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CONTENTS.

His Birth, xxvii.-Character of his father, ibid, et xxviii.-Letter on the Death of his

younger Brother, xxviii.-Tuition under his Father, ibid.—Is placed at Maidstone
School, ibid. --Uncommon Proficiency in School Learning, ibid.Anecdote of a near
Relation, xxix.—Is elected scholar of University College, ibid.- Takes his Bachelor's
Degree, and is chosen Fellow of Magdalen College, XXX.-Is ordained, lxii.
Testimony to his Character as a Preacher, ibid.-His opinion concerning the Duties
of a Preacher, xcvi.-His Observations on the Composition of Sermons, ibid.-His
Plan of Preaching, xciv.--Studies, xxix, xxx, xxxv, lii, lx, cxviii.-His Friends, xxix,

xxxi, xli, cxii.-Character at College and in the University, xvii, xxx, lxiï, cxi.-

His charitable visits to a condemned Criminal, lxiii.-Controversy with Dr. Ken-

nicott, Ixiii.-His Opinion of Dr. Kennicott's Work, lxxiv.-Imposition of

Dumay, Ixxvi.-Dumay's extraordinary Character, lxxvii.-Dr. Horne is elected

Proctor, cxi.-—Testimony to his Character on laying down his Office, ibid.Is chosen

Vice-Chancellor, cxiii.-Is elected President of Magdalen College, cxii.-Dean of

Canterbury, ibid.Bishop of Norwich, ciii. -John Wesley's Circuit in the Diocese of

Norwich, cvi.—Some account of him, cix.-Dr. Horne's Wish for the Success of the

Application to Parliament from the Bishops of the Church of Scotland, ci.-His

Sentiments concerning the Bishops of that Church, ciii.-Concerning the Church

itself, cii, ciii.-Some Account of that Church, cii.-Dr. Horne's Marriage, cxii.-

Family, ibid.Letters, xxviii, cxxvii, et seq.- Account of his Writings, viz. Consi-
derations on the Life of St. John the Baptist, xix, lxxxiv, lxxxv.-Sermon on Female
Character, xix.-On Second Advent, Ixiii.- Apology, Ixviii, et seq.-State of the
Case, xl, et seq.-Letter to Adam Smith, lxxxix, xciv.-Letter to Dr. Priestley, xciv.-
His Opinion concerning Dr. Priestley as a Scholar, c.-His Letters on Infidelity,
Ixxxix, xciv.--Sermons on the 11th to the IIebrews, lxxxvi.-Commentary on the
Psalms, lxxxi, Ixxxii, lxxxvii.--Character of that Work, lxxxvii, lxxxviii.-His
Person, cx.-Disposition, xx, xxviii, liv, cxiii.- Beneficence, cxiii.- Vindication of

his Character against the Charge of Euthusiasm, cxxii.--View of his Philosophy,

cxviii.--His Death, cxvi.--Inscription to his Memory, cxvii.-Mrs. Salmon's Letter

on his Death, cxxx.-His Poetry, specimens of, cxlix, et. seq.

PRE FACE

TO THE SECOND EDITION OF

MEMOIRS

OF TIJE

LIFE OF DR. HORNE, &c.

1799.

In publishing the Memoirs of the Life of Dr. Horne, my intention was only to give a true idea of that good man, as it presented itself to my memory and affections, and to produce an edifying book, rather than a formal history. I flatter myself it has done some good; and I hope it may do more. If any offence has been given, I can only say it was no part of my plan: but it is a common fault with plain Christians, who know little of the world, to tell more truth than is wanted; and they have nothing left but a good conscience, to support them under the mistake.

Some few exceptions have been made to the performance by little cavillers, which are not worth mentioning: but I brought myself into the most serious difficulty of all, by representing bishop Horne as a Hutchinsonian; which thing, it seems, ought not to have been done; as it was strongly suggested to me, from the late learned Dr. Farmer, while my work was in hand. On this matter I beg leave to explain myself a little. I never said, nor did I ever think, that Bishop Horne owed every thing to Hutchinson, or was his implicit follower. I knew the contrary; but this I will say, because I know it to be true, that he owed to him the beginning of his extensive knowledge; for such a beginning as he made placed him on a new spot of high ground; from which he took all his prospects of religion and learning; and saw that whole road lying before him, which he

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