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BY

HARRIET

MARTINEAU.

* Nulli præclusa religio, oşt; omnibus patet,

omnes ad-
mittit, omnes invitati roa eligit donuin, nóc cónsum; nu-
do homine contenta est.'

BOSTON,
LEO NA R DC. BO W L E S.

1833.

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In March 1830 the Committee of the British and Foreign Unitarian Association offered

a premium for three tracts, to be approved by them, the object of which should be the introduction and promotion of Christian Unitarianism among the Roman Catholics, the Jews, and the Mahommedans respectively.' Each of the Essays was to be sent to the Committee with the name of the writer in a sealed note, which would be opened only after the decision in favor of the successful candidate. Miss Martineau obtained the three prizes. The celebrity which she has acquired in this country by those of her works which have been reprinted here has induced the belief that these Essays would be read with interest, although if they had come from an unknown author the nature of the subjects might

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