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FIRST and Second VOLUMES
View of the Deistical Writers..
ADDITIONS and ILLUSTRATIONS
Relating to those VOLUME S.
In several LETTERS to a FRIEND.
To which is added,
REFLECTIONS on the late Lord BOLINGBROKE'S
Letters on the Study and Use of History,
The THIRD EDITION, corrected and enlarged.
By JOHN LELAND, D. D.
Lane, near Stationers. Hall.
M DCC LVI.
P R E F A C E.
S in the Conclusion of the second A
volume of the View of the Deistical Writers, I seemed to have finished the whole design, I think myself obliged to give some account to the public of the reason of publishing another volume so soon after the former. That which
gave occasion to it was this: Since the publication of the former volumes, I have received some Letters relating to the subject of them, which have put me upon reconsidering some things in them, and making farther additions and illustrations, which, I hope, may be of advantage to the main design. I had also by me, as was hinted in the Preface to the fecond volume, several observations which were originally designed to be inserted in that volume, but which were omitted, when I found it enlarged so much beyond my expectation. Some friends wese willing to have them published,