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D E A TH.
By WILLIAM SHERLOCK, D. D.
Late Dean of St. Paul's..
The Eight and Twentieth edition.
L O N D ON:
and L. Hawes, J. CLARKE, J. Hinton, John
To the Worshipful the MASTERS of the Bench,
And the Rest of the
Members of the Two Honourable Societies
T E MP'L E.
My much honoured Friends,
NE Reason of Publishing
this plain Discourse is, be*** cause I cannot now preach to you as formerly I have done, and have no other Way left of discharging my Duty to you, but by making the Press fupply the Place of the Pulpit. Part of this you have already heard, and should have heard the rest, had I enjoyed the same Liberty still; which God restore to me again when he sees fit; if not, his Will be done.
And the only Reason of this Dedication is, to make this public and thankful Acknowledgment (before I am for
ced from you, if I must be so unhappy) of your great Respects and many fingular Favours to me; which have been always fo free and generous, that they never gave Time, nor left any Room for me to ask: especially that obliging Welcome you gave me at my first Coming, I mean your Present of a House, which, besides the Conveniences and Pleasure of a delightful Habitation, has afforded me that which I value much more, the frequent Opportunities of your Conversation.
Tho' I am able to make you no better Return than Thanks, I hope 'that Great MASTER whom I serve will ; and that GOD would multiply all temporal and spiritual Blessings on you, is, and always shall be, the fincere and hearty Prayer of,
Your most Obliged,
Τ Η Ε