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Bi prize his Devotions in one Book: But, seeing great variety was reqnifite, to avoid that dryness with which often repetition uses to dull our Prayers; and finding one Volimè uncapable of great variety, unless of a bulk too big,

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the Wbole into Three Parts whereof himself liv'd to set out the First, and finish the Second in the manner you see; the Third, consisting of Prayers for all occafions, fram'd by an in timate Friend according to his directions, and overlookt by him conting forth, Mean time you have here the Second part, con taining the Life of our B. SA VIOUR in the words of th Evangelifts themselves, and d. gested out of all four into 'or continued History i that t whole series' may be clearly discern’d, and no emphatical e pression or circumstance in

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of the facred Historians Toft: following herein the much apa prov'd example of some of our own, as well as our Neighbour Divines; of a late-one, of whom, at Paris, this seemsia Translation. He meant it for Lessons to his Offices': whenice, to ren. der it more clear to the understanding, and more effective to the will, breaking the Context into fit periods, He suited every one with Responsories ;, which, being entirely his own work, are Printed in a different Letter, that who fo pleales may

read the sacred Story without interruptia 89, The Genealogies we find quitted; and some part of the

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