The Life of Seth Ward Lord Bishop of Salisbury

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General Books, 2013 - 40 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1697 edition. Excerpt: ... THE LIFE OF THE Right Reverend Father in God SETH, Lord Bifliop of Salisbury, &t. Chap, i Tfo IntroiuEHorit TH E Ivlotives that incouragoi me, to Write this ensuing-Treatise, Were such as these, viz.. A i. The deceas'd Bishop had Conferred many Favours upon me, and I thought this was a fit opportunity to publistr my Gratitude, for them. B & That x. That his Life was worthy to be transmitted to Posterity; and that it would be more acceptable to the Learned, that it mould be done by me, as well as I could, than not at all; for I have not yet heard of any person who has designed, or attempted it, tho there are more than eight years past, since he died. 3. I am not altogether unprovided for such a Work, having, during my long Acquaintance with Him, and bis Friends, inform'd my self, of most of the considerable Circumstances of his Life. . 4. And in. the. fourth an.d last place, because I (b.aji run np risque, in so doing: for tho, some may felame my Performance, yet, even they, cannot but approve my pious Iajtent'iorA; and. the worst that can. be said against me, if I do not attain my end, will have more of Praise, in it, than Reproach, 'tis what Ovid fays of Faeton, Magnis tamen excidit aufis, i. e. 'Tvras. a noble Attempt, but the Success was not answerable. I at first design'd to have written it in a continual Narration, without breaking it into Chapters, making any Reflections, or adding any Digressions; but upon second thoughts, which usually are the best, I steer'd another Course, I. have cut it into Chapters, Chapters, which may ferve, as Benches in a long Walk, whereupon the weary Reader may repofe himfelf, till he has recovered Breath, and then readily proceed in his way. I have alfo interwoven fome Digreflions, Which, if they are...

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