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The present volume of this Essay treats solely of the Theory of Morals. It may perhaps be followed by another which shall develope the principles herein stated in their application to Practice. That branch of Ethics called Politics will not be taken into consideration in either volume.

PREFACE.

ERRATA.

Page 49., note *, for "The truth is, that they," read "The truth is, not that they."

„ 79., note % for " Dial Tyr" read " Dial. Try."

„ 99., note, line 6., for "The Irishman Pelagius, who with Celestius the Briton," read "The Briton Pelagius, who with Celestius the Irishman."

„ 125., line 25., for " from we" read " for we."

„ 131., line 1., for "with, and filling the soul" read " with vital power, and filling the soul."

„ 170., Note. Since printing this Book I find that Robertson, Jortin, and White, as well as Hallam, have all availed themselves before me of this quotation of Mosheim from St. Eligius. It deserves to be reckoned among the curiosities of literature, since it has been proved to be, after all, a most nefarious garble of the original. In the sermon of the saintly Goldsmith the words extracted do not form a continuous and entire "description of a good Christian," but are simply fragments of a long and excellent delineation of a character holding the weightier matters of the law in quite as much reverence as those externals of which alone the quotation takes note. — See "Maitland's Dark Ages," p. 100. et seq., and " D'Acheri Spicllcgia," vol. ii. p. 96. •

the Religious Sentiment,—a Theology forming a part, and the one living part, of all the theologies which ever have been or shall be.

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