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Eminent Persons
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Jn Two Parts,

I. OF DIVINES.
II. OF NOBILITY and GENTRY of both Sexes.

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SAMUEL CLARK,

Somtimes Pastor of Bennet Fink, London.

Printed and Reviewed by himself just before his DEATH

To which is added
His own LIFE, and the LIVES of the COUNTESS of SU E-

FOLK, Sir NATHANIEL BARVARDISTON, Mr. R I.
CHARD BLACKFRBT, and Mr. SAJU EL FAIRCLOUGH,
drawn up by OTHER HANDS.

Hcb. 17. 1. Wherefore seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of wirnelles, let

ay lay aswe every weight, and the lin which do's so easily befes us, and let us ruin with Paris
ence the Race that is fee before us.

LONDON
Printed for Thuri.!! Sinion15 at the Princes Arms in

Ludgate-street, MDCLXXX III.

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Christian Reader,

Here present thee with a Third Vo.
lume of Modern Lives, concerning
which soine may obje&, and say, That
many of them have been Printed alrea-
dy, and in a more large and copious
manner than we find them here? To
which I answer, 'Tis true, and yet I
judge it necessary thus to Print them

again. For I have observed, that being generally Printed in little Volumes; few of them come to a sca cond Impression, but after a little time, are thrown aside and forgotten; whereas, when many excellent Lives are collected into one or more Volumes, they do continue, and will so do, till Printing shall be no more: Witness Plutarchs and Melchior Adams, cc. Lives.

And if any except against my contra&ing of some of them, I answer, That if you please to compare them together, you will find nothing left out that is of special concernment. I have always affe&ted multum in pancis, to include much marter in few words, and yet withal, to avoid obscurity.

I have been cncouraged to make this Colle&tion, and now to Publish it, finding that my former Labours in this kind, have been acccpred with the Saints, and in the Church of Christ ; which is apparent, for that they have been Printed four times in a few years space, and yet never less than a Thou

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