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5-Joseph Butler's sermon, ' Upon the Government of the Tongue,' preached at the Rolls Chapel
Read by Valentine Dyall
Butler was appointed to the preacher-ship at the Rolls Chapel in 1719. and when he resigned in 1726 he published his Fifteen Sermons, including The Government of the Tongue.' These sermons gained him his reputation which has been perpetuated by the more famous Analogy. After thirteen years of secluded life in Weardale he became Bishop of Bristol, then Dean of St. Paul's, and finally Bishop of Durham. Horace Walpole said of Butler that he was wafted to his See in a cloud of metaphysics, and remained absorbed in it
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