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THE

WORKS

OF

ROBERT HALL, A.M.

WITH A BRIEF MEMOIR OF HIS LIFE,

BY DR. GREGORY;

AND OBSERVATIONS ON HIS CHARACTER AS A PREACHER,

BY JOHN FOSTER.

PUBLISHED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF

OLINTHUS GREGORY, LL.D. F.R.A.S.

PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS IN THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY

VOL. III.

TRACTS, POLITICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS.

LONDON:

HOLDS WORTH AND BALL,

18, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.

MDCCC XXXII.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

In this Volume, Mr. Hall's Political Tracts are arranged in the order of their publication. To them succeeds various Tracts, which, though not strictly political, bear an obvious relation to the subjects of politics and political economy; employing the latter term, not in its restricted sense, which regards merely the wealth of nations, but in the more extended acceptation, which embraces the momentous topics of general security, freedom, comfort, and happiness. Some of these pieces, though very extensively circulated to promote the purposes for which they were respectively written, were never issued by sale, and it is now exceedingly difficult to procure a single copy of them. Others, which were regularly published, have been long out of print.

The origin of the Fragments on Village Preaching, and general Toleration, I have briefly described in a prefatory note, p. 329.

The summary of the arguments on Christian Communion could not be included in the second volume without unduly augmenting its bulk; it is, therefore, inserted in this.

The Miscellaneous Pieces which terminate the volume, have, it is true, no necessary connexion with the Tracts which precede them; but as they are equally unconnected with any of the subjects treated in the fourth volume, they are here introduced, solely for the purpose of preserving a tolerable uniformity in size throughout the series. They appeared originally in Felir Farley's Bristol Journal, and have not since been published with their author's permission. They serve, however, to shew with what taste and elegance he could, in early life, indulge in the lighter species of composition; and what eminence he might have attained in that department of literature, had not his inclinations as well as his profession led him to devote his rich endowments to infinitely higher purposes.

OLINTHUS GREGORY.

August 1, 1831.

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