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LETTER I.

INTRODUCTORY OBSERVATIONS.

He who suffers not his faculties to lie torpid, has a chance,

whatever be his employment, of doing good to his fellow creatures. DR. JOHNSON.

Dear Sir,

It appears surprising to you, that I am not enraptured by the late production of Dr. Chalmers, (1) as you knew that I once found pleasure in the study of astronomy, and some other branches of natural philosophy. Such astonishment, however, may cease to operate, when I candidly express my sentiments. To the merits of the worthy

(1) A Series of Discourses on the Christian Revelation, viewed in connection with the modern Astronomy.”

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