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THE

Miscellaneous Works
JOHN HILDROP, D.D.

Redor of Wat h, in Yo r k s h i r e.

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In TWO VOLUMES.



C O N- T A

VOL. L

An Essay for the better Re-
gulation and Improvement
of Free-Thinking.

An Essay on Honour,

Free Thoughts upon the
Brute -Cr e a t i o n : In
two Letters to a Lady.



I N I N G>

VOL. IL

A ModeilApology forthcx^n-
tient and Honourable Fa-
mily of theWR o N G H e A D s*

A Propofal for Reviling, dffr*
the Ten Commandments.

Contempt of the Clergy.

Life of Simon Shalh^Wy Efq;



VOL. I.



LONDON:

Printed by Charles Rivlngion^

For John and James R i v i n g t o n, at the Bihk
and Crown in St, Paufs Church-yard.

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THE

PREFACE.

n T the Importunity of my Friends, I

have been prevailed upon to puhlijld

in this Form feme loofe Pieces, which at

feveral Times I had offered to the Pub-

lie, and generally ^without any Name of

the Author ; by which I had often the

Pleafure of hearing the?n afcribed to Per^

fo?2S, whofe very Names do me greater Ho-

nour than I coidd ever expeSl to receive or

dferve. Thus the Letter to a Member

of Parliament was generally afcribed to

Dean Swift ; and I was affiircd by a

great Dignitary in the Church, that my

Rpfledions upon Reafon were %vrit bv the

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late Bijhop Gastrel -, as they made their
Way pretty well Ji?igly, fo?ne to a fecond,
feme to a third y and one to a fixth Edi-
tioiiy I hope they will not meet with a worfe
Receptio?! now they appear in a Body,

Among 7ny Writings werefo?ne (one par-
ticidarly) of a very ferious and inter ejling
Nature^ which was well received by the
Lear?2ed both at home and abroad : This
I had car ef idly revifedy and improved^ by
great Additions y and imagined that all to-
gether woidd make a third Volume 3 but
my Bookfellery who knows the Tajle of the
Town better than I doy tells mey it will
?20t do at prefent. As they are ready for
the Prefs, (fays he) let them lie by, and
I promife you, they fhall be forthcoming,
whenever they are called for.

As feme of the Pieces contained in this
CoUe&iony 7nay feem to carry the Appear-
ance of an unbecoming Levity -, my Apology

is



The P R E F A C E. v

is truly and honejlly this : I was willing
to try whether fome ufeful Truths might
not find Admittance in a droll Drefs,
which would have been rejected in a
better : How I have Jucceeded^ and how
far I have aBed out of CharaEler^ my
Headers muft judge ; I can only beg their
' Candor^ andfubmit to their Cenfures,




AN



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ESSAY

, F O R T H E

Better Regulation

AND

IMPROVEMENT

O F

FREE-THINKING.

I N A

LETTER to a FRIEND.




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ESSAY

FOR THE
Better Regulation and Improvement
OF .^

FREE-THINKING.




Dear SIR,

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