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will shew. And feveral of them were the Sermons which he ufually preach'd in his Diocese, and elsewhere, in the latter Part of his Life, as being best calculated, in his own Opinion, (fo it may be justly prefum'd) for doing Good to Mankind, and the Discharge of his own Duty, as a Minifter of the Gospel.

Could these Sheets have carried any Impreffion of that Energy and Zeal with which the Living Author of thefe Difcourfes addrefs'd them to his Auditors, and to which they owed no fmall Share of that Beauty and Influence which they once had from his own Mouth, they would have been more welcome and more valuable to the Reader. One Excellence indeed they cannot be depriv'd of, which, in fome meafure, will fupply the Want of those external and additional Graces that accompanied and adorned them in the Pulpit, viz. that Spirit of Piety which yet enlivens and breathes through them


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all, and demonftrates them to be the real Iffues of his Heart, and the very Dictates of his Soul, by fuch Marks of Evidence as are easy to be difcover'd, tho' difficult to be defcrib'd, and impoffible to be counterfeited.

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