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TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL FRENCH OF
REV. JAMES SAURIN,
PASTOR OF THE FRENCH CHURCH AT THE HAGUE.
Grace and Peace be multiplied unto you through the Knowledge of God, and
of Jesus our Lord.---St. PETER.
BY HENRY HUNTER, D. D.
PRINTED BY HEMINGV AY & CROOK;
and sold by
Critic, is so well-known, and so highly respected, as to render any panegyric or recommendation of mine altogether unnecessary. His great work entitled, Discourses Historical, Critical, Theological and Moral, on the most memorable Events recorded in the Old and New Testaments, is in the hands of almost every Protestant divine who understands the French language. Of this the first volume only has been given to the English public, by a respectable layman, John Chamberlayne, Esquire, of the City of Westminster, presently after the publication of the original at the Hague, in 1723. Unhappily for the world Mr. SAURIN did not live to accomplish that arduous undertaking ; his valuable labours being interrupted by the stroke of death, before he had quite finished the sixth Discourse of Vol. III. which contains the period of Solomon's piety and prosperity. The work was, however, very creditably continued and completed by Messrs. Roques and De Beausobre. A republication of Mr. Chamberlayne's volume, and a translation of the other five, would be an important and, no doubt, an acceptable addition to English literature.
The late Reverend ROBERT ROBINSON, of Cambridge, has given a very good translation of five volumes of the Sermons of SAURIN, selected from twelve, of which the original consists; to these he has prefixed Memoirs of the Reformu tion in France, and of SAURIN's Life. This work has been so well received all over Great Pritain, that a third large impression of it is already nearly exhausted : a striking proof, surely, of the author's extraordinary merit as a Christian orator, cspecially if it be considered that this approbation is expressed in an age and a country daily enriched with original displays of pulpit eloquence, and whose taste is rendered fastidious by profusion and variety of excellence.
But the Public, it would appear, is still disposed to receive more of Mr. SAURIN's Sermons, for I have been frequently
and importunately solicited to undertake the translation of
The attentive Reader will readily perceive that I have
As the originals are much longer than the generality of mo-
To one advantage only over my predecessor do I presume
new edition of Mr. ROBINSON'S? five yolumes