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moved me to desire their publication, so I was
verily perswaded, and as well assured as I could
be in any writings of my own, and that not
upon my opinion only, but upon the judgment
of others also, that nothing liable to exce-
ption doth ocurr in them, or any thing conside-
rable that is questionable, which hath not other
approved authors who say the same: and the
truth is, the subject of them is such as is not
like to afford much matter of that nature; these
being Moral and Practical things, whereas
they are for the most part matters of Speculation,
and of curious (I had almost said presumptuous)
and unnecessary, if not undeterminable Specu-
lation, which make the great stirrs, and are the
matter and occasions of greatest controversie,
especially among them of the Reformed Religion.
And thought these Writings never under-
went the last Hand or Pencil or the Judicious
Author, and therefore, in respect of that perfe-
ction which he could have given to them, be not
altogether so compleat as otherwise they might
have been; yet if we consider them in them-
selves, or with respect to the Writings which
are daily published, even of learned men, and
published by the Authors themselves, these will
be found to be such as may not only very well
pass in the croud, but such as are of no vulgar
or common strain. The Subjects of them in-
deed are common Themes, but yet such as are

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