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ON SEVERAL

OCCASIONS.

BY THE

Right Reverend Father in GOD,
FRANCIS ATTERBURY, D.D.

Late Lord Bishop of Rochefter, and

Dean of Westminster.

Published from the Originals

By THOMAS MOORE, D. D.
His LORDSHIP's Chaplain.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

Printed by GEORGE JAMES in Little-Britain:
And fold by C. Davis, in Pater-Nofter-Row.
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HE following Sermons being
the Genuine Works of that
Great, but Unfortunate Prelate,
whofe Name they bear, (as I affure the
World, bating the Errors of the Prefs,
they all of them are, and as the inimi-
table Style in which they are written,
proves
them to be) there needs no Apo-
logy for the Publication of them: That
they are His, is fufficient to justify

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their Appearance in Print; and to recommend them likewife to the Reader : For his Enemies and Friends feem all to agree in this Part of his Character, That he was as Judicious, Inftructive, Convincing, Perfwafive, and Delightful a Preacher, as ever England bred.

The only Excufe therefore, that I think myself obliged to make on this Occafion, is, for not Publishing more of them, than what are contained in these two Volumes; for every one will naturally conclude, that he left a great many more behind him, having been a conftant Preacher for about Twenty Tears, and an occafional one a great deal longer,

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The true Reason of my not doing it then is this. He burnt a good many of them himself at Paris, and, by a Writing found among what were left, fignified, that these were the only ones fit to be Printed; fo that, without acting contrary to the Bishop's Opinion of his own Performances, of which He was certainly the best Fudge, no more could, and therefore no more ought to be Published: And it being from thence refolved, that no more should, the only effectual Way of preventing it was, to committ the reft to the Flames. Which was accordingly done, in my Prefence, by William Morice, Efq; his Dutiful and Worthy Son-in-Law, and ExTo whom I take this Opportunity of Acknowledging myself much obliged for feveral confiderable Acts of Friendship;

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