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RIGHT REV. CHARLES RICHARD,
LORD BISHOP OF WINCHESTER,
I HAVE been induced to solicit the honour
of dedicating this little work to your Lordship from the conviction that its contents are not only
consonant with the Doctrines and Articles of
that Church of which your Lordship is so bright an ornament, but that they are in unison with the truths of Divine Revelation, that perfect standard by which all Theology and Morality must be judged. My object in presenting it to
stances, are debarred access to, or are not inclined to read, works of a more extensive kind.
While the writer has no disposition to despise that criticism which, if impartially administered, is the best safeguard of the press, neither would she timidly shrink from investigation; aware that no partiality of friends can long buoy up an unworthy production.
This is not intended as the language of indifference, but arises from a consciousness of the purity of motive, and the desire to do good, which have actuated her; compared with which, all other considerations are momentary and unsatisfying,
Thus saith the Lord God,-remove the diadem, and take
off the crown, until he come whose right it is; and I