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Grace of Jesus Christ had joyn'd to his Illustrious Birth a more solid Piety; and that Piety was truly according to Knowledg, since it was illuminated by that Divine Light which he had drawn from the holy Scriptures, the Councils and Fathers. The Example of his Life and the Remembrance of his Virtues, ought to induce not only the Great of the world, but likewise those who are below their condition, to follow the fame Maxims which this Prince prescribed himself for his own Conduct. It is therefore our opinion that this Treatise is not only conformable to the Rules of the Catholick and Apoftolick Church, but that it will be so much the more useful, that it teaches a most pure and most holy Morality, which may serve for the In struction of all sorts of Persons.
The Approbation of Monsieur le Tel
lier, Doctor in Theology of the Fao culty of Paris, of the House and Society of Sorbon, Abbot of St. Benigne de Dijon, and Grand Master of the Chappel Royal, &c. I Have read and examin'd the Book
entitled, The Duties of the Great ; composed by the late Prince of Conti. The Illustrious Birth and the extraordinary Merit of that Great Prince, places this Book above all the Elogies that I couid give it. It is most conformable to the Rules of the Holy Apostolick Catholick Religion, and may Jerve for the Instruction of the Faithful of all Ranks. In Testimony whereof, I have signed this present Approbation, at Paris, the 3d. of September 1666.
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