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The English theological works of Barrow were first published by Dr. Tillotson, who was then Dean of Canterbury, in three volumes folio, in 1685. That edition was reprinted more than once, and for the last time in 1741.
A fourth volume, containing the Latin works, was added in 1687 : which was not reprinted with the others. The English works were printed at the Clarendon Press in 1818, in six volumes 8vo. The present edition is a reprint of that last ; with the addition of the Latin works, as published in 1687. These consist of theological treatises, academical exercises, and poems. This new edition contains all the works of Barrow, which are known to exist in English or Latin, except his mathematical compositions.
The Latin treatises and poems were printed in the folio edition, without any systematical arrangement; they are now placed in chronological order, so far as their dates could be ascertained.
Some Notes have been added to the short Life of Barrow by Abraham Hill, which are taken from Pope's Life of Ward, bishop of Salisbury, Ward's Lives of the “Professors of Gresham College," and the Biographia Britannica.