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Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things
THE REV. WILLIAM BENGO' COLLYER, D.D.
JAMES BALDWIN BROWN, ESQ. LL.D.
Printed at the Caxton Press, by Henry Fisher.
OGLE, DUNCAN, AND CO., AND SHERWOOD AND CO., PATERNOS-
Memoirs of the Life of the Rev. John Cotton, formerly of
Boston, in New England. We have long waited for an opportunity of commencing with a suitable article, the Bibliographical department of our Work, many valuable materials for which have been in our hands since the commencement of our undertaking, though they have hitherto .given place to original communications of more immediate interest.
We flatter ourselves, however, that the following reprint of a memoir of a faithful labourer in the vineyard of the Lord, who has long since entered upon his rest, will not be unacceptable to our readers, though presented to them in the quaint, and now antiquated garb in which it first made its appearance, more than an hundred and fifty years ago. The book is extremely scarce; we, ourselves, having been indebted for a copy of it, to the kindness of a valuable correspondent, deeply read in the literature of those interesting, but much neglected times. The title of the pamphlet is as follows: Abel being Dead yet Speaketh; or, the Life and Death of that
deservedly Famous Man of God, Mr. John Cotton, late Teacher of the Church of Christ,at Boston, in New-England. By John Norton, Teacher of the same Church. Heb. 13. 7. “ Remember them which have the rule over
who have spoken unto you the word of God; whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation." London, Printed by Tho. Newcomb for Lodowick Lloyd, and are to be sold at his Shop next the Castle-Tavern in Cornhill. 1658. It is the priviledg of the blessed who lived in heaven, whilst they lived on earth, that they may live on earth, whilst they live in heaven. And 'tis a part of the portion of the saints, that (together with the benefit of the living) they may enjoy both the life and death of those, who both lived and dyed in the faith. Life and Death are yours. By faith Abel being dead many thousand years since, yet speaketh, * and will speak whilst time shall be no more.
* 1 Cor. 3. 22. Hebr. 11. 4. VOL.V.-NO.9.