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HENDON, IN MIDDLESEX.
Rev. W. M. TRINDER, LL. B. & M. D.
T FEEL so much satisfaction in hav1 ing received a hint of the most beneficial tendency from the exemplary virtues of your Ladyship, that I cannot forbear, thus openly, to make it known.
If your Ladyship’s maternal piety and care, in the suckling and in the nurturing of your children, had not given abundant proof to the world, that you greatly prefer your duty before the usages of persons of your high rank; before the distinctions of beauty and refined manners (which distinctions, however, are, in yourself, pre-eminent) I had not thought of offering to the consideration of the public a sermon on the duty of parents towards their children. · A2
The valuable and constituent principles of piety and moral duty, which you have learned from the excellent Lady your mother, do not appear in the pride of self-congratulation, nor in the stiffness of precept; but in that allattractive grace of practical virtue, which justly renders your Ladyship an ornament to the British Court, and a real honour to your country.
If the Sermons in this volume should be considered by your Ladyship as not unworthy of your protection, I shall have the happiness to reflect, that a melancholy retirement hath not been spent in vain ; and that I may be permitted to cherish the gratitude and refpect with which I am,
very obliged, and Mill-Hill, Hendon, most humble servant, June 24, 1786.
Wm. Martin Trinder.'