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To Him, who has rendered the Episcopal station doubly venerable ;-TO Him, the polished Scholar-the sound Divine-the steady and uncompromising Patriot--the courteous and condescending, the amiable and unaffectedly, pious Christian Prelate ;--To Him, who has most essentially promoted the best interests of true Religion, and conferred on theological Students, the Clergy, and Society in general, a lasting service by his admirable publications, “The Elements of Christian Knowledge," and “The Refutation of Calvinism," and thereby transmitted his name with imperishable glory to posterity as an orthodox and fostering FATHER OF THE CHURCH : To Him, who by rearing the towering mind and giving direction to the splendid talents of The Immortal Pitt, and who, by thus mainly contributing to raise Great Britain to its present proud pre-eminence, and to secure its happiness on the principles of an enlightened and rational Polity, has entitled himself, with equal justice, to be hailed as a FATHER

OF HIS COUNTRY: To Him, the Right Reverend

SIR GEORGE PRETYMAN TOMLINE, Bart. D.D.F.R.S.

LORD BISUOP OP WINCHESTER,

PRELATE OF THE MOST NOBLE ORDER OF THE GARTER,

These Memoirs of his predecessors in the See of Winchester, of whom, great as they are, he has, by the happy union of Protestantism in the Church, and Toryism in the State, prooed himself “ TTIEIPOXOE EMMENAI AMAQN,"

Are inscribed as an humble tribute of respect,

By his Lorship's

Alost devoted and faithful Servant,

THE AUTHOR.

Vicarage, Mere, Wilts, July 1827.

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