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domus alia per te noverit. Hippocrates adjurat discipulos suos, antequam doceat ; & in verbå sua jurare compellit : extorquet facramento silentium; fermonem, incessum, habitum, moresque præscribit. Quanto magis nos, quibus animarum medicina commissa est, omnium Chriftianorum domos debemus amare quasi proprias ? Consolatores potius nos in meeroribus suis, quam convivas in prosperis noverint. Facile contemnitur Clericus, qui sæpe vocatus ad prandium ire non recufat.
Numquam petentes, raro accipiamus rogati. Beatius enim est magis dare quam accipere. Nescio enim quo modo etiam ipse qui deprecatur ut tribuat, quum acceperis, viliorem te judicat : &mirum in modum, fi eum rogantem contemseris, plus te pofterius ve
Prædicator continentiæ nuptias ne conciliet. Qui Apoftolum legit, fupereft, ut qui babent uxores, fic fint, quasi non habeant ; cur virginem cogit ut nubat ? Qui de monogamia Sacerdos eft, quare viduam hortatur ut digama fit ? Procuratores & dispenfatores domorum alienarum atque villarum, quomodo possunt esse Clerici, qui proprias jubentur contemnere facultates ? Amico quippiam rapere, furtum eft : Ecclesiam fraudare, facrilegium est. Accepisse quod pauperibus erogandum eft, & esurientibus plurimis ; vel cautum esse velle, vel timidum, aut (quad apertissimi sceleris eft) aliquid inde subtrahere, omnium prædonum crudelitatem superat. Ego fame torqueor, & tu judicas quantum ventri meo fatis fit? Aut divide ftatim quod acceperis : aut si timidus dispensator es, dimitte largitorem, ut sua ipsa distribuat. Nolo sub occasione mea facculus tuus plenus sit. Nemo me melius mea servare potest. Optimus dispensator est, qui fibi nihil reservat.
Coegisti me, Nepotiane chariffime, lapidato jam virginitatis libello, quem sanctæ Euftochio Romæ scripseram, poft annos decem rursus Bethleem ora reierare, & confodiendum me linguis om. nium prodere. Aut enim nihil scribendum fuit, ne hominum judicium subiremus, quod tu facere prohibuifti : aut scribentes noffe cunctorum adverfum nos maledicorum tela torquenda. Quos obsecro ut quiescant, & desinant maledicere. Non enim ut adversariis, sed ut amicis scripsimus. Nec invecti fumus in eos qui peccant, fed ne peccent monuimus. Neque in illos tantum, fed & in nofmetipfos severi judices fuimus. Volentesque festucam de oculo alterius tollere, noftram prius trabem ejecimus. Nullum læsi; nullius nomen faltem descriptione fignatum est. Neminem specialiter meus fermo pulsavit. Generalis de vitiis disputatio eft. Qui mihi irasci voluerit, ipse de fe quod talis sit, confitebitur.
A C C Ο Ο Ν Τ
Referr'd to in the foregoing
Shall divide them into Three Classes, for a Reason which will presently discover it self. 1. Those that relate to the Duty of the Clergy, mentioned p. 2. of which some one or more ought by all means to be seriously perused, are
D. Chryfoftomus de Sacerdotio,
These two Pieces may be found amongst their respective Works, in Greek and Latin. But there is a Greek and Latin Edition of them both together, printed at Cambridge in Ostavo in 1712. with preliminary Dissertations by Mr. Fłughes, and also with the Notes of Mr. Hughes on St. Chryfoftom, and Mr. Thirlby on St. Gregerry Nazianzen.
D. Hieronymi Epistola ad Nepotianum. It is printed
in these Papers. Gregorius Magnus, P. de Cura Pastorali. 'Tis prin
ted amongst his Works. But it has been also printed alone several times. The best of those Editions, that I know of, is in Oitavo, Lond.
1629. Bishop Burnet's Pastoral Care. It has been printed
three times. In the last Edition there are some Additions. It may be convenient for the Student to forbear reading the late Preface, as being foreign to his present Design. Mr. Herbert's Country Parson. Any Edition will
serve. Mr. Dodwell's first Letter of Advice. That Gentle.
man published Two of them : But I propose the reading of only the First. Any Edition will serve.
I take it for granted, that the Student is furnished with our Church's Offices of Ordination.
2. Those that contain positive, dogmatical and controversial Divinity, and are recommended and referred to from p. 9. to p. 22. are Dr. Clarke's Demonstration of the Being and Attri
butes of God. ---- --his Discourse concerning the unchangeable Ob
ligations of Natural Religion, and the Truth and Certainty of the Christian Revelation.
These Two Books are commonly called Dr. Clarke's Boyle's Lectures. Each of them has been fixe times printed. In the Third Edition they are joined together in One Volume. There are some Alterations made in the Third Edition, and it has been reduced to a smaller
Bulk and Price: But yet I should rather prefer
the First or Second Edition. Mr. Hoadly's Reasonableness of Conformity.
-Defence of it. ---------of Episcopal Ordination, with a Reply to Dr. Calamy's Introduction.
Any Edition will serve. The Third, in which all of them are printed together, is the
cheapest. Dr. Jenkin's Reasonableness and Certainty of the Chri
stian Religion. The best Edition is in Two Vo
lumes in Ottavo, Lond. 1708. Mr. Nelson's Companion for the Festivals and Fasts of
the Church. This Book has often received new Additions. There is little or no Alteration in several of the late ones. The Eighth was publish'd
a few Months since. Bishop Pearson on the Creed. I believe the Au
thor never made any Additions or Alterations since the Third Edition, which was printed in 1669. The Ninth Edition has a Table of the Texts explained, and an Alphabetical Index of
the most material Heads. Mr. Plaifere's Appello Evangelium for the true Do
Etrine of the Divine Predestination, concorded with the Orthodox Doctrin of God's Free Grace, and Man's Free Will, in Oitavo, Lond, 1652. I know of
no other Edition. Bishop Wake's Commentary on the Church Catechism.
The Third Edition is improved. Dr.Whitby's Paraphrase with Annotations on the New
Testament, in Two Volumes. The Third Edition is the most improved.
The Two general Systems, written by Foreiners, and
pretty often quoted, are