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The life


Joseph Priestly, LL.D.,

F.R.S.,&c., &c.

with critical observations

on his works.


John Cory.


Printed by Wilks, Grafton & co.


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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, communicated 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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