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will shew. And several of them were the Sermons which he usually preach'd in bis Diocese, and elsewhere, in the latter Part of bis Life, as being best calculated, in his own Opinion, (so it may be juftly presum d) for doing Good to Mankind, and the Discharge of his own Duty, as a Minister of the Gospel.

Could these Sheets have carried any Impression of that Energy and Zeal with which the Living Author of these Discourses address d them to his Auditors, and to which they owed no small 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 some measure, will supply 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 demonstrates them to be the real Issues of his Heart, and the very Dietates of his Soul, by such Marks of Evidence as are easy to be discover’d, tho' difficult to be describd, and impoffible to be counterfeited.

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