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I PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR LENOX AND ITILDEN FOUNDATIONS R 1918

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ADVERTISEMENT.

THE Posthumous Sermons, immediately pre: ceding the Sis Sermons on Public Occasions in a this volume, were first printed in the year 1806, by direction of Dr. Paley, who, in a codicil to bis will, says, “If my life had been spared, it was my intention to have printed at Sunderland a volume of Sermons about 500 copies; and I had proceeded so far in the design as to have transcribed several Sermons for that purpose, which are in a parcel by themselves. There is also a parcel from which I intended to transcribe others; but the whole is in an unfinished state, fbe arrangement is not settled, and there are many things which may be omitted, and others which may be altered or consolidated." He then directs, that after such selection and dispo. sition shall have been made, respecting the man: uscripts, they should be printed at the expense of his executors, and distributed in his neighbourhood in the manner following: firstly, to those who frequented church; secondly, in far. mers' families in the country; and lastly, to those who had a person in their family could read, and was likely to read them

** would not have the said Sera
*** Picha mo sale."
al Maarit Sermons were therefore se-

ani Nied by the Rev. Mr. Stephensou
ietyn arouth, and distributed in the

0 Arunding to the directions of the

streubtedly the Author's wish that the Co Locate mould not be printed for publick

w e distribution of so large a number or the intention; and accordingly, in sele ont public edition made its appear. VINSO

witte which time the volume has gone wirios preral large impressions,

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