« AnteriorContinuar »
SENSE OF VARIOUS MATTERS OF WEIGHT
AND HIGH CONSEQUENCE.
RELATING ESPECIALLY TO
RELIGION AND STATE
A NEW EDITION..
TO WHICH IS ADDED,
THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.
M,D CC LXXXVla
mares 13-40 39786
TO THE HONOURABLE Mr. JusticE HALES, ONE OF THE JUDGES,
OF THE COMMON PLEAS:
AND TO THE MUCH HONOURED Edward Heywood, John Vaughan,
and Rowland Jewks, Elers. de nii
MOST WORTHY GENTLEMEN, 2 WERE you not executors to
that person, who, while he lived, was the glory of the nation, yet I am confident any thing of his would find acceptance with you, and truly the sense and notion here is wholly his, and most of the words. I had the opportunity to hear his discourses
şitwenty years together, and left all those excellent things that usually fell from: him might be loft, some of them from time to time A 2
I faithfully committed to writing, which here digested into this method, I humbly present. to your hands : you will quickly perceive them to be his by the familiar illustrations wherewith they are set off, and in which way you know he was so happy, that, with a marvelous delight to those that heard him, he would presently convey the highest points of religion, and the most important affairs of ftate; to an ordinary apprehenfion.
In reading be pleased to distinguish times, and in your fancy carry along with you the when and the why many of these things were spoken, this will give them the more life and the smarter relish, It is possible the entertainment you find in them, may render you the more inclinable to pardon the prefumption of,
Your most obliged and