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RICHARD CRUTTWELL, ST. JAMES'S-STREET, BATH;

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T. EGERTON, WHITEHALL; AND JOHNSON AND CO. 72, ST. PAUL'S

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PREFACE.

N the following Effays, Scripture alone is referred

to as the bafis of argument. In three of them every text is produced in which the terms upon each fubject occur. This mode of research has been adopted because it presents the shortest, easiest, and surest means of detecting error, and of difcovering truth.

In whatever light the refults of thefe inquiries may appear to the reader, the writer of them can truly fay, that they have greatly increased his veneration for, and attachment to, the Bible. They have exhibited to him the extraordinary revelations of God to mankind, as agreeing with the dictates of the mental faculties which He has given them, and with that fimplicity, benevolence, and perfection, which are manifested in the structure and' government of the world. Thus, have they established his conviction, that all proceed from the fame Author. They have alfo confirmed his belief, that the different revelations themselves are several parts of one vaft and varied,

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