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THE publication of a Memoir of the Life and Correspondence of the late Lord Teignmouth will not excite the surprise of those who appreciate alike the merit of his public conduct in the service of the East-India Company, or as President of the British and Foreign Bible Society, and the excellence of his private character.

The author, whilst satisfied that the subjectmatter of such a work furnishes sufficient justification of its being undertaken, is bound to state the motives which have induced him to enter upon it, notwithstanding certain disadvantages which may possibly arise from his relationship to the individual to whom it refers. The value of Biography depends much on the author's interest in the history and character of its subject. Of Lord Teignmouth's contemporaries, who enjoyed the opportunities which friendship afforded of estimating his character, few survived him; and none to whom

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