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LONDON:
Printed for Tho. Meighan, in Drury-Lanka

M.DCC.XLII.

100. ee. G.

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TO THE
RIGHT HONOURABLE

Τ Η Ε
LORD PETRE
BARON of WRITTLE.
MY LORD, .

HE following moral
Tracts owe their
Birth principally to

the generous Boun.
ty of the noble Family which
is completely happy in having
your Lordship for its Head.
'Tis therefore an Act of Grati-

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tude,
tude, nay of Justice, to make an Offering of them to your Lordship, who may claim them as your Right; and they have reciprocally a kind of Title to your Lordship’s Protection, which they now humbly beg of you. Your most honour'd Father and Grandfather (whose Memories are still as dear to all that knew them, as their Perfons were whilft alive) were pleased to honour them with their Esteem ; and their two most excellent*surviving Ladies, who are the Patterns and Ornament of their Sex, have likewise done me that Honour. I have therefore Encouragement enough to hope they will not be. unacceptable to your Lord* One of the Ladies is fince deceased.

ship; nor have I any Reason to fear the Liberty I now take, in Publishing under the Protection of your Lordship’s Name, will give Offence to those who are of a different Persuasion from us. For tho' they disagree from us in some Articles of Faith, we all agree in acknowledging the indispensable Obligation in. cumbent on us, of practising all the moral Duties of a Chriftian Life. Now these alone are the Subject of the following Discourses; and if I sometimes touch passingly upon a controverted Point, it is not to contest or difpute, but only to usher in some particular Duty, with which it has a necessary Connection. Not to trespass upon your

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