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AND

DISCOURSES

ON SEVERAL

SUBJECTS

AND

O C C A S I O N S.

BY

FRANCIS ATTERBURY, D. D.
Late Lord Bishop of RochESTER,

and Dean of WESTMINSTER.

I N F O UR V O L U ME S.

VOL. I.

The EIGHTH EDITION.

LONDON,
Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers, J. RIVINGTON,
W. JOHNSTON, R. BALDWIN, S. CROWDER,
B. LAW, T. Caslon, and E. JOHNSON.

MDCCLXYI.

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Right Reverend Father in God,

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By Divine Permission,

Lord Bishop of WINCHESTER,

AND

Prelate of the Most Noble Order of the

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May it please Your Lordship,

O accept this public Testi

mony of Gratitude, from a Man who stands indebted to Your LORDship for many Favours, great in themselves, but made much greater by Your free and generous Manner of conferring them. For they were not the Effects of Importunity, or the just Rewards of Domestic Service; they sprang not

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from Dependence, or Acquaintance; being bestowed on One, who was (at the first) little known to your Lordship, otherwise than by his honest Endeavours to retrieve those Synodical Rights of the Clergy, whereof You, my Lord, have been all along, to your great Honour, the avowed Patron and Defender.

I mention not this Instance of Your LORDship's Goodness to Me, with any View of distinguishing myself from Others. For You have done nothing in My Case, but what You have frequently practised since the Time that Divine Providence, for the Good of this Church, raised You to the Episcopal Dignity ; Nothing, but what hath been successively acknowledged by all Those who have prefixed your Right Reverend Name to their Labours, from the Learned and Venerable

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