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LETTERS

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PHILOSOPHICAL UNBELIEVER.

PART I.

CONTAINING

An Examination of the principal Objections to the Doc-
trines of Natural Religion, and especially thofe con-
tained in the Writings of Mr. HUME.

THE SECOND EDITION.

By JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, LL.D. F.R.S.

AC. IMP. PETROP. R. PARIS. HOLM. TAURIN. AUREL. MED.
PARIS. HARLEM. CANTAB. AMERIC. ET PHILAD, SOCIUS.

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FONTEM IPSUM SPECTARE JUVAT.

MDCCLXXXVII.

BIRMINGHAM,

PRINTED BY PEARSON AND ROLLASON, FOR J. JOHNSON,
NO. 72, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD, LONDON,

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WILLIAM TAYLEUR, Esq,

OF SHREWSBURY.

DEAR SIR,

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Shall think myself highly honoured, if, in dedicating this work to you, I can perpetuate the memory of our friendship, and at the fame time procure for revealed religion the advantage that it may derive from the knowledge of your zealous attachment to it..

We live in an age in which many perfons of a philofophical turn of mind are disposed to reject revelation. This you and I equally lament. But we confider it as a temporary circumftance, fince the

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