Who said (c.1658) that which is accurate and best explains edifies most?

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  1. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    James Durham cites the below without noting who the learned man was or the book with the preface. It's a needle in a haystack but maybe someone has read something and knows. I get little searching Google or EEBO TCP. Ideas.
    "For as the most learned preachings do not always edify most, so neither is it in writing. And though, as a learned man observes in a preface, that which is accurate edifies most intensively and best explains the thing...." {Durham probably means, that which is accurate and best explains the thing edifies most intensively}.
     
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    Von Puritan Board Freshman

  3. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for looking. The quote needs to be in a preface of a work as Durham indicates. This comes from the body of the Admonition controversy between Whitgift and Thomas Cartwright. It's close content wise but that rules it out I think.
     
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