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PHILIP NICHOLAS SHUTTLEWORTH, D.D.
WARDEN OF NEW COLLEGE, &c. &c.
MY DEAR SHUTTLEWORTH,
I have ventured to dedicate to you the contents of this volume. I wish, indeed, they were more worthy of your regard; but as you have, through the partiality of friendship perhaps, spoken of my trifles favourably, your kindness must be the excuse for my presumption in dedicating them to you. Some of them were written while I enjoyed the pleasure of your society in a tour through Italy many years since, but of which I still have a lively and grateful remembrance. Distinguished as a "Master in Israel," in an age fertile in writers on religious subjects, you have obtained for your works a permanent and deserved reputation. That you may live long to delight your friends with your conversation, to instruct and improve mankind by your writings, is the sincere wish of, my dear Shuttleworth,