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PREBENDARY OF WESTMINSTER, AND CANON OF CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD.
A NEW EDITION, IN FOUR VOLUMES,
THE POSTHUMOUS DISCOURSES
The subject of pulpit eloquence is exciting so much of the attention of theological students at the present day, that the publisher of this edition of the sermons of Dr. South believes he is performing an acceptable service, by presenting them in a form and at a price which will now bring them within the reach of all classes.
Dr. South was a divine raised up and endowed with talents and abilities peculiarly adapted to the critical period when he lived. Remarkable for a combination of qualities rarely found together; for originality of conception; for keenness of argument; for boldness of reproof; for severity of sarcasm, and for playfulness of wit; but, above all, for the most earnest and fervent desire for the glory of God in the salvation of his fellow-men; it is scarcely possible to peruse bis Discourses without becoming refreshed and nerved with their rich and glowing eloquence. “His judgment,” says an eminent writer,* “was penetrating, and his knowledge extensive. He did honour to his age and country, I could almost say to human nature itself. He possessed at once all those extraordinary talents that were divided amongst the greatest authors of antiquity; he had the sound, distinct, comprehensive knowledge of Aristotle, with all the beautiful lights, graces, and embel
• In the Tatler.