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THE

MONTHLY REPOSITORY

AND

REVIEW

OF

THEOLOGY AND GENERAL LITERATURE.

NEW SERIES, VOL. III.

JANUARY TO DECEMBER, 1829.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED AT TAE MONTHLY REPOSITORY OFFICE, 3, WALBROOK BUILD-

INGS, WALBROOK; AND BY R. HUNTER, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD; BELL
AND BRADFUTE, EDINBURGH ; G. HAMILTON, EDINBURGH; AND LEONARD
C. BO ES, BOSTON, V. S.

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PREFACE.

THE Editor of the MoxTHLY REPOSITORY feels it incumbent upon him, in completing the present Volume, to record his grateful acknowledgments to the Contributors, by whose aid he has been enabled to give its pages whatever degree of variety, importance, and interest, they may possess.

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His aim has been, not only to sustain, but to improve, the character of the work, and to extend its usefulness. While he hopes that something has been done towards the accomplishment of his purpose, he is well aware that much more remains to be realized.

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It is for the Unitarian Public to decide whether he shall be encouraged to proceed; and if such be their wish, to render it effective by that increased support which is essential to success. The sale of the MONTHLY REPOSITORY is not now more than it was twenty years ago. Various causes might be assigned for a fact which must appear so extraordinary, when the increased numbers, resources, and zeal, of the Unitarian body,

during that period, are considered. The Editor trusts that the bare mention of it will suffice to obtain for him the kind and degree of co-operation which he requires for the attainment of a common object; and that this Periodical may at length be rendered worthy of the intelligence and respectability of those whose principles it advocates, and become a more powerful agent than it has ever yet been for extending the knowledge and the spirit of the genuine Gospel of Christ.

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