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on LUKE xiv. 12, 13, 14.
And the SECOND
on ROM. xiii. 1, 2, 3, 4.
Wherein the Cavils and Objections of the late
Mr. CHUBB, in the First Volume of his
By JOSIAH TUCKER, A. M.
Vicar of All Saints in Bristol.
sellers at Bristol. MDCCXLIX.
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Τ Η Ε Η Ο Ν Ο Ο R Α Β L E
Sir Michael Foster,
One of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench.
ERMIT me, Sir, to address the
following Dissertations to you, in Testimony of that Efteem you have so worthily acquired in your publick Capacity, and of my Gratitude for personal Favours. In doing this, I shall not presume to shelter myself under your Authority in order to protect any Thing I have advanced, where
Truth and Reason will not support it. All that I can promise myself is, that the prefixing your Name may recommend the Performance to a more candid Reading, and happily screen it from those Censures which Prejudice is too apt to throw out against every new Method of treating a. Subject, and every new Argument upon its first Appearance.
It is almost the peculiar Privilege and Blessing of Englisomen to deliver their Sentiments freely on Subjects of Importance: A Privilege particularly valuable in religious Matters. And though I would not be supposed to harbour a Thought tending towards a Desire of abridging Mankind of any, of their Liberties civil or religious ; yet, I think, I may very consistently and earnestly wilh, that they would
make a better Use of them than too many among us, to their Shame be it spoken, now do. As to the sacred Text itself, I am fully persuaded, that though it may sometimes suffer through Misrepresentation and Calumny, it will at length shine forth with distinguished Lustre, and shew itself more and more in the Eyes of every impartial Examiner to be the Wif dom of God, and the Power of God.
With Respect to the latter of these Dissertations; the Subject of it must be perfectly agreeable to every Person of your Sentiments, to every one who is a true Friend to the just Rights and Liberties, the Peace and Tranquillity of Mankind. I only wish, that I had been able to have done so much Justice to it, as would have rendered the Performance more wor