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R E A D E R.
THESE Sermons, preached on important Occasions, were separately published by their excellent Author, the late Bishop of London, Dr. THOMAS SHERLOCK.
The judicious Reader will discover in them the same Energy of Sentiment and Purity of Diction, the same pious Intention to promote Virtue and true Religion, the same pathetic and convincing Ad
dress to the Heart, which so eminently distinguish the rest of this Prelate's Discourses.
Dr. SHERLOCK no sooner appeared in the great World, than he gave evident Proofs of the Extent of his Learning and the Superiority of his Genius. It has been Matter of Doubt with some good Judges of Style, whether the first of these Sermons, which he preached above seventy Years since, when a young Man, has been excelled, either in Language or Matter, by any that he delivered from the Pulpit afterwards.
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