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IN SIX VOLUMES.
By RICHARD WATSON, D. D. F. R. S.
REGIUS PROFESSOR of DIVINITY in the UNIVERSITY of
VO L. VI.
Printed by J. ARCHDEACON Printer to the UNIVERSITY;
for J. & J. MERRILL, Cambridge; T. EVANS, London;
and J. & J. FLETCHER, Oxford.
M. DCC. LXXXV.
Eight Charges delivered to the Clergy of the Diocefes of Oxford
The Vifitation Charges which have been published, at different times, by the Bishops of the Church of England, relative to the paftoral duties of the Clergy, are many and good; and these by Archbishop Secker deferve as much attention as the best of them. Herbert's Country Parfon; Burnet's Paftoral Care; Oftervald's Lectures on the Exercife of the Sacred Miniftry; not to speak of Chryfoftom and the other Ancients, who have written on the subject, may be very usefully read by serious minded
A Treatise concerning the Causes of the prefent Corruption of
This book was highly efteemed by Bp. Burnet; and indeed all the writings of Mr. Oftervald have been very favourably received in the world in general.
The Defign of Christianity: or, a plain Demonftration and Improvement of this Propofition; viz. That the enduing Men with inward real Righteousness, or true Holiness, was the ultimate End of our Saviour's coming into the World, and is the great Intendment of his bleffed Gofpel. By ED. FOWLER, D.D. Bishop of Gloucefter. 3d Ed. Lond.
This work was first published in 1676, there have been several editions of it fince; but not fo many, as, from the worth of it, might have been expected. Lucas' Practical Christianity; Scott's Chriftian Life; The whole Duty of Man; Holy Living and Dying; and Thomas a Kempis, of the Imitation of Chrift, are works of a fimilar tendency. Bp. Burnet, in speaking of fuch kind of books, very truly fays, "by the frequent reading of these books, by the relish that one has in them, by the delight they give, and the effects they produce, a man will plainly perceive, whether his foul is made for divine matters or not; what suitableness there is between him and them; and whether he is yet touched with fuch a sense of religion, as to be capable of dedicating himself to it.”.