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scription of the character and sufferings of a just man, produced as presenting a singular coincidence with the actual sufferings of Jesus Christ—-and felt disposed to appeal to this circumstance, in the course of the present volume. An examination of the passage proved, that it is so far from being the sentiment of the philosopher, that he is merely giving the popular opinion upon the subject, as a statement of one objection to virtue, from the afflictions which it is said to involve. It is to be found near the beginning of the second book de Republicá, and is introduced by guar. I have been accused of vanity in the parade of names prefixed to this volume, as writers quoted or referred to, in the course of the work. My object was, to bring these names together, merely that their respective chronology, which I was at some considerable pains to determine, might be seen by the reader at once, and without trouble: for the same reason I have retained it, in the present edition, in defiance of critical anathemas. Had those critics, who have carped at these little things, given themselves the trouble to read a volume, upon which they professed to sit in judgment, they would have discovered some errors of greater magnitude, and in so doing would have rendered me an important service--these, so far as I have detected them, I have endeavoured to correct. I am indebted to the European Magazine, for some judicious remarks on the aid of eastern literature to biblical criticism; and in confirmation of Scripture-Facts. The reason why I have not availed myself of this species of evidence is, that it will be more essential to me in the prosecution of a future part of my plan, than it is in the present volume. I am indebted to the Literary Panorama, for some useful general remarks, of which I hope in future to avail myself; and for a correct statement of the object of the Lectures, which so many periodical publications, either did not, or would not, understand. I am indebted to the British Critic, for some remarks on the style of the Lectures; which had also occurred to me before, and which

I feel now with considerable force, as a b

motive for future diligence. Ábove all, I am indebted to the Monthly Review, for some judicious criticisms, upon which I have endeavoured to correct the present edition so far as it was in my power; and I have only to regret that their candid remarks did not appear, till it had far advanced towards publication. Upon the whole, I can say with truth, that I shall ever cherish as great respect for sound and liberal criticism, as I must feel high scorn of the insolence and ignorance which sometimes assumes it's name. With respect to this volume, I am conscious of many impersections. I have nevertheless accomplished my object as well as I could; and with regard to that Holy Record, which I have endeavoured to serve, and to illustrate, I feel assured that it is, what it is represented in the title-page of this Work,

Monumentum acre perennius,

Regalique situ Pyramidum altius:
Quod non imber edax, non Aquilo impotens
Possit diruere, aut innumerabilis
Annorum series, et suga temporum.

W. B. C. BLAck HEAT 11-H1 LL, KENT, Oct. 21, 1809.

JWriters quoted, or referred to, in the course of the
Lectures, with their respective dates.

B. C.

ORPHEUs - - - 1000
Hesiod - - - 900
Homer - - - 850
Sanchoniathon .- - 760
Xenophanes - - 620
Herod born - - 434
erodotus died - 418
Plato - - - - 348
Aristotle - - - 322
Diocles - - 321
Abydenus - - - 300
Megasthenes - - 298
Menander - - 293
Strato Lampsacenus - 288
Lycophron - - - 276
Manetho - - - 261
Aristobulus - - 124
Diodorus Siculus - - 44
Cicero - - - 43
Trogus Pompeius - 41
Catullus - - - 40
Virgil - - - 18
A. D.

Nicholaus Demascenus - 6
Suidas - - - 11
Ovid - - 17
Strabo - - - 25
Apion - - - 35
Philo—about - - 50
Lucanus - - 65
Seneca - - 65
Pliny the elder - - 80
Solinus - - 81
Josephus—died - - 93
Pliny the younger - - 103
Plutarch - . - 119
Juvenal - - - 128
AElian - - - 140
Justin - - - 148
Justin Martyr - - 163
Lucian , - - - 180
Origen - - - 200
Clemens Alexandrinus - 220
Philostratus - - 241
Ocellus Lucanus - - 250
Cyprian - - - 258
Longinus - - - 273

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Pearson - - - -
Grotius - - -
Usher -
Milton - -
Addison -
Rollin -
Saurin
Burnet
Whiston
M. de la Pryme
Taylor
Prideaux
Bryant

Shawe

Pococke
Volney
Bisselius

Allix
Doddridge
Horne

Poole

Bruce

Watson

Geddes

Burn

St. Pierre
Ancient Universal History
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1645
1655
1674,
1719
1741

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