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PRINTED FOR E. AND R. BROOK E, BELL-YARD,

TEMPLE-BAR.

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BIBLIOTHECA

BEGIA MOVACENSIS

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TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE

L O'RDKE NYON, *LORD CHIEF JUSTICE OF HIS MAJESTY'S COURT OF

KING'S BENCH, &c. &c.

Ата a time when abilities and talents are most. shamefully prostituted to the execrable purposes of decrying fubordination to civil power, and enervating the arm of lawful government, my grateful boast is the permission to dedicate to your Lordship these humble efforts to explain the nature and reasons of our conftitution and government to the ignorant, and to enforce their energy and obligations against the malevolent. Your exemplary lessons upon the perfections of our constitution and government have taught the nation to admire your A 2

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DEDICATION. ability, and exult in your disposition to preserve them in full purity and vigor. And I feel the satisfactory conviction of bearing a truly patriotic attachment to our constitution, whilst I am permitted to have the honor of subscribing myself, with respect and esteem,

MY LORD,

Your LORDSHIP's

DEVOTED HUMBLE SERVANT,

FRANCIS PLOWDEN.

CONTENT S.

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CHAP. III.
Of the General Constitution and Government of
Great Britain

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ICH A P. IV. Of the Civil Efablishment of Religion

81

. CH A P. V. Of fome Modern Doĉtrines concerning the Resistance

of Individuals against the Civil Establishment of Religion

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