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TO

- THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

i. JOHN FANE, · EARL OF WESTMORLAND,

AND BARON BURGHERSH,

LORD KEEPER OF THE PRIVY SEAL,

KNIGHT OF THE MOST NOBLE ORDER OF THE GARTER,

AND ONE OF HIS MAJESTY'S MOST HONOURABLE

PRIVY COUNCIL.

My LORD,

IN dedicating this Work to Your Lord

ship, I am following the example of the illustrious character which I have here attempted to delineate. Most of Bishop Taylor's Writings are introduced by “ the still small voice of gratitude,”

expressed in an address to some noble and munificent friend. I am thankful that divine Providence has enabled me to follow such steps, though at an humble distance, and to request Your Lordship, will accept this my first endeavour, as an instance of the sincerity, with which, My Lord, I subscribe myself,

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And grateful Servant,

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PREFACE.

A MONG the various objects which engage

the notice of mankind, there is none more worthy of contemplation than the human character adorned with the treasures of intellectual improvement and carried to its utmost perfection. In the developement of such a subject the mind is instructed and the heart improved ;; while veneration, and love insensibly excite a noble and generous emuJation. .

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If the character of the person, whose life is here simperfectly recorded, were not fully commensurate with that laid down, yet was he far advanced in the scale of intelligent and moral beings: and as such, it is presumed, will ever attract attention.

Independent of his rank amongst divines, Taylor is to be regarded as holding a distin

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