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S E R M O N S
PREACHED BEFORE THE
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,
IN THE YEAR 1781,
AT THE LECTURE FOUNDED BY THE LATE
Rev. JOHN BAMPTON, M. A.
CANON OF SALISBURY.
By TIMOTHY NEVE, D.D.
CHAPLAIN OF MERTON COLLEGE.
Printed for D. PRINCE and J. Cooke, J. and J. FLECHER;
1. F. and C. RIVINGTON, and T. CADELL, London.
MDCC LXXX I.
HE following plain Discourses are
sent abroad into the world merely in compliance with the injunctions of the Founder of that annual Lecture at which they were preached. With regard to the manner in which the Author of them hath discharged the trust delegated to his He can only say, that with more leisure and fewer avocations, his work might probably have been less faulty and better finished. But he hopes the nature of his subject is such and so important, as may atone for fome defects in the execution; and that the obligation of their publication will be a sufficient apology for it.
Many attacks have been made of late, not only on some of the leading Articles of Christianity, but even on the general plan and design of it: And these have been indeed the more dangerous, from the artfulness of the mode, and from the variety and