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OF THE LATE
VARIOUS IMPORTANT SUBJECTS.
PRINTED BY GEORGE HOUGH,
FOR CHARLES PEIRCE,
PORTSMOUTH, N. Ho
THE Reverend James SAURIN, the author of the ensuing discourses, was born at Nismes, a noted city of France, in 1677. His father was a lawyer, eminent for his learning and eloquence, of the protestant profeffion, who, upon the revocation of the edict of Nantz, retired to Geneva, where he ended his days. James removed with him, and was educated under some of the most learned and pious professors of the age.
Having completed his studies, in 1700. he visited England, where he Fesided nearly five years, and was remarkably acceptable as a preacher among his fellow exiles in the city of London.
“ His style," says the translator of his fermons, the Reverend Robert Robinson, “ was pure, unaffected, and eloquent, sometimes plain, sometimes flowery ; but never improper, as it was always adapted to the audience for whose fake he spoke."