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TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
BARON BROUGHAM AND VAUX,
LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR OF ENGLAND,
TREASURER OF LINCOLN'S INN,
ETC. ETC. ETC.
MY DEAR LORD, Having frequently been requested to publish some of
my Sermons preached at Lincoln's Inn, I feel that I cannot avail myself of a more favourable opportunity, than when I may inscribe them to a Treasurer of the Society, who holds at the same time the highest and most dignified station in the Law.
If other reasons be demanded for prefixing your Lordship's name to Discourses, composed for your own Chapel, they may be found in those stupendous powers of intellect, and those splendid acquirements in Science and Literature, which are employed for the good of others with an activity, only equalled by the absence of every selfish feeling. It is however neither my province, nor my wish, to dilate upon these topics. I would rather refer to that seriousness of disposition, which prompts the most laudable regularity in fre