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CONTENTS.

SERMON I.

PREACHED ON POSSESSION BEING TAKEN OF THE BENEFICE.

2 PETER i. 12.

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Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always

in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth ..... 1

SERMON II.

ST. MATTHEW.

Sr. MATTHEW ix. 9.

And as Jesus passed forth from thence He saw a man,

named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom ; and He saith unto him, Follow me.

And he arose, and followed Him.

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SERMON III.

ST. MARK.

1 PETER v. 13.

The Church that is at Babylon, elected together with

you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus, my son... 47

SERMON IV.

ST. LUKE.

2 Cor. viii. 18, 19.

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And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise

is in the Gospel throughout all the Churches : And not that only, but who was also chosen of the

Churches to travail with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord.. 67

SERMON V.

ST. JOHN.

St. John xxi. 23, 24.
Then went this saying abroad among the brethren,

that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said
not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that
he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? This is
the disciple which testifieth of these things, and
wrote these things; and we know that his testi-
mony is true

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SERMON VI.

ST. PAUL.

2 Tim. iv. 6. For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand

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SERMON VII.

ST. PETER.

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2 PETER i. 13, 14. Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this taber

nacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath showed me.

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[Preached at the beginning of a New Year: appropriate

also to Septuagesima Sunday.]

GEN. i. 1.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the

earth

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SERMON X.

ON THE CONSECRATION OF PLACES OF WORSHIP. [Preached after repairing and beautifying the Church.]

Exod. iii. 5.

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Put off thy shoes from off thy feet; for the place

whereon thou standest is holy ground

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SERMON XI.

ON THE CRIMINALITY OF CORRUPTING OTHERS BY BAD

EXAMPLE.

Rom. xiv. 13.

Let us not, therefore, judge one another any more:

but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way .. 215

SERMON XII.

ON THE DUTY OF AFFORDING RELIGIOUS EDUCATION TO

THE POOR.

Exodus ii. 9, 10.

And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this

child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it. And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son

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SERMON I.

OF THE NECESSITY OF RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION.

[Preached on possession being taken of the Benefice.]

2 PETER i. 12.

Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in

remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.

The various powers and faculties of the human mind have afforded matter for useful investigation to the learned and inquisitive of all ages. They have been defined and classed with the most laborious accuracy; their excellences and defects pointed out and illustrated; and methods have been recommended of strengthening the former and rectifying the latter; and there is no doubt but that all the powers of the human mind, when submitted to the discipline advised by those who have made that subject

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