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THE

PROSE WORKS

OF THE RIGHT REV. FATHER IN GOD,

THOMAS KEN, D.D.

SOMETIME LORD BISHOP OF BATH AND WELLS.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,

SOME OF HIS LETTERS,

(NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED,)

AND A SHORT ACCOUNT OF HIS LIFE

BY

WILLIAM HAWKINS, ESQ.

HIS EXECUTOR.

THE WHOLE COLLECTED BY

JAMES THOMAS ROUND, B.D.

NECTOR OF ST. RUNWALD'S AND ST. NICHOLAS, COLCHESTER,

AND LATE PELLOW OP BALLIOL COLLEGE, OXFORD.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR J. G. & F. RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE, PALL MALL:
AND SOLD BY J. H. PARKER, OXFORD;

& T. ALBIN, COLCHESTER.

LONDON:

GILDERT & RIVINGTON, PRINTERS,

ST. JOHN'S SQUARE.

APR 12 1939
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PREFACE.

The greater part of the following collection was published in separate pieces by Bishop Ken in his lifetime. Two of the sermons were printed after his death by his great nephew and executor, Mr. Hawkins. Some of the letters were printed for the first time by the Rev. W. L. Bowles, in his life of the Bishop, and they appear in the present volume by Mr. Bowles's kind permission; the rest have never been published before : some of these were in the possession of the Rev. Dr. Williams, the late Head Master of Winchester College, and some were in the Bodleian Library. The Editor takes this opportunity of returning his grateful thanks for the courtesy which has enabled him to make these additions to the present collection. The Articles of Visitation and Enquiry, &c. were found in the library at Longleate, and, by the kindness of the late Marquis of Batb, a copy of them was taken for the Editor. He is afraid that some of the remains of Bishop Ken have escaped his enquiries. He has been informed, that there exists a letter of his purporting to be "A

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