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RELIGIOUS ENTHUSIASM

CONSIDERED;

IN

EIGHT SERMONS,

PREACHED BEFORB

THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,

IN THE YEAR MDCCCII.

AT THE

LECTURE FOUNDED BY JOHN BAMPTON, A. M.

CANON OF SALISBUKS.

GEORGE FREDERIC NOTT, B. D.D.'*.

FELLOW OF ALL SOULS' COLLEGE.

OXFORD:

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, FOR THE AUTHOR :
SOLD BY W. HANWELL AND J. PARKER, AND J. COOKE, OXFORD;
BY F. AND C. RIVINGTON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD; AND R. PAULDER,

NEW BOND-STREET, LONDON,

1803.

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TO THE

KING.

SIR;

WHEN I received the permission to infcribe these Sermons to Your Majesty, I was not presumptuous enough to consider it as an honour conferred upon myself.

I received it only as a mark of Your Majesty's condescending regard

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to the memory of my Grandfather, whom You had honoured by confidering as one of Your oldest, and most faithful servants; and I saw in it an additional proof of that goodness, which uniformly leads Your Majesty to retain a gracious recollection of the dutiful attachment of your subjects.

I am well aware, Sint that the Sermons which I now presume to lay at Your Majesty s led have but little claim to Your notice and protection, from any merit which they may possess in themselves.

But when I recollect how zealously Your Majesty has at all times fupported the Established Church, I am

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