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second hope, that it may assist, what it hath always been my earnest wish to promote, the re ligious part of an academical education. If in tbis latter view it might seem in any degree to excuse your Lordship's judgment of its author, I shall be gratified by the reflection, that to a kindness flowing from public principles, I have made the best public return in my power.

In the mean time, and in every event, I re. joice in the opportunity here afforded me, of tegtifying the sense I entertain of your Lordship’s conduct, and of a notice which I regard, as the most flattering distinction of my life.

I am, my Lord,
With sentiments of gratitude and respect,
Your Lordship’s faithful,
And most obliged servant.

W. PALEY.

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