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BY SAMUEL HORSLEY, L.L.D. F.R.S. F.A.S.
LATE LORD BISHOP OF ST. ASAPH.
PRINTED FOR F. C. & J. RIVINGTON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD; AND.
LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, & BROWNE, PATERNOSTER-ROW.
JAN 10 1927
TO HIS GRACE
THE LORD ARCHBISHOP OF
If, of the various labours of my Father's pen, which, since his death I have carried through the press, I have, as yet, placed none under your Grace's immediate protection, it has been, because I wished to reserve for that honour these volumes, conceiving them to be the most profound and the most important of all the learned works of their great Author. If I am right in this opinion, and their execution be in any degree answerable to the dignity and importance of their subject, the present may seem not unworthy of being brought before the Primate of the Church of England ; and may be received by your
Grace as a small testimony of the feeling with which I bear in mind the numerous acts of kindness you have been pleased to confer upon me.
That your Gracę may long be preserved to employ the advantages of your high station and office to the glory of God and the good of that Apostolical branch of Christ's Church, which his Providence hath placed under your especial jurisdiction, is the sincere and earnest prayer of
Much obliged and most devoted humble Servant,
Dundee, March 1st 1815.
Three years having elapsed since the following Translation was announced as in the press, the Editor feels himself called upon to account for the extraordinary delay which has taken place in regard to the publication. For the greater facility of correcting the proof-sheets, he was at the first desirous of printing the work in the town where he resides; but, after much time being wasted in fruitless endeavours to accomplish this object, he was compelled to carry the manuscript to Edinburgh. On consulting with a respectable printer there, he found that, the distance at which he resided from Edinburgh being too great to admit of his seeing the proofs more than once, it would be necessary to have an assistant on the spot, whom the printer might consult, if any difficulties occurred, and who might revise the sheets as they were thrown off, after their