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THE BRIDGEWATER TREATISES on THE Power, wisdom, AND goodness of God

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THOU MADEST HIM TO HAVE DOMIMION OVER THE WORKS OF THY
HANDS; THOU HAST PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET.
PSALM VIII. 6.

ON THE

ADAPTATION OF EXTERNAL
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to THE
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PHYSICAL CONDITION OF MAN,

PRINCIPALLY witH REFERENCE TO THE SUPPLY OF HIs wANTs, * o AND THE EXERCISE OF HIS INTELLECTUAL FACULT

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To
HIS GRACE
THE

ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.

My LoRD,

HAving been appointed to write the following Treatise by the late President of the Royal Society, in consequence of your Grace's recommendation, it was natural that I should be desirous of publicly acknowledging the high honour thus conferred upon me.

I therefore request you to accept my respectful thanks for permitting me to inscribe this Treatise with your Grace's name: assuring you that, however inadequately I may have been found to answer your expectation in the execution, I have not applied myself to the task committed to me, without the exertion of much thought, and the strongest desire of so executing it, as to justify your Grace's favourable opinion.

I have the honour to be,
My Lord,
with the greatest respect,
Your Grace's most obliged
and obedient Servant,

J. KIDD. Oxford, March 15, 1833.

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