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FRANCIS ATTERBURY, D. D.

Late Lord Bishop of ROCHESTER,
and Dean of WESTMINSTER.

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Printed for C. and R. WARE, T. LONGMAN,

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M. DCC. LXXIV.

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5133 A&T 1774 v.2

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HE .following sermon, preached at Mr. Bennet's funeral, was, soon after it came out, reflected upon with great freedom,

in a Letter, directed to me, from the press; and exhorting me either to “defend or retract the doctrine *" there delivered; which is said to have o offended many serious understanding Christians t." I have the happiness, I thank God, to be well acquainted with several persons of that character, to whose judgment (having great reason to distrust my own) I appealed on this ocasion. They assured me, that, upon a deliberate perusal.of that fermon, they saw nothing in it which offended them ; or which could, in their opinion, justly, offend any one, who believed a future state of rewards and punishments. Nor have I, after making what enquiries I could on this head, met with any one person, who carefully considered my doctrine, and yet judged differently of it. I might well therefore have spared my elf the trouble of reviewing and defending, what appears not to me to have been blamed by any wise or good man: for, whether the writer of the letter be such, till I know who he is, I may have leave to doubt. All

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