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Explained and recommended,
SEVENTEEN of which are now published
By WILLIAM BERRIMAN, D. D.
Printed for JOHN RIVINGTON in St. Paul's Church-
WHEN I publifhed the two
former Volumes of my Brother's Pofthumous Sermons, my Defign was soon after to have printed two Volumes more. And accordingly, a fufficient number was selected for that purpofe, and prepared for the Prefs. Part of which, with the two Sermons reprinted, make up this third Volume.
It is needlefs to trouble the Reader with the Reasons why this Defign has been fo long delayed; and the two intended Volumes at length dropt into One. Indeed, if this had been delayed much longer, I should Scarcely have ever published it at all: for, after the Bookfeller had undertaken to usher it into the world, the decay
decay of fight came fo faft upon me, that I was not able to correct the Prefs beyond the three firft Sheets, but was forced to commit the care of that work to other hands.
The most material of the Errata that have been obferved by thofe that Lupplied my place fhall be fet down; and the Reader is defired to correct them with his Pen. And I must here defire him to Supply an omiffion, and correct a mistake in the Preface to the First Volume (which was not difcovered till after the Book was published) p. 8. 1. 21. after Bishop. Talbot, add March 16, 1711-12; and p. 9. 1. 8. for Dec. 12, read
Notwithstanding the Cenfure of fome Minute Philofophers, who neer at Scripture Orthodoxy-fet up REASON against REVELATION-and like Doctrines never the better for being founded on the Gospel-I am thoroughly perfuaded the Judgment
of thofe Friends was right, who advifed the publication of the two former Volumes; which, as they were fitly framed to inftruct and edify the ferious Chriftian, fo they have met with a general approbation.
I have therefore the more willingly complied with the earnest importunity of fome Friends to reprint the two firft Sermons in this Third Volume (the former of which was only printed at first to give away to Parishioners and other Friends) that they might escape the common Fate of fingle Sermons; and, with others added to them, make up a fizeable Volume, to be tranfmitted to Pofterity.
Notice has been taken, where neceffary (either in the Contents or other Parts of the Book) of the particular Occafion upon which feveral of the Sermons were preached; only one thing may be here remarked concerning the XVIIth Sermon, and the Addition for Charity at the End of