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That thou mightest know the certainty of these things wherein
thou haft been instructed. Actsi. 4.

LONDON:

FRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON, NO. 72, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,

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DEDICATION.

TO

The Rev. THOMAS BELSHAM,

TUTOR IN DIVINITY IN THE NEW COLLEGE,

HACKNEY,

DEAR SIR,

AFFECTION and esteem join with a sense of propriety in leading me to dedicate this work to you. To your friendship and society I owe a very great part of the satisfaction I have enjoyed during my residence at Clapton; not many days having ever intervened without our having had some intercourse, since I have been settled in you neighbourhood; and the interruption of it, as the breaking of any other habit, will for a long time be sensibly and painfully felt by me, It has also been an intercourse as improving as it has been pleasing to me. And without the seasonable aid of impressions from the knowledge and virtue others, no man can tell how much his own mind might have suffered; man being the great inftrument in the hand of Providence of forming mall for the best or the worst purposes.

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