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CHAPLAIN IN ORDINARY TO KING CHARLES THE FIRST, AND LATE
LORD BISHOP OF DOWN AND CONNOR.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
PUBLISHED BY WELLS AND LILLY.
SOLD BY A. T. GOODRICH, AND VAN WINKLE AND WILEY, NEW YORK AND
M, CAREY, PHILADELPHIA.
RIGHT HONOURABLE AND TRULY NOBLE
RICHARD, LORD VAUGHAN,
EARL OF CARBERY, &c.
Now present to your Lordship a copy of those sermons, the publication of which was first designed by the appetites of that hunger and thirst of righteousness which made your dear lady (that rare soul) so dear to God, and that he was pleased speedily to satisfy her, by carrying her from our shallow and impure cisterns, to drink out of the fountains of our Saviour. My Lord, I shall but prick your
tender eye, if I shall remind your Lordship how diligent a hearer, how careful a recorder, how prudent an observer, how sedulous a practiser of holy discourses she was; and that therefore it was, that what did slide through her ear, she was desirous to place before her eye, that by those windows they might enter in, and dwell in her heart: but because by this truth I shall do advantage to the following discourses, give me leave, my Lord, to fancy that this book is derived upon your Lordship almost in the nature of a legacy from her, whose every thing was dearer to your Lordship than your own eyes; and that what