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The SUBSTANCE of
Eternal Felicity of the Saints.
Publifh'd in Latin 94 Years ago.
By B. EN K S, Rector of Harley in
Fas eft & ab Hofte doceri.
Ubi bene, Nemo melius.
Printed for W. Rogers at the Sun against St. Dunstan's
To the Right Honourable
Earl of Bradford,
Lord Lieutenant of the County of Salop; and One of Her Majefties moft Honourable Privy-Council.
Must deny my felf the Liberty of Expatiating upon the ufual Subject of Dedications; Least I should create Uneafinefs to one that I know had rather hear any thing than his own Praifes. But this being the first Publi
cation that I have made fince your Lordfhip became my Patron, I shall presume on your Pardon for Honouring my felf So far as to put it into your Honour's hands. Tho the Prefent which here I make be fuch as may at first furprize your Lordship, confidering where I had it, and who was the Compofer of it: Yet if I have refcued a beautiful Banner out of the Enemies Tents, where I found fome of our own Truths well drefs'd and finely Adorn'd, I hope your Lordship will like the Notions never the worse, that they are none of my Own, when you'll find'em much fuperior to any of Mine. The most that I can here pretend being but to make em Palatable to the English Reader, and Inoffenfive to fuch as may mistrust the unfriendly Author.
Numb. 23, & 4.
But Truth is never the Lefs it felf, whoever Speaks it. Even a falfe Prophet once gave out fuch glorious Truths as ftill fhine bright in two Chapters of our Bible. So can he that does Wonders Over-rule even the very worst Inftruments, to make