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Lately Publijhed in z Vol. 8vo. fthe Second Edition of,

THE Sacred Classics Defended and Illustrated: or, An Essay humbly offer'd towards proving the Purity, Propriety, and true Eloquence of the Writers of the New Testament. VOL. I. In two Parts. In the First of which those Divine Writers are vindicated against the Charge of barbarous Language, false Greek, and Solecisms. In the Second is shewn, That all the Excellencies of Style, and sublime Beauties of Language and genuine 'Eloquence do abound in the Sacred Writers of the New Testament. With an Account of their Style and Character, and a Representation of their Superiority, in several Instances, to the best Classics of Greece and Rome.


Containing, I. A farther Demonstration of the Propriety,. Purity, and found Eloquence of the Language of the New Testament Writers. II. An Account of the wrong Division of Chapters and Verses, and faulty Translations of the Divine Book, which weaken its Reasonings, and spoil its Eloquence and Native Beauties. III. A Discourse on the Various Readings of the New Testament. With a Preface, Wherein is lhewn the Necessity and Usefulness of a New Version of the Sacred Books. By the late Reverend and Learned A. Blackmail, A. M. Author of the First Volume. To which is annex'd, Proper Indexes. ,

Printed for Charles R I V I N G T O N, at the Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Cburcb yard. Price 12 s.

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OUR Lordship's favourable Opinion of some part of these Papers, which you , was pleased toperte&S*£S& use in Manu script; and your Commands you thought good to lay on me, to proceed in A 3 my

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