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OF

THE

Evidences of Christianity.

IN THREE PARTS.

PART I. Of the direct Historical Evidence of Christianity, and

wherein it is distinguished from the Evidence alleged for other ;
Miracles.

PART II.

of the Auxiliary Evidences of Christianity.
A brief Confideration of some popular Objertions,

PART III.

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BY WILLIAM PALEY, M. A..

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By I. THOMAS AND E. T. ANDREWS,

No. 45, NewBURY STREET.

SEPT. 1803.

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MY LORD, : WHEN five years ago, an important station in the University of Cambridge awaited your

Lord. ship’s disposal, you were pleased to offer it to me. The circumstances, under which this offer was made, demand a public acknowledgment. I had never seen your Lordship : I pofseffed no connexion which could possibly recommend me to your favour: I was known to you, only by my endeavours, in common with many others, to discharge my duty as a tutor in the University; and by some very imperfect, but certainly well intended, and, as you thought, useful publications since. In an age by no means wanting in examples of honourable patronage, although this deserve not to be mentioned, in respect to the object of your Lordship's choice, it is inferior to none, in the purity and disinterestedness of the motives which suggested it.

How the following work may be received, I pretend not to foretel. My first prayer concerning .it is, that it may do good to any: my second hope,

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