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Out of the olde fieldes, as men saithe,
Cometh all this newe corn fro yere to yere; And out of olde bookes, in goode faithe, Cometh all this newe science that men lere.
BOSTON: Samuel N. Dickinson. Printer,
52, Washington Street.
BY HUGH LATIMER.
WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR
AND HIS WRITINGS.
" Old Hugh LATIMER—one who had lost more learniing than many ever had, who flout at his plain sermons; though his downright style was as necessary in that ignorant age, as it would be ridiculous in ours. Indeed, he condescended to people's capacity; and many men unjustly count those low in learning, who indeed do but stoop to their auditors. Let me see any of our sharp wits do that with the edge, which his bluntness did with the back of the knife, and persuade so many to restitution of stolen goods."
"LATIMER-brave, sincere, honest, inflexible-exercising his power over men's minds by a fervid eloquence, flowing from the deep conviction which animated his plain, pithy, and free-spoken sermons."
Sir James MACKINTOSH.