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In presenting to the theological students of this country, the following Analysis of Bishop Burnet's Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England, it will be necessary to explain the motives with which I engaged in it, and the design I have had in view. Bishop Burnet was confessedly a man of the roost varied and extensive erudition. The universal adoption of his invaluable commentary on the Articles by our schools of Divinity, is a sufficient proof of the estimation in which his talents and his learning have been held. But notwithstanding these advantages, he certainly did not possess either perspicuity of style or clearness of arrangement ; qualifications which are equally necessary to the character of a perfect author, His matter is in general so confused, his argu
BISHOP BURNET'S EXPOSITION
BY THOMAS NEWLAND, A. B.,
OF TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN.
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