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Paul, and imbibed any portion of his spirit, will charge me with enthusiasm, in requesting, in order to its success, and to the success of all similar efforts, the prayers of my Christian brethren. Hoe
In a foot-note, page 20th of this volume, a reference is made to Note A. at the end. It was my intention to have inserted there some particulars relative to the theological sentiments of Dr. Isaac Watts. To avoid, however, the awkward appearance of a solitary note, (having found no particular occasion for more) I now prefer making a reference to the pamphlet from which these particulars should have been extracted. It is entitled," Dr. Watts no Socinian; a “ Refutation of the Testimony of Dr. Lardner, as brought “ forward in the Rev. T. Belsham's Memoirs of the late “ Rev. Theophilus Lindsay, " That Dr. Watts's last senti6 ments were completely Unitarian.'. In a series of letters 66 to the Rev. Joseph Smith, of Manchester. By Samuel “ Palmer.— Your glorying is not good.' 1 Cor. v. 6. “ London, 1813."
The references in this work to my former volume are made to the fine copy of the first edition. My reason for this is, that a much greater number of persons are in possession of the first edition than of the second. The difference between the two, however, is so very slight, as to occasion no inconvenience.--As for those who have the common copy of the first edition, they will not be far wrong, if they proceed upon the calculation of eight pages of the common to ten of the fine; page 10 of the latter, corresponding to page 8 of the former; page 20, to page 16; page 30, to page 24; and so on in the same ratio.—This, I fear, may be a little troublesome; and I now regret that I did not, throughout, refer distinctly to both. The frequency of reference, however, is not very great.
I commend this work, like the former " to the blessing of 6 God, and to the candid judgment of men.”
Examination of the more direct Evidence adduced by Mr.
Yates, in support of the Principles of Unitarianism.
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347 Chap. IV. Containing additional proofs from Scripture
of the Divinity of Christ, .. Chap. V. Concluding Remarks, . . .
· PART I.
OBSERVATIONS ON VARIOUS TOPICS OF PRELIMINARY
TOWARDS the close of his Vindication of Unitarianism," Mr. Yates represents the “ instances of carelessness, indiscre
tion, and misrepresentation, which abound in Mr. Ward6 law's Volume, and which he has been under the necessity “ of noticing, as sufficient wholly to destroy its credit in the ap" prehension of all impartial judges.”—I will not venture, in “ putting on my harness," to s boast myself,” as Mr. Yates has thus done in “putting it off.” Depending, however, on Divine assistance, I address myself anew, with no diminution of courage, to “ this great argument.” I shall examine my opponent's work with all the freedom which a regard to truth requires ; and shall then leave the decision betwixt us to those “ impar6 tial judges" to whom he has made his confident appeal.
· It must be a matter of very small consequence to the public, how Mr. Yates and his opponent stand affected towards each other; whether they live in habits of intimate friendship, or merely on terms of mutual good-will. From some expressions used in Mr. Yates's 6 Vindication,” his readers might be led to suppose the former to be the case ; for in various instances,