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LUDOVICVS ATTERBURY LLD.
de Shepperton et Hornsey in
T. Gibson pinx.
G. Vertue sculp 1727.
By LEWIS ATTERBURY, LL. D.
In TWO VOLUME S.
Now first Published from the ORIGINALS;
By EDWARD YARDLEY, B. D.
Printed for THOMAS OSBORNE, in Gray's-Inn.
A Brief A C COUNT
HILST I comply with the Request of the Bookfeller, in saying something of the late Rev. Dr. Lewis Atterbury, whofe SERMONS are here prefented to the World: I must request the Reader not to expect a compleat Life of him, but only a fhort Relation of fuch Particulars, as a perfonal 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 faid County. This Perfon, whofe Name was Francis, was a Reverend Clergyman, Rector of Middleton-Malfor, in his native County; he was an eloquent, judicious, and ufeful Preacher, as appears by what I have feen of his Writings, and left behind him the Character of a worthy and good Man.
His Son, Lewis Atterbury, was educated at Chrift's-Church, in Oxford, * became A. B. 23 Feb. 1649, and was I March 1651, admitted or created A. M. by Virtue of a Difpenfation from the Chancellor of that Üniverfity. He was admitted in the Year 1654, Rector of Great or Broad-Rifington, in the Diocese and County of Gloucester, and, after the Reftoration, took a Presentation for that Benefice under the Great-Seal, and, was inftituted again to confirm his Title to it ‡. On
*Gen. Diction. † Athen. Oxon. Vol. II. p. 777. Original Instruments in my Cuftody.