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BY ELIAS BOUDINOT, L. L. D.

AND DIRECTOR OF THE MINT OF THE UNITED STATES.

"Christian is the highest style of man,

"And is there, who the blessed cross wipes off,

"As a foul blot, from his dishonoured brow?

"If angles tremble, 'tis at such a sight.

"Wrong not the Christian; think not reason yours;

"'Tis reason our great Master holds so dear;

"Believe, and shew the reason of a man:

"Believe, it^taste t&e•pleasWe oSa-GcTd;

"Believe,•antMWok•with triumph• crn•theJtomb."

YOUNG.

PHILADELPHIA:

PUBLISHED BY ASBURY DICKINS, OPPOSITE CHRIST-CHURCH.

HUGH MAXWELL, PRINTER, COLUMBIA-HOUSE.

1801.

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DEDICATION.

To Mrs. SUSAN V. BRADFORD,

WIBow AND RELICT OF will I AM BRADFORD, ESQ. LATE AT Torx EY GENERAL of THE UNITED STATEs.

WHEN the warm and sincere affection, of a fond and anxious parent, is strongly manifested, by the interest he takes in the improvement and welfare of a beloved child; when it appears that, to promote her best interests, neither cares nor labour, even in an advanced and infirm age, will be spared; it may be hoped, that a corresponding temper of mind, may lead her to see the fraîh in a more clear and convincing light, especially when urged and intulcated by exer. tions of so tender áñattiré. . . . . It was not from a doubt, of your principles being yet unsettled; or from an apprehension, that the extravagant and ludicrous ideas, of the vain and infidel author of a late publication, entitled, the Ace of Re Ason, would, at present, in any respect, pervert your mind, that I have been led to spend so much of

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