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LATE RECTOR OP WATER-STRATFORD, IN THE
GIVING SOME ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR.
REVEREND ISAAC WATTS, D.D
G. & C. CARVILL; E. BLISS & E. WHITE; JOHN
The author of the Select Remains, was a person of as eminent a character in the religious world as most ages have produced. He was, by principle, a Conformist to the Church of England, and died at Water-Stratford, in the county of Bucks, A. D. 1694, having been Rector of that place twenty years. He was father to him who wrote the Treatise on .SelfKnowledge, a book which has been of great use to many souls.
Several who were his cotemporaries have left some account of the author of the Select Remains, and in particular, his successor to the Rectory of Water-Stratford.
Mr. Hemmet gives this testimony to his character:
My acquaintance with Mr. Mason I have esteemed one of the greatest mercies J ^ver received. His learning and pietv