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SIR GEO. PRETYMAN TOMLINE, BART. D.D.
LORD BISHOP OF WINCHESTER,
AND PRELATE OF THE ORDER OF THE GARTER.
EAGERNESS (probably that of a novice in authorship), in following up my hypothesis on the Passover, diverted me, for a time, from continuing the Volume of Sermons, which I hoped to have the honour of dedicating to you. After many interruptions, I am at length enabled to complete my object; and the change of plan has not, perhaps, been unproductive of advantage to me.
I now have the opportunity of declaring my grateful sense of the approbation with which you were pleased to speak of my