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To which is prefixed an Outline of
WITH A CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE
Birth of Christ to the present Time.
By JOHN EVANS, A. M.
Number of Pupils
PULLIN'S ROW, ISLINGTON.
*Corrected and Enlarged,
WITH AN ESSAY ON THE BIBLE,
A new Article on the Roman Catholics-an Account of the Haldanites
Marry nor are given in Marriage.
Σπεδαζοντες τηρέιν την ενότητα τα πνεύματος εντώ συνδέσμου της ειρήνης. .
EPHES. iii. 4.
Dedicated by Permission to the Right Hon. LORD ERSKINE.
COURT, LUDGATE HILL,
LORD ERS KINE,
LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR
In grateful return for the personal attentions with which
have honoured me, I feel ambitious of placing at the head of these pages, a name long consecrated to the sacred cause of CIVIL and of RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. Indeer the flattering manner after which you have been pleased to express yourself, concerning this Volume, assures me of its useful nature and pacific tendency. Its uniform purport hath been, “to demolish the insidious wall of partition, to cut off the occasion of theological liostility, and invite Christians in general to associate for the more extensive propagation of their common faith. While there exist so many opposite opinions, the several denominations will often act separately; but surely to a heart capable of admiring the generous spirit of the Gospel, it must be far more gratifying to enter into the scenes in which ALL can conscientiously act together, and to quit the dark confined alleys of a party,' for the open, healthful, and cheerful plains of GENUINE CATHOLICISM.” Such being the object of THE SKETCH, the Author may be allowed to feel an honest exultation in the almost unparalleled extent of its circulationrejoicing as he does in the approbation of the enlightened and liberal of every denomination in the Christian world.*
A knowledge of the revealed will of heaven, my Lord, and an unrestrained freedom to carry individual conviction into practice, by yielding credence to articles of faith, and by adopting modes of worship, which accord with the dictates of conscience, are two prime blessings vouchsafed to the human race. Of their supreme value your enlightened mind is apprised. To their diffusion your efforts have been uniformly directed. The recollection of this conduct pursued by you, with arduur, amidst the duties of a most active life, and not forgotten by you, even in the most elevated juridical station, which regal favour hath in its power to bestow, cannot fail to impart
Scriptures an Argument for their more general Dispersion, at Home and Alroad. It is written in behalf of that extensively useful Institution, the British and Fo. reign Bible Society, and is attributed to one of its secretaries, the Rev. Joseph Hughes, of Battersea.