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    Manton's epistle to reader

    On some editions of the Westminster Confession of Faith, a letter written by Thomas Manton is prefixed. In this letter he quotes "a very learned and godly divine" from a private letter that had come into his hands. He ends the quote with this:

    Thus far he, whose name I shall conceal, (though the excellency of the matter, and present style, will easily discover him,) because I have published it without his privity and consent, though, I hope, not against his liking and approbation.
    Any thoughts as to who this 'mystery writer' was?
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    Sure, you can find the identity of the mystery writer in this thread:

    Thomas Manton's Epistle to the Reader
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    Quote Originally Posted by uberkermit View Post
    On some editions of the Westminster Confession of Faith, a letter written by Thomas Manton is prefixed. In this letter he quotes "a very learned and godly divine" from a private letter that had come into his hands. He ends the quote with this:

    Thus far he, whose name I shall conceal, (though the excellency of the matter, and present style, will easily discover him,) because I have published it without his privity and consent, though, I hope, not against his liking and approbation.
    Any thoughts as to who this 'mystery writer' was?

    Yeah. It was Richard Baxter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VirginiaHuguenot View Post
    Sure, you can find the identity of the mystery writer in this thread:

    Thomas Manton's Epistle to the Reader


    Should have known the Librarian had already answered it! That's what I get for not reading the whole thread!
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