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My Lords and GENTLEMEN,
That I have the vanity to flatter myself my labours will not prove unacceptable to the great and the wise, is evident from
dedicating the following few pages to you. At the same time that I wish to confer distinction on my work, I am eager to seize an opportunity of expressing my respect and admiration for the task you have imposed on yourselves, and the manner in which you acquit yourselves of it. To promote Christian Knowledge is indeed to confer a blessing which “passeth all understanding,” and will call down on you the ecstatic praises and thanksgivings of millions whose woe-fraught existence had else been doomed to pass in ignorance, and perhaps guilt, devoid of the only bright and