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EADER;

Here

is

offered

to thy View;

a

pothumous

Work of

a

Reverend and Famous

Bifhop, one

of the

greatef}

Lights which the

Church of Chrift

Lath

had

in this

latter age,

and

the

Glory

of

our

Englifh

Church,

while he

lived; A

Work

which

may

merit thy Accep-

l

tance,

in Refpe&

both of the Author,

and

the

Sub-

jell which

it handles.

Of

the

firft

I

fhall

need

to lay little, the very name

of

Bifhop

Andrews

proclaiming more

;

than

if

I

Ihould`fay

that

he

was

a

Judicious, Profound,

and every way Accomplifh'd

Divine,

an

eminent

Preacher;

a learned

Antiquary,

a famous

Linguiff,

a

curious

Critick,

a

living Library amongft

Scholars,

the

Oracle

of

our

Church,a

fuch

a

Prieft,

whole

lips peererved

knowledge, and

at

whole mouth the Law

was

to

be

fought

What

admirable

height

of

Learning,

and

depth of

Judgement,

dwelt

in

that

Reverend Prelate, he

that

would know, may read

in

thole

H-

iring Images

of

his

Soul: And

as

his

other

works

praife

him in

the Gate;

fo

this

which

is

now prefentedto

thee, though

compofed in

his

younger

years,

when he

was fellow

of

Pembrok

-Hall

in

Cambridge,

will demon

-

A,,,,,

I

s$sè

ftrate

,

that the

Foundations were .then laid

of

thofe

great Parts

and Abilities, wherewith he

was

furnifht, when

he came

to the

Episcopal

Chair,

and

the ground work

of

all

thole other

learned La-

bours,

wherewith

he afterwards

enricht

the Church

;

for

in thefe

Leaures,

ór Colledge

Exercifes

(

which

Were

heard

with the publick

ap-

plaufe

of the

whole Univerfity,

where

fcarce any

pretended to the Study

of Divinity, who

did

not light their Candle at

his

Torch) it

will

appear,

that

he

had

even then gone

through the

whole

Encyclopedie

of

Divine

and

Humane Learning,

and

that

as

he was

a

rich Magazine

of

all

Knowledge;

fo

he had here contrafted

the

Quinteffence

of

all his

vaft Studies,

and

the

high

conceptions

of

his

great

and aétive Soul, into thefe Lectures,

as

into

a

common Treafury

for

he

that

!hall

perufe this Book;

!hall

find,

befides

his perfection in

all

humane Learning, Philofophy and the

Arts;

his

ex-

quiflte knowledge

in all

the

learned Languages

;

and

that

befides his

skill

in the

facred

Text,

(

wherein

his

greateft

excellency

lay)

he

had read and

digefted

the Fathers,

Schoolmen,

Caluifts,

as

well

as

modern

Divines,

that

he was

throughlyyerfed

in

all

kinde

of

Antiquities, and

Hiftories,

in Theology, Moral,

Scholaftick, and Polemick, and no

ftranger to

The

La«

s,

both

Civil

and

Canon, and which

feldome

concur

in one,

that

he

was

eminent,

as

well

in

the

Rational and

Judicial,

as

in

the Critical and

a

Hilt