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JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, LL. D. F. R. S.
WITH CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS
BY JOHN CORRY, Member of the Philological Society
PRINTED BY WILKS, GRAFTON, & co.
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 inost remarkable events of his history, are here: detailed with truth, and impartiality.
This little work is enriched with anecdotes, communicated to the anthor, by persons who were long eye-witnesses to the dignified conduct of Dr. Priest-. ley, 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 super-lative merit; but his fame is fully established by his own inestimable productions, and the more sinple: