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Published by Wilkes, Grafton & Co.: Birm."

THE LIFE

OF

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

&c. &c.

WITH CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS

ON

HIS WORKS.

BY JOHN CORRY, Member of the Philological Society

Jln Manchester.

"Philosophy baptiz'd
In the pure fountain of eternal love
Has eyes indeed ; and viewing what she sees
As meant to indicate a GOD to Man,
Gives him his praise, yet forfeits not her own."

COWPER

BIRMINGHAM:

PRINTED BY WILKS, GRAFTON, & co.

1804,

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PREFACE.

AN account of the progress of a virtuous man
through a variety of trying vicissitudes, must ever be
a gratification to the reader of sensibility. Such a
man was the subjet of this biographical sketch, and
the most remarkable events of his history, are here:
detailed with truth, and impartiality.

This little work is enriched with anecdotes, com-municated to the author, by persons who were long eye-witnesses to the dignified conduct of Dr. Priestley, as a public character, and to his domestic habits as a private individual. It may be observed that his Biographer ought to be a man highly endowed with eloquence, to give an animated picture of his superlative merit; but his fame is fully established by his own inestimable productions, and the more simple

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