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Preface to the Second Edition of the Life of Dr. Horne .
LIFE OF DR. HORNE.
His Birth, xxvii.-Character of his father, ibid, et xxviii.-Letter on the Death of his
younger Brother, xxviii.-Tuition under his Father, ibid.—Is placed at Maidstone School, ibid.—Uncommon Proficiency in School Learning, ibid.-Anecdote of a near Relation, xxix.—Is elected scholar of University College, ibid.—Takes his Bachelor's Degree, and is chosen Fellow of Magdalen College, xxx.—Is ordained, lxii.Testimony to his Character as a Preacher, ibid.-His opinion concerning the Duties of a Preacher, xcvi.—His Observations on the Composition of Sermons, ibid.-His Plan of Preaching, xciv.-Studies, xxix, xxx, xxxv, lii, lx, cxviii.—His Friends, xxix, xxxi, xli, cxii.-Character at College and in the University, xvii, xxx, lxiii, cxi.His charitable visits to a condemned Criminal, lxiii.-Controversy with Dr. Kennicott, Ixiii.-His Opinion of Dr. Kennicott's Work, lxxiv.— Imposition of Dumay, Ixxvi.-Dumay's extraordinary Character, lxxvii.- Dr. Horne is elected Proctor, cxi.- Testimony to his Character on laying down his Office, ibid.—Is chosen Vice-Chancellor, cxiii.- Is elected President of Magdalen College, cxii.-Dean of Canterbury, ibid.—Bishop of Norwich, ciii.-John Wesley's Circuit in the Diocese of Norwich, cvi.—Some account of him, cix.--Dr. Horne's Wish for the Success of the Application to Parliament from the Bishops of the Church of Scotland, ci.-His Sentiments concerning the Bishops of that Church, ciii.--Concerning the Church itself, cii, ciii.---Some Account of that Church, cii.—Dr. Horne's Marriage, cxii.Family, ibid.—Letters, xxviii, cxxvii, et seq.-Account of his Writings, viz. Considerations on the Life of St. John the Baptist, xix, lxxxiv, lxxxv.--Sermon on Female Character, xix.-On Second Advent, lxiii.-Apology, Ixviii, et seq.-State of the Case, xl, et seq.--Letter to Adam Smith, lxxxix, xciv.-Letter to Dr. Priestley, xciv.His Opinion concerning Dr. Priestley as a Scholar, c.-His Letters on Infidelity, lxxxix, xciv.--Sermons on the 13th to the Hebrews, lxxxvi.—Commentary on the Psalms, lxxxi, lxxxii, lxxxvii.-Character of that Work, lxxxvii, lxxxviii.—His Person, cx.-Disposition, xx, xxviii, liv, cxiii.-Beneficence, cxiii.- Vindication of his Character against the Charge of Euthusiasm, cxxii.- View of his Philosophy, cxviii.-His Death, cxvi.— Inscription to his Memory, cxvii.- Mrs. Salmon's Letter on his Death, cxxx.-His Poetry, specimens of, cxlix, et. seq.
TO THE SECOND EDITION OF
LIFE OF DR. HORNE, &c.
In publishing the Memoirs of the Life of Dr. Horne, my intention was only to give a true idea of that good man, as it presented itself to my memory and affections, and to produce an edifying book, rather than a formal history. I flatter myself it has done some good; and I hope it may do more. If any offence has been given, I can only say it was no part of my plan: but it is a common fault with plain Christians, who know little of the world, to tell more truth than is wanted; and they have nothing left but a good conscience, to support them under the mistake.
Some few exceptions have been made to the performance by little cavillers, which are not worth mentioning: but I brought myself into the most serious difficulty of all, by representing bishop Horne as a Hutchinsonian; which thing, it seems, ought not to have been done; as it was strongly suggested to me, from the late learned Dr. Farmer, while my work was in hand. On this matter I beg leave to explain myself a little. I never said, nor did I ever think, that Bishop Horne owed every thing to Hutchinson, or was his implicit follower. I knew the contrary; but this I will say, because I know it to be true, that he owed to him the beginning of his extensive knowledge; for such a beginning as he made placed him on a new spot of high ground; from which he took all his prospects of religion and learning; and saw that whole road lying before him, which he