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REV. JOSEPH BINGHAM, M.A.
Headboarn Worthy, and Havant, Hampshire;
SET OF MAPS OF ECCLESIASTICAL GEOGRAPHY,
TO WHICH ARE NOW ADDED;
SEVER AL SERMONS,
AND OTHER MATTER, NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED,
The whole Revised and Edited, together with
A Biographical Account of the Author,
BY HIS GREAT GRANDSON,
THE REV. RICHARD BINGHAM, B.C.L.
Prebendary of Chichester, Vicar of Hale Magna,
IN EIGHT VOLUMES. --VOL. VII.
PRINTED FOR WILLIAM STRAKER,
443, WEST STRAND.
RIGHT HON. AND RIGHT REV. FATHER IN GOD,
LORD BISHOP OF WINCHESTER,
And Prelate of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.
MY LORD, It was one of those ancient rules, many of which I have had occasion to speak of in this work, that presbyters should do nothing άνευ γνώμης το επισκόπε, or sine conscientia episcopi, without the consent or knowledge of the bishop: which though it extend not to all private, domestical, and secular affairs, yet doubtless it was intended to keep a good harmony and subordination between them, in all matters of a public nature relating to the affairs and welfare of the Church. And therefore with a view to this rule, as I first