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RELIGIOUS HISTORY OF MAN;
RELIGION AND SUPERSTITION
FROM THEIR SOURCE.
BY D. MORISON.
Behold, God exalteth by His power: who teacheth like Him ?
Who hath enjoined Him His way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity ?
JOB xxxvii. 22_-25.
SMITH, ELDER, AND CO.;
LIVERPOOL: W. GRAPEL.
The personal characters of Sovereigns are rarely brought before their Subjects unadorned by fiattery, or unperverted by political feeling; but so concurrent has been the testimony, from all parties, to your Majesty's excellent disposition and understanding, that I am deterred, neither by the humble appearance of my little book, nor by the startling nature of the contents, from laying it at the foot of the Throne. The subject it treats of is of equal importance in the palace and in the cottage.
I think myself happy that it has fallen to my lot to complete these pages in the reign of a Princess, accustomed, like her people, to think and to judge for herself.
The enquiries contained in them, though now condensed, have furnished delightful relaxation through the vicissitudes of a busy life, and during a long series of years. The path in which I found the gratification, which always arises to the mind from the contemplation of Truth, lies open to all. Whoever may be induced to accompany me in it, will not advance far without discovering that the enquiry owes all its strength to the Source from whence it is drawn, and all its weakness to the pen of the expositor,
Humble but loyal Subject,
LIVERPOOL, JANUARY, 1838.