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SERMONS

PREACHED IN

ENGLAND.

BY THE LATE RIGHT REVEREND

REGINALD HEBER, D.D.

LORD BISHOP OF CALCUTTA;

FORMERLY RECTOR OF HODNET, SALOP; PREBENDARY OF ST. ASAPH ; AND

PREACHER AT LINCOLN'S INN.

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J. SEYMOUR,
D. FANSHAW,
CLAYTON & VAN NORDEN,

Printers and Publishers for the Trade. H.C. SLEIGHT,

Orders addressed to E. B. CLAYTON, New-York.

822 HETER

TO

SIR ROBERT HARRY INGLIS, BART. M.P.

I DEDICATE THIS VOLUME,

AS A TOKEN OF GRATITUDE FOR THE AFFECTION

SHOWN TO MY HUSBAND'S MEMORY,

BY THE KIND AND JUDICIOUS ASSISTANCE

HE HAS AFFORDED ME IN THE PUBLICATION OF HIS WORKS.

AMELIA HEBER.

Bodryddan, St. Asaph,

Dec. 31, 1828.

PREFACE.

SEVERAL of the sermons now offered to the public were prepared by their Author for publication, and the remainder are considered as so far fitted for the press, as to be entitled to admission in the same series.

This volume will shortly be followed by a distinct work, containing sermons preached in India ; and the Editor hopes, at some future period, to print a selection from the parochial sermons preached by her husband at Hodnet.

PREFACE

BY THE

AMERICAN PUBLISHERS.

This edition of the “Sermons of Bishop Heber preached in England,” is respectfully presented by the American Publishers to the literary and religious community. It has been executed with great care, page for page with the London edition, and it is believed that it will be found little inferior to that as respects the quality of paper and the style of printing. No expense has been spared; for the object of the Publishers was not so much pecuniary profit, as to evince the respect with which the character of the late Bishop of Calcutta is viewed in this country. Few individuals of the present age, born and nurtured and performing their important functions at so great a distance from us, have ever excited such warm or such general interest in their favour. He was indeed a

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