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Being The DISCOURSES

OF
John Selden, Efq;

Or his SENSE of various MATTERS of Weight • and high Consequence

Relating especially to Religion and State.

Distingue Tempora.
Che Chird Edition."

LONDON: Printed for Jacob Tonfon , at Shakespear's-Head, over

against Catherine-Street in the Strand; and Awnshan and John Churchill, at the Black Swan in PaterNoster-Row. MDCCXVI.

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Mr. Justice HALES,

One of the JUDGES of the Common-Pleas; ..

And to the much HonouredEdward Heywood, Fohn Vanghan, and

Rowland Feriks, "Eförs;

Most worthy Gentlemen,

RE you not Execu-
S tors to that Person, who
MVX (while he liv’d) was the

Glory of the Nation;

yet I am Confident any thing of his would find Acceptance with you, and truly the Sense and Notion here is wholly his, and most of

the Words. I had the opportunity to · hear his Discourses twenty Years togecher, and left all those Excellent things that usually fell from him might be

* 2 . loft,

loft, some of them from time to time I faithfully committed to Writing , which here digested into this Method, I humbly present to your Hands; you will quickly perceive them to be his by the familiar Illustrations wherewith they are set off, and in which way you know he was so happy, that, with a marvelous delight to those that heard him, he would presently convey the highest Points of Religion, and the most important Affairs of State, to an ordinary apprehension.

In reading be pleas'd to distinguish Times, and in your Fancy carry along with you, the When and the why, ma ny of these things were spoken ; this. will give them the more Life, and the smarter Relish. 'Tis possible the En tertainment you find in them, may renie der you the more inclinable to pardon the Presumption of,

Your most Obliged and

most Humble Servant TRI. MILWAR DI

THE

TÀ E TABL E.

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A Bbies, Priories,
A Articles, Baptism,
Bastard, Bible, Scripture,
Bishops before the Parliament,
Bishops in the Parliament,
Bishops out of the Parliament,
Books, Authors,
Canon-Lane, Ceremony,
Chancellor, Changing Sides,
Christmas,
Christians, Church,
Church of Rome, Churches, City,
Clergy,
Commission, [High )
Commons, [ House of ] Confeffion,
Competency, Great Conjunction,
Conscience,
Confecrated Places,
Contracts,
Council, Convocation ; ... 1
Creed; Damnation,
Devils,

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