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THE DEATH OF A SERVANT OF GOD.

A Funeral Sermon,

IN MEMORY OF THE LATE

JOSEPH HARDCASTLE, ESQ.
DELIVERED AT HANOVER CHAPEL, PECKHAM,
AND AT SALTERS' HALL, LONDON,
March 14, 1819

i BY WILLIAM BENGO COĽLYÉR, D.D. F.S.A. Member of the Academy of Suicide and Belles-Lettres,

of Dijon, fc.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED

An Address delivered at the Interment,

BY THE REV. JOHN TOWNSEND.

* Enrich'd with gracious truth, esteem’d, belov’d,

He felt no pride, nor sought the public gaze;
But meekly round his ample circle mov'd,

And grasp'd at usefulness, but shrunk from praise.'

PUBLISHED AT THE REQUEST OF THE FAMILY.

London:
PRINTED BY JAMES POWELL,
At the Manufactory for the Employment of the Deaf and Dumo,

Fort Place, Bermondsey.

SOLD BY BLACK, KINGSBURY, PARBURY, AND ALLEN, LEADENHALL STREET; WESTLEY, STATIONERS' COURT; HATCHARD, PICCA

DILLY; AND CONDER, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.

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An Address

DELIVERED AT THE INTERMENT

OF

JOSEPH HARDCASTLE, ESQ.

IN THE

Burial Ground of Bunhill Fields,

MARCH 12, 1819.

BY JOHN TOWNSEND.

WHAT an interesting place is this! What an impressive and instructive scene presents itself to the eye in every

direction! These graves and these tombs are the mansions of the dead: these stones exhibit the records of mortality: and the very ground on which we stand, is for the most part composed of the mouldering ashes of departed saints. Every object around us conspires to proclaim that most impressive declaration of the prophet Isaiah, All fesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field!

Of all the repositories for the dead with which I am acquainted, not one contains so precious a treasure as that in which we are assembled, and which is now to be still more enriched by the addition of the mortal remains of one of the most

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