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GENIUS AND TEMPER
THE GREEK, THE ROMAN, THE HINDU,
AND THE CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS.
THE REV. JEROME ALLEY, LL.B. M.R.I.A.
RECTOR OF THE PARISHES OF BEAULIEU AND DRUMCARR,
IN THE DIOCESE OF ARMAGH.
MY LORD, I HAVE humbly and diligently endeavoured, in the following pages, to enforce the Evidences of the Necessity and Reality of an Inspired Religion; and I hope the presumption may not be deemed wholly unpardonable with which I solicit permission to distinguish a Work on such a subject, by inscribing it to Your Grace.
Many exalted characters, my Lord, have been appointed by the wisdom of our kings to the See of Armagh, and have justified the purity of royal selection by their talents and their virtues. Among these high names, the three immediate predecessors of Your Grace have entitled themselves, I might almost