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tice to a great and exalted Character. We shall not, therefore, presume to draw a Portrait of Bishop SHERLOCK; but will just observe, that his Views, both in civil and religious Matters, were always large and comprehensive, not confined to the narrow Systems of particular Parties, nor subjected to the fluctuating Principles of powerful and interested Men : that he was a most strenuous and able Defender of the great Truths of our holy Religion : that he made it his constant Practice to inculcate the christian and social Virtues; to enforce a due and ready Submission to the Laws; to inspire Prince and People with a Sense of their respective Duties, and to discountenance all tempo


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rary Changes and hasty Innovations
in Church and State.

The Re-publication of these Dif-
courses has been fo long and ear-
nestly wished for, that we cannot
doubt of their Acceptance with the
Public, as the Fifth and last Vo-
lume of Bishop SHERLOCK's Ser-



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these little Ones, a Cup of cold Water only, in the Name of a Disciple, verily, I say unto you, he shall in no wife lofe bis Reward.

27 Preached before the Sons of the Clergy at

St. Paul's Cathedral, Dec. 5, 1710.


Luke ix. 54, 55. And when his Disciples James and John faw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command Fire to come down from Heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what Manner of Spirit ye are of.

51 Preached before the Lord Mayor at St.

Paul's Cathedral, Nov. 5, 1712.


2 Sam. xxiii. 3, 4. The God of Israel faid, The Rock of Israel Spake to me ; He that ruleth over Men must be just, ruling in the Fear of God:


and he shall be as the Light of the Morning, when the Sun riseth, even a Morning without Clouds; as the tender Grafs springing out of the Earth, by clear shining after Rain.

77 Preached before the House of Commons at

St. Margaret's, Westminster, March 8, 1714, being the Anniversary of her Majesty's Accession to the Throne.


Acts vii. 25. For be supposed his Brethren would have un

derstood bow that God by his Hand would

deliver them; but they understood not. 105 Preached at the Temple Church, Nov. 20,



Matt. iv. 17. From that Time Jesus began to preach, and

to say, Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand.

127 Preached before the Incorporated Society


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