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ummuseet gies Reverendi admodum in (hrifto pa . IOHANNIS PEARSON(estriensis Episcopi
tatis SUR LXX. An: MDCLXXXII.
Printed for J.Keble at the Turks Head and R. Goping at the Mitre and Cronon in Flutstrut.
M DCC XV.
PARISHIONERS St. CLEMEN T's
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- Mercy unto you, and Peace and Love be multiplied.
F I should be at any time unmindful
of your commands, you might well esteem me unworthy of your contis
nued favours; and there is some reason to suspect I have incurred the interpretation of forgetfulness, having becn fo backward in the performance of my promises. Some years have passed since I preached unto you upon such Texts of Scripture as were on purpose selected in relation to the CREED, and was moved by you to make those meditations publick. But you were pleased then to grant what my inclinations rather led me to, that they might be turned into an Exposition of the Creed it felf; which, partly by the difficulty of the work undertaken, partly by the intervention of some other employments, hath taken me up thus long, for which I defire your pardon. And yet an happy excuse may be pleaded for delay, meeting with a very