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Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu, James Legge (trans.)


Theory of Colours

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Esoteric Buddhism

A. P. Sinnett


The Bhagavad Gita

Anonymous


A digest of Hooker's treatise on the laws of ecclesiastical polity

by John Bainbridge Smith

Excerpt:

A MANUAL of the RUDIMENTS of THEOLOGY:

Containing an Abridgment of Bishop Tomline's Elements ; an Analysis of

Paley's Evidences; a Summary of Bishop Pearson on the Creed ; and

a brief Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles, chiefly from

Bishop Burnet; together with other miscellaneous

Matters connected with Jewish Rites

and Ceremonies, &c. &c.
Second Edition, enlarged. 12mo. 10s. 6d.

II.

A COMPENDIUM of RUDIMENTS in THEOLOGY:

Containing a Digest of Bishop Butler's Analogy; an Epitome of
Dean Graves on the Pentateuch; and an Analysis of
Bishop Newton on the Prophecies.
12mo. 10s. 6d.

REV. J. B. SMITH, D.D.

OF CHRIST COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE;

RECTOR OF SOTBY AND MARTIN; BEAD MASTER OF HORXCASTLE GRAMMAR

SCHOOL; AND MEMBER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE.

FOE THE USE OF STUDENTS.

"Havra Evaxtifiovuts Kat Kara rafyv .yij/EO.uW—1 Cor. xiv. 40.
"Cortainly it is heaven upon earth, to have a man's mind move in Charity,
rest in Providence, and turn upon the poles of Truth."—Lord Bacon.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR J. G. F. & J. RIVINGTON,

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD,
AND WATERLOO PLACE, PALL MALL.

1840.

I

TO THE

RIGHT HON. LORD LYNDHURST.

My Lord, In availing myself of your Lordship's kind permission to place the following work under your patronage, I am fully sensible of the small pretensions it has to so high a distinction.

As, however, it is an attempt to give a succinct view of the reasonings of a writer, the acute perspicacity and comprehensive grasp of whose master-mind produced very important benefits to the Church of England, at a most critical period of her history, and caused the soundness of his judgment to become proverbial in every subsequent age; this consideration may, perhaps, form some excuse for associating with such a work the name of your Lordship, as that of a kindred mind, whose superior natural endowments, and profound acquirements, have raised its possessor to deserved pre-eminence, and placed him in the very first rank amongst the Worthies of the present generation.

It is not, indeed, for me to do justice to those rare qualifications, which enabled your Lordship, whilst occupying the distinguished station of first Judge in the Land, to discharge its arduous functions with such singular ability, as caused your decisions to carry with them the conviction of truth, and to be received with implicit and almost universal confidence; or which, in your capacity of Senator, have proved you to be one of England's most eloquent and able Statesmen: these truths are generally admitted, and will go down to posterity, recorded in the annals of these eventful times.

It only remains for me to say, that whatever may be the fate of the work itself, one reward of my labour is at least certain, in the gratification thus afforded me of paying my humble tribute to the excellencies of your Lordship's character; as also of expressing my sincere gratitude for the kindness I experienced individually at your hands,—when, although an entire stranger, and recommended to your notice solely on the ground of being a diligent instructor of youth, you generously condescended to become my benefactor.

In the earnest hope that your Lordship's life and health may long be spared to your Country, I have the honour to remain,

My Lord,
Your Lordship's much obliged and
very obedient servant,

J. B. SMITH.

Horncastle, Jan. 1st, 1840.
(Martin Rectory.)


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