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ON SEVERAL

OCCASIONS.

BY THE

Right Reverend Father in GOD,
FRANCIS ATTERBURY, D.D.

Late Lord Bishop of Rochester, and

Dean of Westminster.

Published from the Originals
By THOMAS MOORE, D.D.

His LORDSHIP's Chaplain.

VOL. 111

LONDON:
Printed by GEORGE JAMEs in Little-Britain:
And sold by C. Davis, in Pater-Nofter-Row.

MDCCXXXIV.

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The Publisher's

PREFACE.

T

HE following Sermons being

the Genuine Works of that

Great, but Unfortunate Prelate, whose Name they bear, (as I assure the World, bating the Errors of the Press, they all of them are, and as the inimitable Style in which they are written, proves

them to be) there needs no Apology for the Publication of them: That they are His, is sufficient to justify

their

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their Appearance in Print; and to recommend them likewise to the Reader : For bis Enemies and Friends seem all agree

in this Part of his Charakter, That he was as Judicious, Instruktive, Convincing, Perswafive, and Delightful a Preacher, as ever England bred.

The only Excuse therefore, that I think myself obliged to make on this Occasion, is, for not Publishing more of them, than what are contained in these two Volumes ; for every one will naturally conclude, that he left a great many more behind him, having been a constant Preacher for about Twenty Tears, and an occasional one a great deal longer

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The true Reason of my not doing it then is this. He burnt a good many of them himself at Paris, and, by a Writing found among what were left, signified, that these were the only ones fit to be Printed; fo that, without a{ting contrary to the Bishop's Opinion of his own Performances, of which He was ,certainly the best Judge, no more could, and therefore no more ought to be Published: And it being from thence resolved, that no more should, the only effe£tual Way of preventing it was, to committ the rest to the Flames. Which was accordingly done, in my Presence, by William Morice, Esq; his Dutiful and Worthy Son-in-Law, and Ex

To whom I take this opportunity of Acknowledging myself much obliged for several considerable Afts of

Friendship;

ecutor.

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