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DISCOURSES

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OCCASIONS.

B T

FRANCIS^TTERBURY, D. D.

Late Lord Bishop of Rochester,
and Dean of Westminster.

VOL. II.

THE NINTH EDITION.

LONDON:
Printed for C. and II. Ware, T. Longman,
and J. Johnson.

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my P R E F A C E.

TH E following sermon, preached at Mr. Sennet's funeral, was, soon after it came out, reflected upon with great freedom, in a Letter, directed to me, from the press; and exhorting me either to "defend or .retract the doctrine *" there delivered; which is faid to have " osfended many serious understanding Christians f." I have the happiness, I thank God, to be well acquainted with several persons of that character, to whose judgment (having ^great reason to distrust my own) I appealed on this ocasion. They astured me, that, upon a deliberate perufal of that sermon, they faw nothing in it which offended them; or which could, in .their opinion, justly offend any one, who believed a future state of rewards and punishments. Nor have I, after making what enquiries I could on this head, met with any one person, who caresully considered my doctrine, and yet judged differently of it. I might well therefore have spar«d myself the trouble of reviewing and defending, what appears not to me to have been blamed by any wife or good man: for, whether the writer of the .letter be such, till I know who he is, I may have leave to doubt. All

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