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IN SIX VOLUMES.
By RICHARD WATSON, D. D. F. R. S.
REGIUS PROFESSOR of DIVINITY in the UNIVERSITY of
Printed by J. NICHOLS;
for T. EVANS, London; J. & J. MERRILS, Cambridge;
M. DCC. LXXXV.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
The Reasonableness of Christianity, as
delivered in the Lond. 1727. p. 1.
This Treatife was first published in 1695, without Mr. Locke's. name; he concealed his being the author of it from his moft inti mate friends, and in one of his letters to Mr. Molyneux, at Dublin, he defired to know what people thought of it there, for here, fays he," at its first coming out, it was received with no indifferency, "fome fpeaking of it with great commendation, and moft cenfuring it as a very bad book." His friend, in reply, informed him, that a very learned and ingenious Prelate faid he liked it very well, and that, if Mr. Locke writ it, it was the beft book he ever laboured at; "but," fays he, "if I fhould be known to think so, I "fhould have my lawns torn from my fhoulders." Abroad it was greatly eftcemed by two of the beft divines which were then livingLe Clerc, and Limberch. Le Clerc, in his Bibliotheque Choifee,, faid, that it was un des plus excellens ouvrages qui ait été fait de
puis long-tems fur cette matiere et dans cette vue:" and Limborch preferred it to all the Syftems of Divinity that he had ever read. Dr. Edwards wrote against it; and his objections produced from Mr. Locke two vindications of it; thefe merit the readers attention as much as the work itfelf, which has long been very generally approved.
A Difcourfe concerning the unchangeable Obligations of Natural Religion and the Truth and Certainty of the Chriftian Revelation. Being eight Sermons preached in the year 1705, at the Lecture founded by the Hon. By SAMUEL CLARKE, D. D. p. 109.
Whatever opinion the reader may entertain of the principles advanced in this book relative to the foundation of Morality; he will admire the frength and perfpicuity with which the whole of it is