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ВР 172. F734 THERE ARE TWO OBJECTS OF CURIOSITY, - THE CHRISTIAN

WORLD, AND THE MAHOMETAN WORLD: ALL THE REST MAY BE CONSIDERED AS BARBAROUS.

DOCTOR SAMUEL JOHNSON.

LONDON :
Printed by A. & R. Spottiswoode,

New-Street-Square.

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THE REV. CHARLES FORSTER, B.D.
CHANCELLOR OF ARDFERT, AND EXAMINING CHAPLAIN

TO THE LORD BISHOP OF LIMERICK.

Mahometanism began as a Christian heresy,

JOSEPH MEDE.
* The extraordinary success, which has attended the imposture of Mahomet, has

exercised the ingenuity of Christian writers; and yet does not appear to
have been satisfactorily explained. PHILOSOPHY OF Modern HISTORY.
Ex Hagare Ismaëlem suscepit Abrahamus; rem omnem, ad arcanos fines, ita
dirigente Numine,

BUDDEUS

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR J. DUNCAN, 87. PATERNOSTER-ROW;
AND J. COCHRAN, 108. STRAND.

MDCCCXXIX.

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In inscribing these pages to Your Lordship, were it my object simply to express my respect and grateful affection towards the friend of my youth, and the guide of my maturer years and studies, a sense of delicacy would have obliged me to convey these sentiments in the shortest and simplest form of dedication.

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