Abernathy - Houston-Packer Collection BX9178.A33 S4 1748 v.1

)(cif The PREFACE. difcourfes, which I am perfuaded will ra fe fuch an opinion of Mr. Abernethy in the dif- cerning and judicious, as will convince them, that this fay, intended as a piece of full re- fpec`t to his memory, is far from flattering it; a thing to which indeed there could be no temp_ tation, when it is real perplexity how to give, the reader a juji notion of his true worth; which the author can hon fy declare is the cafe; and is fully perfuaded that fuch as were intimately acquainted with him, have a far higher Idea of his charaeler, than this reprefentation of it can p fbly raj in others, CON-