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The Nature and Guilt of Schism considered, with
THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,
IN THE YEAR 1807,
THE REV. JOHN BAMPTON, M. A.
CANON OF SALISBURY.
BY THOMAS LE MESURIER, M. A.
RECTOR OF NEWNTON LONGVILLE, BUCKS, AND LATE FELLOW
Ου καπηλευονίες τον λογον του θεού.
PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME,
2 COR. ii, 17.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
MY DEAR LORD,
LORD VISCOUNT SIDMOUTH.
Next to His Majesty, whom I would not venture, without his express permission, to approach, you are, as it seems to me, most incontestibly the person to whom discourses like the following may, with the greatest propriety, be addressed.
It has happened to you, what I believe never happened to any other minister, that as well your first entering into office, as latterly your retiring from it, have been marked by the most disinterested attachment to the religion of your country as well as to the interests of your sovereign, to the church as well as to the state.
Of the many benefits which resulted to the nation at large from administration