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RICHARD CRUTTWELL, ST. JAMES'S-STREET, BATH;
CADELL AND DAVIES, STRAND, AND HATCHARD,
GEORGE LORD BISHOP OF LINCOLN.
I Presume to request your Lordship's protection for the following Discourses, though the Author has not the honour of being known to you; because I flatter myself they contain the genuine Doctrines of that Church, of which your Lordship is one of the ablest Pillars. If those Doctrines are expressed in a manner which may be useful to the humble Followers of CHRIST, for whose instruction and comfort this little work is designed, it will want no other introduction to your Lordship; and if I am permitted to say that it has been honoured with your approbation, it can stand in need of no other recommendation to the public.
I have the honour to be,
With the greutest respect,
Your Lordship's most faithful
And obedient Servant,
HE intention of the following Work
is to supply the ignorant, and those who wish to instruct them, with a plain and simple summary of the faith and duty of a Christian ; unmixed with controversy, and level to the capacities of those who have not had the advantage of a learned education. If it shall be found to contain nothing new, I beg leave to observe that I consider that circumstance as its greatest merit. Some late experiments give us too much reason to dread novelty in Philosophy and Politics, and it is still more to be