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OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE, OXFORD, AND CURATE OF ST. MARY'S,
ΠΑΤΕΡ ΔΙΚΑΙΕ, ΚΑΙ Ο ΚΟΣΜΟΣ ΣΕ ΟΥΚ ΕΓΝΩ, ΕΓΩ ΔΕ ΣΕ
J., G., & F. RIVINGTON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,
So little attention is ordinarily paid to what an Author says of his own performance, that a Preface is now almost thought to be a superfluous piece of labour. But for the sake of those who may yet consider it as a courtesy due to the Reader, as well as for my own sake, I shall venture to trespass for a few lines.
It may appear to many, that the phrase “ WHOLE Doctrine,” used in the Title-page, requires some explanation ; which, I own, I have difficulty in briefly giving; though on a general review of the Dissertation, I cannot persuade myself to alter it. I would, indeed, if it be necessary, disclaim the vanity of implying thereby, that much more may not be said on this subject, than I have brought forward : and yet I must say, that I have attempted to ascertain the exact Truth, that is to say, the “ Whole Doctrine,” in opposition