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The Psalms of David,

AS EVIDENCE

FOR THE
DIVINE ORIGIN

OF THE
JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS:

TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED,

TWO ESSAYS,
I. ON RELIGION.-II. ON LIBERTINISM.

La Philosophie ne peut faire aucun bien, que la Religion
ne le fasse encore mieux : et la Religion en fait beaucoup
que la Philosophie ne sauroit faire.

ROUSSEAU.

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London:
PRINTED FOR J. HATCHARD,
BOOKSELLER TO HER MAJESTY, OPPOSITE ALBANE

PICADILLY.

1807.

141. k. 258.

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PREFACE.

IF the Title of this little Work should remind the reader of the Horce Paulince of Paley, or the Horce Mosaicæ of Faber, the Author must frankly prepare him not to expect in the Horce Psalmodice, the masterly spirit of acute criticism displayed in the former of those works, nor the learning to be found in the latter. — His little Tract on the Psalms aspires to no higher character, than that of a popular view of his subject, adapted to the edification of the general reader only. The same may be said of the Essays preceding it.

As to the Author's motives for obtruding on the Public a performance of so little pretension, they are briefly these ; — He thought that as coming from one engaged in the active pur

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