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REV. ROBERT HALL, A.M.
WITH A BRIEF MEMOIR,
AND A SKETCH OF HIS LITERARY CHARACTER,
BY THE RIGHT HON. SIR J. MACKINTOSH, LL.D. M.P.
AND A SKISCH OF HIS CHARACTER AS A THEOLOGIAN
AND A PREACHER,
BY THE REV. JOHN FOSTER.
PUBLISHED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF
PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS IN THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY J. & J. HARPER,
NO. 82 CLIFF-STREET,
HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
1975, March 22.
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In this Volume, Mr. Hall's Political Tracts are arranged in the order of their publication. To them succeeds various Tracts, which, though not strictly political, bear an obvious relation to the subjects of politics and political economy; employing the latter term, not in its restricted sense, which regards merely the wealth of nations, but in the more extended acceptation, which embraces the momentous topics of general security, freedom, comfort, and happiness. Some of these pieces, though very extensively circulated to promote the purposes for which they were respectively written, were never issued by sale, and it is now exceedingly difficult to procure a single copy of them. Others, which were regularly published, have been long out of print.
The origin of the Fragments on Village Preaching and general Toleration I have briefly described in a prefatory note, p. 171.
The Summary of the arguments on Christian Communion could not be included in the first volume without unduly augmenting its bulk; it is, therefore, inserted in this.
The Miscellaneous Pieces appeared originally in Felix Farley's Bristol Journal, and have not since been published with their author's permission. They serve, however, to show with what taste and elegance he could, in early life, indulge in the lighter species of composition; and what eminence he might have attained in that department of literature, had not his inclinations as well as his profession led him to devote his rich endowments to infinitely higher purposes.