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Library of Old English Divines,
UNDER THE EDITORIAL SUPERVISION OF
WILLIAM G. T. SHEDD, D.D.,
PROFESSOR IN UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, NEW YORK.
SERMONS OF ROBERT SOUTH.
ROBERT SOUTH, D. D.,
PREBENDARY OF WESTMINSTER, AND CANON OF CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD,
IN FIVE VOLUMES.
T is proposed to reprint the works of the most distinguished theologians and preachers of England, previous to the middle of the eighteenth century, under the title of "Library of Old English Divines." The object is, to place within reach of American readers an edition of the principal theological writers of Great Britain during the golden age of both secular and sacred literature, in a style equal to that of the best English editions, and at a much smaller price. The complete writings of such authors as Hooker and Jeremy Taylor, Baxter and Howe, are now inaccessible to many, because of the great expense involved in the importation of foreign books. Only inferior reprints, and imperfect selections, represent these and other great lights of English theology in many of the private libraries of the land; and very many of them are wholly unrepresented. It is believed that the opportunity of obtaining complete editions of these authors, in the best style of the printer's art, and at a cost even less than that which was paid previous to the present enormous rise in all foreign productions, will be welcome to a great number of students and general readers both lay and clerical. For it is, probably more than ever, the conviction amongst thoroughly educated men, that the foundations of a profound and powerful culture in theology must be laid in the study of the Old Divines of England.
It is with this conviction that the publishers venture upon an enterprise that must involve a large outlay, and result in a great number of volumes. They have in contemplation the republication of the writings of ANDREWES, Barrow, BATES, BAXTER, Bull, Bunyan, BUTLER, CHARNOCK, CHILLINGWORTH, CLARKE, CUDWORTH, DAVENANT, DONNE, FIELD, FLAVEL, HALL, HOOKER, HOPKINS, HOWE, JACKSON, LATIMER, LEIGHTON, MORE, OWEN, PEARSON, SANDERSON, STILLINGFLEET, SIBBS, SMITH, SOUTH, TAYLOR, TILLOtson,