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IOHANNIS

Atatis suæ Yxx. An: MDCLXXXI.
Printed for S.Keble at the Turks Hrad and R. Gosling at the Mure and Crown in Flutflut.

AN

EXPOSITION

OF THE

CREED.

BY

JOHN
LORD. BISHOP

OF

CHESTER.

The Tenth Edition Revised and Correded.

LONDON:

Printed by W. BOWYER, for S. KEBLE at the Turk's-Head, and R. GOSLING
at the Mitre and Crown against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet.

M DCC XV.

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TO THE
Right Worshipful and Well-beloved

THE

PARIS HIONERS

OF

St. CLEMEN T's

E AS T-C H E A P.

Mercy unto you, and Peace and Love be multiplied.

F I should be at any time unmindful of your commands, you might well esteem me unworthy of your conti

nued favours; and there is some reafon to suspect I have incurred the interpre tation of forgetfulness, having been fo back ward in the performance of my promises. Some years have passed since I preached unto you upon such Texts of Scripture as were on purpose selected in relation to the CREED, and was moved by you to make those meditations publick. But you were pleased then to grant what my inclinations rather led me to, that they might be turned into an Exposition of the Creed it self; which, partly by the difficulty of the work undertaken, partly by the intervention of some other employments, hath taken me up thus long, for which I de fire your pardon. And yet an happy excuse may be pleaded for delay, meeting with a very

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