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OF THE LATE

WILLIAM STEVENS, ESQ.

TREASURER OF QUEEN ANNE'S BOUNTY.

BY THE LATE
HON. SIR JAMES ALLAN PARK, KNT. D.C.L.

ONE OF THE JUDGES OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.

"He, who desires that the table of his life may be fair, will be careful to
propose to himself the best examples; and will never be content, till he
equals or excels them.”-OWEN FELTHAM.

A NEW EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED.

LONDON:
RIVINGTONS, WATERLOO PLACE.

1859.

210.6.325

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PREFACE

TO

THE PRESENT EDITION.

TAE work here offered to the reader was first printed about fifty years ago. It is now republished in a revised and enlarged form.

The example of a person like Mr. WILLIAM STEVENS appears to have some special claims to remembrance. He, was. trained to a mercantile life, and had ample opportunities of becoming rich; but he was content with a moderate competency, and bestowed the greater part of his income on works of Piety and Charity.

He also found leisure for literary pursuits, particularly for the study of Theology and ChurchGovernment; and he lived in habits of friendly intercourse with some of the most pious and learned men of his time : and defended by his writings the doctrine and discipline of the Church of England, which he illustrated and adorned by his example.

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