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By LEWIS ATTERBURY, LL. D.
To their Late MAJESTIES
In TWO VOLUME S.
Now first Published from the ORIGINALS;
By EDWARD YARDLEY, B.D.
Archdeacon of Cardigan.
A Brief ACCOUNT
. Following SERMON S.
YY YHILST I comply with
the Request of the Bookseller; in saying something
of the late Rev. Dr. Lewis Atterbury, whose SERMONS are here prea sented to the World: I must request the Reader not to expect a compleat Life of him, but only a short Relation of such Particulars, as a personal Conversation with him for several years, and the Papers I have by me, have furnished me with.
The Family of Atterbury hath flourished for many Years in Northamptonshire : The Grandfather of our Author was one of the many Children of Lewis Atterbury, of Great-Houghton, in the said County. This Person, whose Name was Francis, was a Reverend Clergyman, Rector of Middleton-Malfor, in his native County ; he was an eloquent, judicious, and useful Preacher, as appears by what I have seen of his Writings, and left behind him the Character of a worthy and good Man,
His Son, Lewis Atterbury, was educated at Christ's-Church, in Oxford, * became A. B. 23 Feb. 1649, and was i March 1651, + admitted or created A. M. by Virtue of a Dispensation from the Chancellor of that Üniversity. He was admitted in the Year 1654, Rector of Great or Broad-Rihngton, in the Diocese and County of Gloucester, and, after the Restoration, took a Presentation for that Benefice under the Great-Seal, and, was instituted again to confirm his Title to it I.
* Gen. Diction. + Athen. Oxon. Vol. II. p. 777. 1 Original Initruments in my Cuftody.