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S E R M O N S v . .
WoRKs of THE MOST EMINENT DIVINES -
16th, 17th, and 18th CENTURIES,
an id ReN Defted
IN A MODERN AND APPROPRIATE STYLE.
R Y the
vicAr of tAvistock.
- Every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven, is
No. 62, st. PAUL's church-YARD;
A DV ERTISE MENT.
OUR language has undergone such recent
changes; and so different is our present mode of preaching; that few, it may safely be asserted, are sufficiently acquainted with
the merits of our old Divines.
The most celebrated Preachers among the French lived, fortunately, when their language was already fixed; and therefore, perhaps, are as fully appreciated as they deserve by all (foreigners as well as natives) who have any pretensions to a knowledge of their best
* As a proof that the remark is at least applicable to the French themselves, I shall only refer to Maury (Essai sur l'Eloquence de la Chaire, tome 2. p. 43,) who does not