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On SELF-Deception.

SERMON I............. 95.

II...... .... 107.

III. ... . . . . . . . 120.
IV... ......131.
V. ... . . . . . . : 142.
VI. ......... 153.
VII. . . . . . . . . 169.
VIII. . . . . . . . . 180.
IX. · · · · · · · ... 191.
X. .. ...... 206.

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TEXTS OF SCRIPTURE

ILLUSTRATED IN THE FOLLOWING DISCOURSES.

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Chap. Ver. Page.
Matthew xii. 28,
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Luke i. 35, 82.
John . i. 1-15, 27.

ii. 13 and 31, 20,21.

33, 20,21.
vä. 39,'. 84.

58. 25.
xiii. 2, 3, 65, note,
хуі. 5, 22, 24;

18, 22.-
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43 87. - 32, 84.

51, 1 Cor.

24, · 66, note.

47, 20,21. 2 Cor. .

35. Cal.

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6, 7, 33
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8, 39.
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SOME ACCOUNT OF
THE LIFE OF MR. SEDDON.

THE Rev. John Seddon, author of the following sermons, was near thirty years one of the ministers to a respectable society of Proteftant Dissenters in Manchester. His life devoted to the quier discharge of pastoral duty presents not many scenes that claim the public attention. Yet fome who venerate his memory, will perhaps be gratified with the few anecdotes that are here subjoined.

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The family of Seddon is of French extraction. The name fo lately as the reign of Elizabeth was written Sedanne, and traA 3

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dition reports that his ancestors came originally from Sedan in the time of William the Conqueror. They had formerly large eftates in the neighbourhood of Manchester and Bolton in the Moors, and appear to have intermarried with some of the principal families in Lancashire.

His father the Rev. Peter Seddon, was a diffenting minister at Penrith, and afterWard at Cockey-moor near Bolton. He was interred at this last place, with the following inscription on his tomb.

« Here refteth the body of the Rev. Mr. « Peter Seddon, a good scholar, an excellent « preacher, eminent for piety, industry, and “ great humility, who departed this life “ April 26, 1731, in the forty-third year of “ his age.”

The Rev. John Seddon was born at Lomax-fald, Little Lever, in the parish of

Bolton,

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