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BROWN; J. RICHARDSON; Wilkie and ROBINSON; J. WALKER;
THE RIGHT REVEREND
EDMUND LAW, D. D.
LORD BISHOP OF CARLISLE.
HAD the obligations which I owe to your Lordship's kindness been much less, or much fewer, than they are; had personal gratitude left any place in my mind for deliberation or for inquiry; in selecting a name which every reader might confess to be prefixed with propriety to a work, that, in many of its parts, bears no obscure relation to the general principles of natural and revealed religion, I should have found myself directed by many considerations to that of the Bishop of Carlisle. A long life spent in the most interesting of all human pursuits-the investigation of moral and religious truth, in constant and unwearied endeavours to advance the dis