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NATURE, PROGRESS, AND CONSEQUENCES
PRESENT STATE OF RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS
REV. CHARLES DAUBENY,
ARCHDEACON OF SARUM.
'Αγάπη σχίσμα ουκ έχει,-αγαπη πάντα ποιοϊ ομονοία: -
CLEMENT. EPIST. AD CORINTH,
NO. 62, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD;
PREFACE TO THE READER.
IN taking up a subject, which has been so often and so ably handled, as that now before the reader; I must either be an uninformed man, or one who has the vanity to consider himself possessed of more than ordidinary abilities and discernment; by supposing myself capable of bringing forward any thing new or important upon it: whereas all that I have to say on the present occasion, can be new to those only, who are strangers to the subject in question.
But, though the less a man says of himself the better, still after the much that I have read and thought on the present subject, it would be false modesty in me, were I to subscribe to the first of the above posiLions; and it would be to betray a great