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THE CASE OF
THE ANIMAL CREATION,
The Duties of Man
Rey. JAMES PLUMPTRE, B.D., Vicar of Great Gransden, in the County of Huntingdon,
and formerly Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge.
To the Rev. Thomas Kaye Bonney, M.A. Rector of Normanton, in the County of Rutland, and
of Coningsby, in the County of Lincoln.
MY DEAR FRIEND,
The publication of a work has ever this pleasing circumstance attending it to the author, that it affords him an opportunity of paying a tribute of respect and esteem to public or private worth, in his dedication. In sending the following discourses abroad into the world, I feel an anxious wish to attach your name to them, as their Patron, in conjunction with my own. A work intended to promote the cause of Humanity, either towards Man or Brute, is certain to find an interest in your breast. The friendship which subsisted between us, for sevee. ral years, during the latter part of our residence in College, when you fulfilled, with so much ability, firmness, and urbanity, the arduous office of a Tutor, and the still more arduous one, (though for a single year,) of Proctor in the University, and our present separation, by our residence on our respective cures, make such an opportunity peculiarly grateful to me. But I have the further satisfaction of reflecting, that the Discourses themselves met your approbation, on your reading them here, and you expressed your wish to see them in print. I beg you, then, to accept them, with this Dedication, as a mark of the sincere regard and friendship, of