Excerpt from Miscellaneous Tracts: Containing a Defence of the Divinity of Christ, and the Immortality of the Soul; In Answer to the Author of a Work, Lately Published in Cork, Entitled, "Thoughts on Nature and Religion" To offer my incenfe at the ihrine of merit. But the tendency of your performance is to deny the Divinity of Chiif't, and the immortality of the foul. In denying the firfi, you fap the founda tions of religion you cut off, at one blow, the merit of our faith, the comfort of our hope, and the motives of our charity. In denying the im mortality of the foul, you degrade human na ture, and confound man with the vile arid perilhable infect. In denying both, you over turn the whole fyfiem of religion, whether natural or revealed. And in denying religion, you deprive the poor of the only comfort which fupports them under their difireffes and af ictions; you wreft from the hands of the powerful and' rich, the only bridle to their in jufiices and pallions; and pluck from the hearts of the guilty, the greatefi check to their crimes, -i' mean, this remorfe of confcience, which can never be the refult of a handful of orga nized matter, - this interior monitor which makes us blufh, in the morning, at the dif orders of the foregoing night l - which ereets in the breafi of the tyrant, a tribunal fuperiovto his power, - and whofe importunate voice up: braids a Cain, in the wildernefs, with the mun. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."