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By BENJAMIN CALAMY, D.D. Late Vicar of St. Laurence Jewry, and one of his Majesty's Chaplains in Ordinary.
The Sirth Edition, Coxected.
To which is added,
A SERMON preached at his Funeral by
WILLIAM SHERLOCK, D.D. Dean of St. Paul's, Master of the Temple, and Chaplain in Ordinary to Her Majesty.
LONDON, Printed for DANIEL BROWNE and WILLIAM
MEER S without Temple-Bar; JAMES and JOHN KNAPTON, and RANE W ROBINSON in St. Paul's Church-Yard; JOHN and B E N. SPRINT in Little-Britain ; and JOHN DARBY in Bartholomewo-Close. M.DCC. XXVI.
To his Worthy Friends,
The Parishes of St. Laurence
Jewry, and St. Mary Magdalen Milk-street.
dear Brother deceased, your late (if I may be allowed to say it) worthy and faithful Pastor. In transcribing them for the Press, I have not presum'd to make any Alteration, or to correct so much as the plain Errara's of the original Copy; except only some few, and those such as any Reader almost would have observed, and may well be supposed to have been occasioned only thro his haste in Writing : and if after all, there happen to be any such still remaining in the Print, I hope you will blame neither him nor me, since I pretend not to publish any Dilcourses designed or fitted by him for the Press, but only those very Sermons which you your selves have heard, just as I found them in his Notes.
If it be asked why these rather than others? I answer, These were the Sermons which I found had been preached by him in the most publick Places ; to which however because they would not alone have made a just Volume, I thought it necessary to add two or three
} and I doubt not but you will find them all plain and useful, and every way fitted to do good. And if it be asked why no more? I think it will
be time enough to answer that Question, when I shall have seen what acceptance these now published meet with in the World.
It was some time before I could persuade
niy self to comply with your desire in publishing these Sermons, because I have sometimes heard my Brother express an Unwillingness that any thing of his should be printed after his Death but when I had once resolved to print them, it took me no time to consider, it was not left to my choice to whom I should present them, seeing you had an undoubted Title to them: and all the World would have blamed me, if I had not taken this occasion of acknowledge ing with all thankfulness your extraordinary Respect to his person whilst alive, and to his Memory after his Decease : One particular Instance of which I must by no means omit, I mean your generous Present to his Widow ; 'a kindness which as I am confident he never expec