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THE Poslumous Sermons, immediately preezding the Sia Serraons on Public Occasions in this volume, were first printed in the year 1900 y direction of Dr. Paley, who, in a codicil to his will says, "If my life had been spared, it was by intention to have priated at Sunderland a relame oi Sermons-about 500 copies; and I had proceeded so far in the design as to bave transcribed several Sermons for that purpose, which are in a parcel by themselves. There is lso a parcel from which lintended to transcribe others; but the whole is in an unfinished state, lbe arrangement is not settled, and there are ma. ty things which may be omitted, and others which may be altered or consolidated." He Doen directs, that after such selection and disposition shall bave been made, respecting the man uscripts, (bey should be printed at the expense of his executors, and distributed in his neigh bourhood in the manner following: firstly, to Whose who frequented church; secondly, in far. wers families in the country; and lastly, lo bose who had a person in their family who would read, and was likely to read them. Ei

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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

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ADVERTISEMENT.
nally he adds," I would not have the said se!
mons published for sale."

The following Sermons were therefore se
lected and revised by the Rev. Mr. Stephenso
of Bishop Wearmouth, and distributed in the
year 1806, according to the directions of we
testator.

It was undoubtedly the Author's wish that the
collection should not be printed for public
sale; but the distribution of so large a number
destroyed his irtention; and accordingly,
1808, the first public edition made its appear
ance ; since which time the volume has gone
through several large impressions.

London,

January, 1823.

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