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THE Editors think it necessary to signify,
T that the three Volumes of Sermons, now offered to the Public, are the last of Archbishop Secker's Works, which they intend to print. Of these, the fifth and seventh consist of miscellaneous Sermons, not at all inferior, as they conceive, to the former Volumes. The fixth contains a Series of Discourses, on Scripture, on the English Liturgy, and against Popery, some of which they once doubted whether it would be adviseable to make public. . But several of the Author's Friends, who had heard them preached, and received great Satisfaction from them, were extremely desirous to have them all collected into one Volume, and added to the two others. This induced the Editors not only to give these Discourses a second and more careful Examination, but to submit them to the Perusal of a Person of high Rank in the Church and acknowledged Abilities, who thought them much too useful and instructive .: : . a 2
· to be suppressed : especially as both the Nature
of the Subjects, and the Manner of treating
It may be proper to add, that the nine Ser-
the Time, which he had diligently enquired of the wife Men.
SERMONS. VII. VIII,
· Prov. xii. 22. Lying Lips are Abomination to the Lord: but they, that deal truly, are bis Delight.
p. 135, 159 SERMON IX.
LUKE xxi. 19. In your Patience pollefs ye your Souls. p. 185
Phil. iv. 11. I have learned, in whatsoever State I am, therewith to be content.
p. 214 SERMON XI.
PSALM xxxix. 10. I became dumb, and opened not my Mouth : for ! it was thy doing.
S ĒRMON XII.
. Eph. V. 20. Giving Thanks always for all Things unto God and the Father, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
p. 263 SERMON XIII. Preached at St. James's Church, June 25,
1738, being the first Sunday that the Prince and Princess of Wales came to Church after the Birth of the present King.
· PsALM. cxxviii. 5, 6. The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion, and thou Malt see the Good of Jerufalem all the Days of
tby Life. Yea, thou shalt see thy Childrens Children, and Peace upon Ifrael.
p. 287 SERMON XIV. Preached on Ath-Wednesday,
Matth. vi. 16. Moreover, when ye fast, be not as te Hypocrites,