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I Wish I could have compressed my answer to Mr. Whitaker in less room, but bis pamphlet
contains so many minute objections that I found it to be impossible. It will frequently happen, that an objection, wbich may be made in half a
dozen lines, will require at least as many pages to answer it. This must be my apology for the length of my reply.
1. கா சரs tie பள ளர் பானம்
He ler, 2, 5, Trities,
me காட்ட என் மாக விie பள்ளு
Arier As pet pastare a sirss cometal rit
A full reply to the objections and misrepresentations
of the Rev. E. W. Whitaker.
WHEN first I saw Mr. Whitaker's pamphlet advertised, as containing certain strictures on my Dissertation on the 1260 years, I felt the highest degree of satisfaction; because I am persuaded, that nothing is more favourable to the cause of truth than fair and liberal controversy. I accordingly prepared myself either to defend my positions, if I had reason still to think them tenable; or openly to give them up, if I found, in consequence of perusing the pamphlet, that they were untenable. Provided only the truth can be attained, it is a matter of the very least.consequence whether the person who is the instrument of attaining it be Mr. Whitaker, myself, or any other person.
I. have never yet thought it a disgrace either to be mistaken, or to acknowledge myself mistaken. An obstinate perseverance in error alone deserves reprehension: a candid confession of it will always be accounted praise-worthy by the thinking part of mankind. With a hearty desire to discover the
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