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Effigies Reverendi admodum in (hriftopik
Atatis suæ Yxx. An: MDCLXXXI.
The Tenth Edition Revised and Correded.
Printed by W. BOWYER, for S. KEBLE at the Turk's-Head, and R. GOSLING
M DCC XV.
St. CLEMEN T's
E AS T-C H E A P.
Mercy unto you, and Peace and Love be multiplied.
F I should be at any time unmindful of your commands, you might well esteem me unworthy of your conti
nued favours; and there is some reafon to suspect I have incurred the interpre tation of forgetfulness, having been fo back ward in the performance of my promises. Some years have passed since I preached unto you upon such Texts of Scripture as were on purpose selected in relation to the CREED, and was moved by you to make those meditations publick. But you were pleased then to grant what my inclinations rather led me to, that they might be turned into an Exposition of the Creed it self; which, partly by the difficulty of the work undertaken, partly by the intervention of some other employments,
1.1 hath taken me up thus long, for which I de fire your pardon. And yet an happy excuse may be pleaded for delay, meeting with a very