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DISCOURS E S

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FRANCIS ATTERBURY, D.D.
Late Lord Bishop of ROCHESTER,
and Dean of WESTMINSTER.

VOL. II.

THE NINTH EDITION.

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

and J. JOHNSON.
M. DCC. LXXIV.

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5133 A&T 1774 v.2

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TO HE following fermon, 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 “ 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 myself 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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