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putes, and the hurtful Quarrels of the limes; and haVe been Very useful to the World: and we thought it no way improper or unsutable to the Character 'and Circumstance of younger Ministers, to be willing to serve so excellent an Interest . and hope we may moVe in this lower Sphere without any juft Censure, v
It will be necessary to observe, That tho the present ^Discourses may not be so uniform and of a Tiecet or wrought off uith so even a Three!, at if cempos'd by a single ffandi like the different Colourings of several Hands in a picture: yet they haVe upon that Account their Advantage
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and Convenience too. For tho the same things happen sometimes to be said by several, jet they are always diretled to a different Purpose, and exprest in a different Manner. And it may be some Gratification to the innocent Curiosity, as well as some Help to the real Sent fit os the serious Readers to fee the fame thirds held in a different Light, and cloth'd in a different 'Dress j and may give the greater AdVantage to the Evidence and Beauty oj Divine Truth, So that what is wanting in the Sy m-fnetry of Tarts,or Equality of Stile, is made up in the fleasure osVariety; like the grateful Confusion of different
Flowers in a pleasant Field, or the pleasing Harmony arising from the Composition of several Sounds,
m shall only add, That if we had known any thing so distinllly writ upon the Subjell, sorm'd out of the Scripture, and fitted for common Use, we should haVe thought the present Undertaking the less necessary. And we are willing to hope it may not ie wholly fruitless, and without Success, as we earnestly desire it may he attended with the Divine Blessing.