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OR OCCASIONAL OFFICES OF THE CHURCH OF
TO THE RIGHT REVEREND FATHER IN GOD,
LORD BISHOP OF SALISBURY.
HERE are obvious reasons why I should neither venture, nor presume, to obtrude more than the mere expression of my earnest sense of the many benefits which have followed your Lordship's unwearied labours in the Diocese, over which, by the Divine Permission, you have been placed.
I was made deacon, and ordained to the priesthood, by your Lordship: since that time, with the exception of a very brief interval, I have exercised the duties of my office, and resided, in this Diocese. And now, as an acknowledgment, at least most sincere, of gratitude for much and long continued kindness, I gladly avail myself of the permission which has been given me, and would humbly dedicate these volumes to your Lordship.