By the Right Honourable
JOSEPH ADDISON, Esq.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,

SEVERAL DISCOURSES

AGAINST ATHEISM AND INFIDELITY,

AND IN

DEFENCE OF THE CHRISTIAN REVELATION.

Occasionally published by Him and Others :

And now collected into one Body, and digefted

under their proper Heads.

WITH A PREFACE,

Containing the Sentiments of Mr. Boyle, Mr. Locke,
and Sir Isaac Newton, concerning the

GOSPEL REVELATION.

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PREFACE.

THE character of Mr. ADDISON and his Writings, for Juftness of Thought, Strength of Reasoning, and Purity of Style, is too well established to need a recommendation ; but their greatest ornament, and that which gives a lustre to all the rest, is his appearing, throughout, a zealous advocate for Virtue and Religion against Profaneness and Infidelity. And because his excellent Difcourses upon those subjects lie difpersed among his other writings, and are by that means not so generally known and read as they deserve, it was judged to be no unseasonable service to Religion, to publish them together in a distinct volume ; in

hopes,

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