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LATE OF ISLINGTON:
REMARKS IN CONVERSATION
AND EXTRACTS FROM SERMONS AND LETTERS
OF THE LATE
REV. RICHARD CECIL.
BY CATHARINE CECIL.
"I HAVE CHOSEN THEE IN THE FURNACE OF AFFLICTION."
Isa, xlviii. 10.
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M DCCC XLIX.
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE FIRST EDITION.
Ir was the will of my deceased godmother, MRS. HAWKES, that I should possess her manuscript books and papers, after her death; not only on account of the numerous passages which they contain relating to my honoured Father, but also on account of that close and affectionate friendship which followed from the relation in which she stood towards me.
The personal obligations conferred upon me, from early childhood, by the deceased, together with my knowledge of the minute details of her life, seemed to make it peculiarly my duty to communicate to others those words of hers which may be compared to a "well-spring of wisdom." And I have felt the less reluctance to engage in a work, from which
I should otherwise have shrunk, while acting under a sense of providential direction,-being encouraged and urged to the undertaking by some of the nearest relatives of the deceased, as well as by several of my own particular friends, whose judgment I could not but respect.
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE FOURTH EDITION.
THIS edition, though smaller in size than the three former, is not however an abridgement of MRS. HAWKES'S Memoirs, being almost entirely a reprint. Some of the longer of Mr. Cecil's Sermons, formerly included in the Appendix, have been withdrawn; and will in future be found inserted in a work lately published, entitled "Original Thoughts on Scripture," &c.
MOUNT FORT LODGE,
BARNSBURY SQUARE, ISLINGTON.
Nov. 21, 1849.