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The meek will he guide in judgment.-Psal. xxv. 9.
WITH AN ORIGINAL INTRODUCTORY PREFACE.
PRINTED BY WHITTINGHAM AND ROWLAND,
FOR W. BUTTON AND SON, PATERNOSTER ROW; AND
I, JAMES, BRISTOL.
TO THE SECOND EDITION.
Twenty-eight years have elapsed since that Sermon was delivered, in my Father's Pulpit, at Northampton, before the Baptist Association, which Mr. 'Hall afterwards enlarged into the following Treatise. As I then united with many others in earnestly soliciting its publication, so I have since repeatedly perused it with much satisfaction. When, therefore, the Publisher of the present Edition applied to me for a recommendatory Preface, I felt no hesitation but what arose from the early impressions of veneration for one of the wisest and best of men, to whom I was habituated to look up with such respect, as made this office feel to me assuming and arrogant. But when I
et that he has been removed from our world ore than sixteen years, (and verily I miss no nore !) and consider that, since his decease, have joined our churches, who never had rupity duly to appreciate his worth ; it seems