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Notion here is wholly his, and most of the Words. I had the opportunity to hear his Discourse twenty Years together; and lest all those Excellent things that usually fell from him might be lost, some of them from time to time I faithfully committed to Writing, which here digested into this Method, I humbly present to your Hands. You will quickly perceive them to be his by the familiar Illustrations wherewith they are set off, and in which way you know he was so happy, that, with a marvellous delight to those that heard him, he would presently convey

the highest Points of Religion, and the most important Affairs of State, to an ordinary apprehension.

In reading be pleased to distinguish Times, and in your Fancy carry along with you, the When and the Why many of these things were spoken ; this will give them the more Life, and the smarter Relish. 'Tis possible the Entertainment

find in them, may


you inclinable to pardon the Presumption of

the more

Your most Obliged and

most Humble Servant


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