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DE AT H
By WILLIAM SHERLOCK, D. D.
Late Dean of St. Paul's.
The Eight and Twentieth Edition.
Printed for J.WALTHOE, D. BROWNE, C. HITCH and L. HAWES, J. CLARKE, J. HINTON, JOHN RIVINGTON, JAMES RIVINGTON and J. FLETCHER, J. WARD, R. BALDWIN, W. JOHNSTON, S. CROWDER and T. LOWNDS, P. DAVEY and B. LAW, T. LONGMAN, and C. and R. WARE, M DCC LIX.
To the Worshipful the
MASTERS of the Bench,
And the Reft of the
Members of the Two Honourable Societies
My much honoured Friends,
NE Reason of Publishing this plain Difcourfe is, beXX cause I cannot now preach to you as formerly I have done, and have no other Way left of discharging my Duty to you, but by making the Prefs fupply the Place of the Pulpit. Part of this you have already heard, and should have heard the reft, had I enjoyed the fame Liberty ftill; which God restore to me again when he sees fit; if not, his Will be done.
And the only Reason of this Dedication is, to make this public and thankful Acknowledgment (before I am forced
ced from you, if I must be so unhappy) of your great Respects and many fingular Favours to me; which have been always fo free and generous, that they never gave Time, nor left any Room for me to afk: especially that obliging Welcome you gave me at my firft Coming, I mean your Prefent of a House, which, befides the Conveniences and Pleasure of a delightful Habitation, has afforded me that which I value much more, the frequent Opportunities of your Converfation.
Tho' I am able to make you no better Return than Thanks, I hope that Great MASTER whom I ferve will; and that GOD would multiply all temporal and spiritual Bleffings on you, is, and always fhall be, the fincere and hearty Prayer of,
Your moft Obliged,
and Humble Servant,