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greater through the vicissitudes of his long life, is probably second to none of the leading orators of England, and certainly inferior to none in zeal for justice and right. With his name we may fitly close these introductory remarks; and

after all none can speak for the orators so well as they speak for themselves.

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CONTENTS

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Hugh Larimer ................................................. I

The Ploughers .............................................. 3

Thomas CRANMER ............................................. 2I

Speech at the Stake......................................... 23

John Knox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................ 27

Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................. 29

Richard Hooker ............................................... 5.I

The Certainty of Perpetuity of Faith in the Elect............ 53

John Donne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................ 65

Sin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Sir John Eliot ................................................ 77

On the Condition of England under the Duke of Buckingham... 79

THE EARL of STRAFFORD (THoMAs WENTwoRTH)................ 87

Speech When Impeached for High Treason.................. 89

Oliver Cromwell .............................................. 99

Speech on the Dissolution of Parliament..................... IoI

Thomas Fuller ............................................... I23

How Far Examples Are to be Followed...................... I25

An Ill Match Well Broken Off............................. I33

GeoRGE DIGBY, EARL of BRISTOL ................................. I4I

Speech on the Bill of Attainder Against Lord Strafford....... I43

Jeremy Taylor ................................................ I49

The Marriage Ring.......................................... 151

Robert LEIGHToN ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................... I75

Divine Grace and Holy Obedience.................... - - - - - - . 177

John BUNYAN ................................................. 189

The Heavenly Footman....................... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 191

Isaac Barrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

Slander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................... 205

John Tillotson ................................................ 217

Doing Good ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219

LoRD BELHAVEN (John HAMILTON).............................. 227

Union of England and Scotland.............................. 229

SIR Robert WALPole, EARL of ORFORD........................... 24I

On a Motion for his Removal....... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 243

LoRD CHESTERFIELD (PHILIP DoRMER STANHoPE).................. 259

The Gin Act....................................... . . . . . . . . . 261

Philip Doddridge ................................... . . . . . . . . . . . 277

On Seeing Him That Is Invisible........................ ‘. . . .279

ILLUSTRATIONS

Facing pace EDMUND BURKE . - - - - - . Frontispiece

Photogravure from a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds

PAGE OF THE FIRST ENGLISH PRAYER-Book - - . 20 Fac-simile example of Printing and Engraving in the Sixteenth Century

TRIAL OF THE EARL OF STRAFFORD . - - - . 9o

Photogravure from the original painting

PAGE FROM THE VIGILs of THE DEAD - - - . 216

Fac-simile Illumination of the Fifteenth Century

EARLY VENETIAN PRINTING - - - - - . 318

Fac-simile of a Title-page printed at Venice in 1511

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