Excerpt from Sermons, Vol. 1 of 2 It is equally proper for a Translator, as for an Author, to give some explanation (t apology, for surely a generous Public will require ne, when the dissemination of virtue is evidently the purpose) of the production which he obtrudes upon the public. This Translation was at first undertaken, merely for the recreation, during illness, of the Translator; his admiration of Massillon's abilities, increasing as he went on, he was induced to continue, far beyond his first intention; that animation, that unction, as D'Alembert fays, which flowed from his pen on every subject, that gentle, yet feeling address to the hearts of his hearers, and to which the most indifferent could t refuse attention, struck him so forcibly, that he could t reflect, without surprise, that translation of his works had as yet appeared in English. Impressed with a conviction of their moral tendency, he determined, in consequence of the approbation of some respectable clergymen, his friends, to publish a selection of such as, unconnected with local or temporary events in France, would, in his opinion, be an acceptable present to Christians of every demination. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.