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Holy Scriptures in the Hands of all Sorts of People, after a long and pernicious Reftraint, was what gave Life and A 2 Birth
Birth to the Protestant Religion; so our Endeavours to render them as. intelligible to all Capacities, as possibly we can, is the best Means to preserve and improve the Remains
of its true Spirit and Purity amongst us.
W H E N, with this sincere View, I had resolved to cast my poor Mite into a Treasury, already so enriched by the Pens of learned Men, it was no small Encouragement to me, that I had not far to look for an Honourable Patron, under whose secure Protećtion I might presume to offer it to the World. One, whom Europe knows to be an Englishman, upon Maxims truly English; and a Church of England Man, upon the everlast
Juable, We owe the many unshaken Endeavours of Your Lordship for the Protestant Interest in general, and that of Great Britain in particular.
The Part You had in Uniting our Island, into one uniform and happy Government, will now unite Men of all Sentiments in acknowledging
I will not presume to take upon Me, to describe, in their properLights, the Candour and unalterable Integrity that appeared in all Your Publick Negotiations; when, justly esteemed worthytoad in Concert with the most consummate General and Statesman, You naturally attracted the entire Confidence of all the High Allies; A 3 causing
causing it to center in the Plenipotentiaries of Great Britain.
THE Treaty of Succession and Barrier is now its own Windication; since the peaceable and quiet Accession of our Glorious Protestant King to his Throne, cannot but put all confidering Men in Remembrance, in how great a Degree this desirable Event was owing to Your steady Zeal for this Succession, to the Councils You were aduated by, with such Foresght and Constancy, as render'd You superior to Calumnies and Reproaches, to Threats and Promises, and even the worst Examples. And that We have lived to see all Occasions of Trembling for our Ark taken away, will surely convince us all of the Obligations We have to those who have suffer'd in so great a Cause ; and may it fit close and long upon the Hearts