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RELIGION OF SOCRATES.

DEDICATED

TO

SCEPTICS AND SCEPTIC-MAKERS.

By folu Philips Potter

ημίν γε άρκτέον από των ημίν γνωρίμων. .
We at least must begin with what we know.

Arist. Ethic.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

B. FELLOWES, LUDGATE STREET.

MDCCC XXXI.

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DEDICATION

TO SCEPTICS AND SCEPTIC-MAKERS.

How many pass through life without having ever proposed to themselves this question — ought or ought not Divine Obligation to be the principle of conduct? If the answer be in the affirmative, then that discipline is not sound, which allows the young to pass through childhood and boyhood with little practical conviction, and less habitual conduct, proceeding directly from a sense of Divine Obligation. Neither is that conviction sound, which, when the conscience of

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