Deism Refuted; Or, the Truth of Christianity Demonstrated: By Infallible Proof from Four Rules Which Are Incompatible to Any Imposture That Can Possibly Be; In a Letter to a Friend (Classic Reprint)

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Such is the jt'ory very nearly as Dr. Delany himfi felf wouldrtell it, if he were now alive. The cir cum/tances are [0 memorahle, that there mu/t have heen/omhthing very extraordinary at the hattom to account for them. And/o thought Dr. Middleton though the work afic'ted him in a very dmfi'rent manner. Feeling how necefl'ary it was to his prin ciples, that he fhouldjome way rid him/elf of M r. Leflie's argument, he looked out for fame faye fatt, to which the four marks might he applied: and this he did for twenty years together, without he ing ahle to find one. This I learned from the late Dr. Berkeley, [on to the celehrated top of Cloyne 3 who conveyed much with the world, and I helieve would not have reported fuch a thing, hut upon good authority. 1 may mention another event, which ought net to he forgotten, upon this occajion. An anecdote it is not hecafg/e it muh he already known to the puhlic. Dr. Priefiley, that unaccountahk' man, like the Quaker, who went over to Conflau tinople to convert the Grand Seiguior, wrote and printed a letter to the infidels of France, with a view of hringing them hack to Chrgflianity: in which letter he gives them Mr. Les/he's argument, as if it had heen his own for he jays not a word if the author. The world looks upon the dottor as W e.

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