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Vlll

Englifo,

or any

Bur.opean

Language, any one

raflfJ..

nafe.

of Chriftianity, in Method .fuited to them, who

do

moft need it? Hc:.th any one Writer, befide our

Author, fet himfelf to teach Minors the primary Evi–

dences and reafonable Demonftrations

qf

Chrifrian '

Faith

?,

I

will con him my ... beft

Thank~

who

fhall

name me fo much as one.

~

How found, and how generous

a

Medicine this

Treatife is, let

't~e

Wife judge,

I

declare it to_be

the

only one, that on rio flight Enquiry

I

have. heard of.

Being fo,

I

no fooner read it;, but

I

bleffed it, and its.

unknown Author.

Privately and public}dy

I

praifed .

it, and iinding it

not't9

be had in our

Shops,

nor but

froth

Holland,

if

from

thence, to be gotien,.

I

pre–

fently

reiol~ed

to

re-prin~

it.

Soon after, hearing.

who was the Author, and where he was,

I

fent him

notice of that ·my :fixed Refolution, whether he con–

fented

to

it

or no.

For thus,

I

argued,

tha~

if

he

_

were of the

~ave~l~

Spirit_,

breathing ·in

his

Book,

1

.~e

/

'

could not gamfay

it;

and' tf

~e

were .of ·an.other Spx..

Jit;_-

for the Church's Service,

it

would be innocent'

and praife-worthy

to

crofs

it.

But,. bletred be

God~

and bleffed

be

he from: his Lord

~nd mi~,

.. he readily

'

forgave me this Wrong,.. and cheerfully

I

prqceeded.

No

Lion found.

I

in my Way; but a forry Worm

I

counted the Exclamations of fome nice Folk, againft·

the Phrafe and Style of this

confe~edly

excellent

Work.

Dutifully

I

compaffionated the Weak;· and no lefs the

many Sick, of Curiofity. Who have fuch Ulcers in

th~ir

Palates,_ that they cannot, withont cruel Pain:,

fwallow the moft defireable Dainties, unlefs they

may

take them in Oil and Sugar. · Cannot prevail with–

felves to read Periods, that require an attentive

Mind:,

.and the

leaft

Strain of

th~ir

Under.fiandinz.

Where-

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