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ON THE

LIFE AND DEATH

O F

ST. JOHN the BAPTIST

BY GEORGE HORNE, D. D.
PRESIDENT OF MAGDALEN COLLEGE
IN OXFORD.

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OXFORD,

PRINTED AT THE CLARENDON-PRESS,

For S. PARKER, in Oxford; Sold by J. and F. RIVINGTON
in St. Paul's Church -Yard, and T. CADELL (Succeffor to
Mr Millar) in the Strand, London. MDCC LXIX.

101. f.

623.

Imprimatur,

N. WETHERELL,

Jan. 5. 1769.

Vice-Can. OXON.

PREFACE.

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T is a fine remark of Lord Bacon, that, "As wines, which, at first *preffing, run gently, yield a more "pleasant taste than those, where the “wine-press is hard wrought, because

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thofe fomewhat relish of the ftone «and skin of the grape; fo those ob"fervations are moft wholesome and "fweet, which flow from Scriptures

gently expreffed, and naturally ex"pounded, and are not wrefted or "drawn afide to common places, or " controverfies."

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