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m of the impious and insolent familiarity, with which the Preachers of these times addressed the Supreme Being, too many proofs are extant.
One of these Preachers thus boldly expostulates." O Lord, when wilt “ thou take a chair, and fit among the House of Peers? And when, o “ God, when I say, wilt thou vote among the honourable House of Coin" mons, who are so zealous of thine honour?" Again, “ Lord thuu hati a faid, that he is worse than an infidel, that provides not for his own fami"ly,Give us not reason to say this of thee, Lord; for we are of thine « own family, and yet have been scurvily provided for of a long time." See many other instances in “ Scotch Prefbyterian Eloquence."
Several books which appeared at this time were printed for " Timothy Garthwaite, at the Little North door of St. Pauls." ' In 1660 " The Gentleman's Calling" was published, with an epiftle addressed to Mr. Garthwaite, recommending an impression of it dated, “Sarum, Oct. 27, 1659, your assured friend, HUM. H."-that is Humphrey Hinchman, afterward Bishop of Salifoury, and then of London. To this industrious bookseller the literary world is obliged for the preservation of the Letters of Mr. John Hales of Eton, written from the Synod of Dort. See Mr. Faringdori's Ado dress to Mr. Garthwaite, prefixed to “Golden Remains," 1673. .
bons, with coarse and inapposite applications of Scripture ; not to enumeraie fome more essential defects. And though an entire dissent may not be withheld from the declaration of an eminent Prelate, that “the second, " third, fourth, and fifth Homilies exhibit an unexceptionable summary of « doctrine upon the important points which they tend to illustrate, and an « excellent inodel of composition for pupular instruction ;' yet the prosecution of the plan recommended by Dr. Sanderson, with the addition of fome discourses to be used on the festivals, cannot fail of being attended with the most beneficial consequences. The expediency of such a work will appear to be at this time more immediately necessary, when we consi. der the recent introduction and too extensive circulation of those miserable and motley discourses, which, under the direction of venal compilers, are fuld at a low price, to supply the lazy and the ignorant.
9 « Is anus, quem et fateri pudet, pudor plusquam fubrufticus, et, quam « facilè patior amicos, amoris quodam errore, modeftiam interpretari, in“ virilis quædum verecundia. Insuperabilis illa quidem, ut quam natura " infevit, formavit educatio, fovit hactenus atque etiamnum fovet tenuitatis " propriæ conscienria: Sed quâ tamen vix aliud comperi quidquam à pri“ må pueritiâ ad hunc usque diem aut rationibus meis, aut exiftimationi "magis adversarium." (Oratio habita in Schola Theologica Oron. & R. S. sacrië Theologiæ, &c, 12. Oct. 16 16.)