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did, from the Day of his being first known amongst Them, to That day, on which Some of them were Witneffes to the approaches of his laft Illness.
THE regards paid to him by the Beft of the Powerfull and Noble part of Our World, were as conftant and as Remarkable. Above all, it ought ever to be remember'd, where-ever the Name of Dr Clarke is remember'd, That her Present MAJESTY, from Her first Acquaintance with his Character to the Day of his Death, exprefs'd the high Efteem She had of His Comprehenfive Capacity, and Usefull Learning, by very frequent Converfations with Him, upon Many of the moft Important and Etertaining Points of True Philofophy, and Real Knowledge. And seldom a Week pafs'd in which SHE did not with pleasure receive fome proof of the Greatnefs of his Genius, and of the Force of his Superior Understanding.
IF any One fhould afk, as it is natural to do, How it came to pafs that this Great Man was never raised raised higher in the Church? I muft anfwer, That it was neither for want of Merit, nor Intereft, nor the
the Favor of Some in whofe Power it was to have raised Him. But he had Reasons within his own Breaft, which hinder'd Him either from feeking after, or accepting any fuch Promotion. Of Thefe He was the proper, and indeed the only Judge and therefore I fay no more of Them. He was happy in that Station, in which it had pleased GOD to fix Him before Those Reasons took place: and He had not in Him, either the Defire of Dignity or Love of Riches, ftrong enough to make him uneafy for any thing more than what afforded Him and his Family a Decent appearance and place in Life. And, agreeably to this Character, As He fought after No promotion in the Church; fo He refused the offer of a very beneficial Civil Office.
THUS adorned with the most Valuable of All Moral and Intellectual Accomplishments, He lived in the Esteem of the Wife and Good and Great; and died fincerely lamented by Every Friend to Learning, Truth and Virtue.
I HAVE thus paid that laft Duty to the Memory of this Excellent Man,
which I could not but efteem a Debt to fuch a Benefactor to the Cause of Religion and Learning united. And as These WORKS of His muft laft as long as Any Language remains to convey them to future times; perhaps I may flatter Myself That this Faint and Imperfect Account of Him may be transmitted down with Them. And I hope, It will be thought a pardonable piece of Ambition, and Self-Interestedness; if, being fearfull left Every Thing elfe fhould prove too weak to keep the Remembrance of Myself in being, I lay hold on His Fame, to prop and support My own. I am fure, As I have little Reafon to expect that Any thing of mine, without fuch an Affiftance, can live: I fhall think Myfelf greatly recompenfed for the want of Any other Memorial, if My Name may go down to Posterity thus closely joined to His; and I myself be thought of, and spoke of, in Ages to come, under the Character of The FRIEND of Dr CLARKE,
ERMON I. Of Faith in God.
HE B. xi. 6. But without Faith it
and that he is a Rewarder of them that
SER M. II, III. Of the Unity of God.
Matt. iv. 10. latter part.
Ship the Lord thy God, and Him only
SERM. IV. Of the Eternity of God.
Rev. i. 8. I am Alpha and Omega, the
Beginning and the Ending, faith the
Lord; which is, and which was, and
which is to come, the Almighty. 69
SER M. V, VI. Of the Spirituality of God.
Joh. iv. 24. God is a Spirit, and they that
worship him, must worship him in Spi-
SER M. VII. Of the Immutability of God.
Mal. iii. 6. For I am the Lord; I change
SERM. VIII. Of the Omniprefence of God.
1 Kings viii. 27. But will God indeed
dwell on the Earth? behold, the Heaven,
and Heaven of Heavens, cannot contain
Pfal. cxlvii. 5. Great is our Lord, and
SER M. XI. Of the Omnifcience of God.
Job xxxvii. 16. laft part. Of Him that is
SERM. XII. XIII. Of the Wisdom of God.
Col. ii. 3.
SER M. XIV. Of the Goodness of God.
Pfal. cxlv. 9.
and his tender Mercies are over all his
SERM. XV. Of the Patience of God.
Ecclef. viii II. Becaufe Sentence against
an evil work is not executed speedily,
therefore the Heart of the Sons of Men,
is fully fet in them to do Evil. 347
SERM. XVI. XVII. Of the Juftice of God.
Job xxxiv. 10, 11, 12.
unto Me, ye Men of Understanding:
Far be it from God, that He should do
wickedness; and from the Almighty, that
he fhould commit iniquity: For the Work
of a Man fhall be render unto him, and
caufe every Man to find according to his
Ways: Yea, furely God will not do wick-
edly, neither will the Almighty pervert