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WILLIAM PALEY, D.D.
ARCADEACON OB CARLISLE.
PUBLISHED BY S. KING, 136 WILLIAM STREET.
THIE Posthumous Sermons, immediately preceding the Six Sermons on Public Occasions in this volume, were first printed in the year 1806, by direction of Dr. Paley, who, in a codicil to his will, says, “If my life had been spared, it was my intention to have printed at Sunderland a volume of Sermons--about 500 copies; and I had proceeded so far in the design as to have transcribed several Sermons for that purpose, which are in a parcel by themselves. There is also a parcel from which I intended to transcribe others; but the whole is in an unfinished state, the arrangement is not settled, and there are many things which may be omitted, and others which may be altered or consolidated." He then directs, that after such selection and disposition shall have been made, respecting the man uscripts, they should be printed at the expense of his executors, and distributed in his neighbourhood in the manner following: firstly, to those who frequented church; secondly, in far. mers' families in the country; and lastly, to those who had a person in their family who could read, and was likely to read them. Fi