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The character of this work in the Edinburgh Christian Instructor, and the Review of it in the Edinburgh Magazine, will be found in No. IV. of the Appendix.

The new matter in this Edition, beyond what was in the first, is in Nos. I. II. and III. of the Appendix, amounting to 23 pages. No. II. contains an additional argument, fully stated and illustrated.-Editor.

FATHER'S GIFT

TO HIS

CHILDREN:

BEING A SHORT VIEWOF THE EVIDENCES

of the

CHRISTIAN RELIGION.

ADAPTED TO THE UNDERSTANDINGS OF
YOUNG PERSONS, AND PRESENTED

TO HIS OWN FAMILY.

BY A LAYMAN.
R. Ainslie

Be ready always to give an årewer to einy
man that asketh you u watano of the rope that is in
you."-1 Pet. iii. 15.

Second Edidos

EDINBURGH:

Printed by Balfour | Clarke,
AND SOLD BY ALL THE BOOKSELLERS

IN TOWN AND COUNTRY.

1818.
Price-28 61.

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Entered in Stationers hall.

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TO

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE,

THE COUNTESS OF MORAY.

MADAM,

On occasion of the publication of this New Edition of my Treatise

upon

the Evidences of Christianity, adapted to the understandings of the young, I have wished to inscribe it to someone ; and holding a dedication as a token of gratitude and respect, ocne hạš appeared to me, so proper, under whose patronage to endeavour to place it, as your Ladyship, for' reasons, both of a particular and gene. ral nature.

My inducements of the first de. scription, are the politeness I have

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ever received from you and Lord Moray-the uniform attention and kindness

you

have shewn to my daughters, to whom the manu" script of this my work was presented the recollection of the friendship in which I had the happiness to live with your father, the late Sir Philip Ainslie-his steady confidence in me as a professional man; and the continuance of that confidence and regard from his

Your Ladyship occurred to my mind, as a patroness also, from the rentêmbraico, that, twelve years ago : You: perused this Essay in writing, and that, even in its then

ist perfect state, it, to my great satisfaction; met with your approba. tion.

Among the more general reasons for looking towards you, ) might allude to elevated rank, ex

sons.

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