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v". Right Worshipful and Well-beloved

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: Mercy unto you, and Teace and Love be^nultiplied*

F I should be at any time unmindful of your commands, you might well esteem me unworthy of your continued favours^ and there is some reason to suspect I have incurred the interpretation of forgetfulness, having been so backward in the performance os my promises. Some years have pafled since I preached unto you upon such Texts of Scripture as were on purpose selected in relation to the Creed, and was moved by you to make those meditations » publick. But you were pleased then to grant what my inclinations rather led me to, that they might be turned into an Exposition of the Creed it self; which, partly by the difficulty of the work undertaken, partly by the intervention of some other employments, hath taken me up thus long, for which I desire your pardon. And yet an happy excuse may be pleaded for delay, meeting with a very

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