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HEREAS Our Trusty and Well-beloved
seller, has humbly represented unto Us, that he has, with great Labour, and Expence, prepared for the Press, a new Edition of the Sermons, and other Works, written in English by the Right Reverend Father in God, Dr.William Beveridge, Bishop of St. Afaph, deceased; and has therefore humbly besought Us to grant him our Royal Privilege and License, for the sole Printing and Publishing thercof, for the Term of Fourteen
Years: We being willing to give all due Encouragement to Works of this Nature, tending to the Advancement of Piety and Learning, are graciously pleased to condescend to his Request: And do therefore, by these Presents, grant to him the said Richard Smith, his Executors, Adminiftrators and Assigns, Our Royal License for the sole Printing and Publishing the English Works of the faid late Bishop of St. Afaph, for the Term of Fourteen Years, from the Date hereof; strictly forbidding all Our Subjects, within our Kingdoms and Dominions, to Reprint the same, either in whole, or in part; or to import, buy, vend, utter, or distribute any Copies thereof reprinted beyond Scas, during the aforesaid Term of Fourteen Years, without the Consent and Approbation of the said Richard Smith, his Heirs, Executors, and Assigns, under his or their Hands and Seals first had and obtained, as they will answer the contrary at their Perils. Whereof the Master, Wardens, and Company of Stationers are to take notice, that the same may be entred in their Register, and that due Obedience be rendred thereunto. Given at our Court at Kensington, the stb Day of June, 1708, in the Seventh Tear of our Reign.
By Her Majesty's Command,
Τ Η Ε
TO THE R E A D E R.
HE volumes, I am now presenting the World T with, are, truly speaking, no orber than loose
Papers; and the Author, that great and
venerable Prelate, whose Name ibey bear, does not seem to have design’d them for the Press: And upon this Account it is I have debated for some Time with my self, whether a Publication of them would any ways lejjen the Efteem of that Good and Excellent Man; whose Labours, in the Learned Languages as well as our own, have justly gained high Applause, and done so much good in the World already. Upon consulting then with several Eminent Divines, and other Pious and Learned Gentlemen, my very good Friends, they did, after Ferusal, conceive of them as just and choice Fragments, containing a Summary of tbe Christian Doctrine ; the several Topicks being digested in a most excelient Method, confirm'd from several Parallel Places of Scripture ; and very often illustrated, in the like concise manner, from the Testimonies of Fathers, Councils, &c. And upon these Confiderations, I perswade my self, what I offer will be in some measure serviceable to all in general that apply themselves to the Study of the Holy Scriptures, especially the Clergy, who will
bere meet with so sure a Guide, and have so true a Foundation luid for the Superstructure they Mall think fit to raise upon it
. And I have been still more inclined to think they may serve these good Ends, after those many Letters I have received from several Parts of this Kingdom, as well as from abroad, full of earneft Sollicitations to oblige the World with the Remains of that person, whose profound Learning, exemplary Piety, and singular Humility bas fomuch endear'd bis Memory to the whole Christian World; and more especially to z hose that have a just sense of Religion or tbeir Minds.
A CATALOGUE of the Greek, Latin, and English
Works of the Right Reverend Father in God William Beveridge, D. D. late Lord Bishop of St. Asaph.
E Linguarum Orientalium præsertim Hebraică, Chaldaicæ, Syriacæ,
Arabicæ & Samaritanæ, cum Grammatica Syriaca tribus libris tras
dita, per G. Beveridgium. 8vo. Londini 1658. N. B. This was writ when the Author was about Eighteen years of Age. and Published when he was Twenty:
Institutionum Chronologicarum Libri duo: una cum totidem Arithmetices Chronologica Libellis. Per. G. Beveridgium, M. A. Londini 1699.
ETNOATKON Sive Pandectæ canonum, S. S. Apoftolorum & conciliorum ab Ecclefiæ Græca receptorum, &c. 2 Tomes, Fol. per Guil. Beveridgium. Oxon, 1672.
Codex canonum Ecclefia Primitiæ Vindicatus ac illuftratus, authore G. Bee veridgio, Londini 1678.
Private Thoughts upon Religion, digefted into twelve Articles, with Praetical Resolutions form'd thereupon. Written in his younger Years for the settling of his principles and Conduct of his life. The fifth Edition 12me. Price is. 2 d. in sleep, and 1s. 6 d. Calf. The 8vo. Price 3 s. 6s.
N. B. This book was writ when the Author was about Three or Four and Twenty Years old.
The Great Necesity and Advantage of publick Prayer, and frequent communion, deligned to revive Primitive Piery; with Meditations, Ejaculations and Prayers, before, at, and afier the Sacrament, the third Edit. Price 3 sa Svo. and i s. 6 d. in 12mo.
Sermons on several Occalions in Ten Volumes. Price s so each Volume.
The Church-Catechism explained, for the Use of the Diocele of St Asapk. Frice i s. bound in Sheep, and 1 s. 4d, in Calf.
All the English Works Printed for R. Smith, as his Warchoufe in Exeter Change ging she Strand.