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commendations, every reader will judge for himself. Tut it can give no occasion of offence, to inform those who knew not the author, that through the course of his life he discovered the same seriousness, which in his sermons he recommended to others: that he. delighted in shewing a profound refpeff to his .creator and governor; and could not forbear expressing his - dislike to any thing tjpat favour d of irreligion, from what quarter fojverit cam%; tkfit in waiters relathgtq theChr'tfttan religions he adhered Jirtffiy^id what he believed to be the'nvina of Chris the Lawgiver, retaining at the^fame time generous ]senst-[ men^s ^tth fe^ard^ tp those who differed from Jotm^Vitattho hi tjq'alj^not„fQrtwa-ri$$n'. conversation^ biittaJ$efho
kfc\iuhd$ yet he--had a very great fluency, joined to an uncommon strength and jujiness of expression, when he address'd his maker; whether in public or in the family 5 to which lajt service he was called very early, upon an extraordinary occasion, which once . in the year brought the whole family together: and that both in prayer and in preaching, his manner was exceedingly graceful, and fitted to command attention. .
He composed no more sermons than these few which are here published. It was with difficulty that he was prevailed on to deliver them when prepared: and so diffident was he of himself, that he never could be brought to a slated course of preaching. But notwithstanding this backwardness, he gave a proJpeiJ of much useful Jer*vtce; when it pleased God to remove him, in the twenty eighth year of his age, May the \ 6th, MDCCXXvm. It is in the hope that these his remains may do some good, that they are offered to public viewt by his fir' wiving brothers, T H B
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Sermon I. The wisiiom of feari ingGod.
Job XXVIII. 28.
And unto man he said: behold the fear of the Lordy that if •wisdom; ana to defart from evil% is understanding. Page 1
Serm. II. Meditation on God's word a
preservative against sin.
Psalm CXIX. 11. 'shy word have 1 bid in my heart, that I
might not Jin against thee. 35
Serm. III. Constant joy the christian's duty.
Rejoice evermore. - . 63
Serm, IV. Constant prayer the chris- -
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SERM^W/The great blessing'of jm
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