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is apparently the first edition , and not mentioned in the

printed catals of the 2 British Museum. . Therefore I have it to the University of Oxford, on Frillay, December 20, 1912,

Edward S. Dodson,

OR, THE

PHILANTHROPIST.

BY THE AUTHOR:
OF INTERESTING CONVERSATIONS, &c.

Tho' sweeter strains pour'd from my tongue
Than saint conceir'd, or seraph sung;
And tho' my glowing fancy caught

Whatever art or nature taught;
Yet if this hard, unfeeling heart of mine
Ne'er felt thy force, O Charity divine !
An empty shadow, science would be found,
My knowledge ignorance, my wit a sound.

H. MORE,

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR WILLIAMS AND SMITH,

STATIONER'S-COURT.
By R. Tilling, Newport, Isle of Wight.

120912

PREFACE..

To convey religious instruction, in an easy and familiar manner, to young and inconsiderate minds, is the design of this publication.

The author is aware of the difficulties they must expect to meet with, who attempt to attract such persons to religious subjects; under every form the work is too often thrown aside, and pronounced insipid. Yet surely the most thoughtless would blush to avow the sentiment that they read only for amusement.

The following pages are confessedly grave, for who can trifle with serious subjects ? But if gravity has not degenerated into dullness, it is hoped it will not be deemed reprehensible. The narrative is only to be considered as the vehicle of instruction, much interest, therefore, must not be expected; far less, surprising adventures, and romantic occurrences, calculated to please the fancy and captivate the attention. Yet the author has taken some pains to dress truth in a pleas

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