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BRITISH DIVINES.

VOL. IX. Nos. XXI. XXII. AND PART OF XXIII.

CONTAINING

HORNE'S

COMMENTARY

ON THE

BOOK OF PSALMS.

EDITED
BY THE REV. C. BRADLEY.

LONDON : Printed by A.J. Valpy, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. Sold by Longman and Co., Baldwin and Co., Rivington and Co., Hamilton, Whittaker and Co., Simpkin and Co., Hatcbard and Son, Warren, G. Wilson, London ; Parker, and Vincent, Oxford ; Barret, Cambridge ; Macredie and Co., Edinburgh ; Cumming, Dublin; and all other Booksellers.

1823.

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ON THE

BOOK OF PSALMS;

AND

CONSIDERATIONS

ON THE

LIFE AND DEATH OF ST. JOHN THE

BAPTIST.

BY

GEORGE, LORD BISHOP OF NORWICH,

AND PRESIDENT OF MAGDALEN COLLEGE, OXFORD.

EDITED BY THE REV. C. BRADLEY.

TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
Printed by A. J. Valpy, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street.
Sold by Longman and Co., Baldwin and Co., Rivington and Co.,
Hamilton, Whittaker and Co., Simpkin and Co., Hatchard
and Son, Warren, G. Wilson, London ; Parker, and
Vincent, Oxford; Barret, Cambridge ; Macredie
and Co., Edinburgh; Cumming, Dublin;

and all other Booksellers,

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

of

BISHOP HORNE.

BISHOP HORNE was the second son of the Rev. Samuel Horne, rector of Otham, near Maidstone in Kent, and was born at that place, Nov, 1st. 2730. His father, who was well qualified for the undertaking, commenced his education at home, and his judicious instructions seem to have laid the foundation of his son's future eminence. At thirteen he was sent to the grammar-school at Maidstone ; and, at a little more than fifteen, wént to reside in Oxford, having been elected to a fellowship in University College. Here he distinguished himself so much by a successful application to his studies, that about the time of his taking his Bachelor's degree, in consequence of a strong recommendation from his own college, he obtained a Kentish fellowship which then happened to fall vacant at Magdalen. In 1753 he was ordained by the Bishop of Oxford, and preached his first sermon for his friend and biographer Mr. Jones, at Finedon in Northamptonshire. The most complete account we have of Bishop Horne is his life by Mr. Jones, prefixed to his works.

Mr. Horne soon gained a high reputation as a preacher, on account both of the excellence of his discourses, and his graceful and impressive elocution'; and he was pronounced to be the best preacher in England, by a person himself eminent for the same talent. But his soundness as a divine was somewhat impeached on account of the peculiarity of his sentiments. "Very early in life he had

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