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PRINTED BY A. STRAHAN, PRINTERS-STREET,
FOR T. CADELL JUN. AND W. DAVIES IN THE STRAND.

1802.

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TO THE RIGHT REVEREND

LEWIS BAGOT, D.D.

LORD BISHOP OF SAINT ASAPH.

MY LORD, THE HE. honor which you have been pleased

to confer on a former publication of mine (a), by causing a very large portion of it to be edited in the Welch language; and the manner in which you were so good as to apply to me, at that time personally a stranger to your Lordship, for my assent to the plan, and to speak of those parts of the book, the translation of which was not required by your immediate purpose; have rendered it my duty to embrace any opportunity which might occur of publicly testifying my gratitude.

(a) A Familiar Survey of the Christian Religion, &c.
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I avail myself of the present occafion with cordial pleasure. Allow me to fay that, independently of all private considerations, the proof which your Lordship’s conduct afforded of vigilant folicitude to adopt any measure which, in your opinion, should seem likely to be fúbfervient to the eternal interests of the inhabitants of the diocese consigned to your superintendence, excited in

my

mind very lively emotions of satisfaction. May the grace of God attend and prosper your pious exertions!

may be right to add some few words respecting the Volume now inscribed to your Lordship. Different writers of Sermons, all aiming at the same ultimate object, pursue it, according to their respective views, judgements, habits of study, and other circumstances, in different ways. The vineyard of God will employ and remunerate labourers of various descriptions. . My present efforts, as an humble workman in that vineyard, have been principally directed to two

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