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The character of this work in the Edinburgh Christian Instructor, and the Review of it in the Edinburgh Magazine, will be found in No. IV. of the Appendix.
The new matter in this Edition, beyond what was in the first, is in Nos. I. II. and III. of the Appendix, amounting to 23 pages. No. II. contains an additional argument, fully stated and illustrated.-Editor.
BEING A SHORT VIEWOF THE EVIDENCES
ADAPTED TO THE UNDERSTANDINGS OF
TO HIS OWN FAMILY.
BY A LAYMAN.
“ Be ready always to give an årewer to einy
Printed by Balfour | Clarke,
IN TOWN AND COUNTRY.
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE,
THE COUNTESS OF MORAY.
On occasion of the publication of this New Edition of my Treatise
the Evidences of Christianity, adapted to the understandings of the young, I have wished to inscribe it to someone ; and holding a dedication as a token of gratitude and respect, ocne hạš appeared to me, so proper, under whose patronage to endeavour to place it, as your Ladyship, for' reasons, both of a particular and gene. ral nature.
My inducements of the first de. scription, are the politeness I have
ever received from you and Lord Moray-the uniform attention and kindness
have shewn to my daughters, to whom the manu" script of this my work was presented the recollection of the friendship in which I had the happiness to live with your father, the late Sir Philip Ainslie-his steady confidence in me as a professional man; and the continuance of that confidence and regard from his
Your Ladyship occurred to my mind, as a patroness also, from the rentêmbraico, that, twelve years ago : You: perused this Essay in writing, and that, even in its then
ist perfect state, it, to my great satisfaction; met with your approba. tion.
Among the more general reasons for looking towards you, ) might allude to elevated rank, ex