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The true reason of my not doing it, then, is this: He burnt a good many of them himself at Paris, and, by a writing found among what were left, signified, that these were the only ones, fit to be printed; so that without acting contrary to the Bishop's opinion of his own performances, of which he was certainly the best judge, no more could, and therefore no more ought to be published and it being from thence resolved that no more should, the only effectual way of preventing it, was, to commit the rest to the flames. Which was accordingly done, in my presence, by WILLIAM MORICE, Esq., his dutiful and worthy son-inlaw and executor. To whom I take this opportunity of acknowledging myself much obliged for several considerable acts of friendship; but particularly for the benefit of publishing these pious remains of my dear friend and patron, whom I greatly admired, loved and reverenced; and to whose memory I therefore dedicate them, with a heart full of gratitude and respect.

THOMAS MOORE.

1. The great advantage which the christian religion

has on this account over all other religions

The credibility of Numa's conferences with a goddess,
and of Mahomet's receiving part of the Alcoran from
the angel Gabriel, depends solely on their own testi-

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4. The vanity particularly of transubstantiation, the

most absurd pretence of all

Private visions and illuminations, being a sort of miracles
transacted only between God and the souls of those
that pretend to them, can never be made a foundation
for the reception of any doctrine

ib.

The matter of it remarkable,

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1. For the gradation of its particulars, the last of which
was an instance of condescension the Jews had
before been but little acquainted with

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ib.

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