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Christians Defence*

Against the

FEARS of DEATH.

WITH

Seasonable Directions

H 0 W T O

Prepare our selves to Die well.

Written Originally in F RE H C H

By the late reverend Divine of the Protestant
Church of Paris,

CHAR. <DR£ I^INCO U RT:

Translated into ENGLISH

By MARIOS <D' ASSIGNT, B. D.

The Tenth Edition'newly Corrected: With an
Account of tfce Author, and his Las T
Minutes.

LONDON:

Printed by J. Bettenham, for R. Wjl-
Kin, B.tooke, D. Midwinter, R.ro-
Binson, B. Cow Se, G. Mortlock, and

J. P E E L E. M DCC XXI.

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'■' • • 1 THE'

P K EFACE

TO THE

Christian Reader.

THE true Character of Monsieur Drelincourt, the Author of these excellent Meditations, ive find published by Mr. Bay le in his great Historical Dictionary, &c. as followeth:

f^Harles Drelincourt, Minister of the Church of Paris, ^ was born the 10th of July, I fpf, at Sedan, where his Father was admitted to an honourable Office, being Secretary to Henry Robert de la Mark, Duke of Bouillon, and Sovereign Prince of Sedan j afterwards he was advanced to be Secretary to the chief Council of that City. His Son Charles was put to study Ethicks and Divinity, in that University; but was sent loSaitmur to compleat hisPhilosophy underMr.Z)«»f#». He was ordain'd Minister in June 1618, and began the Exercise of his Function near Langres, continuing there until he was called to the Church of Paris in March 162.0. He was married in the Year 162s, to an only Child of a rich Merchant of Paris'^ call'd Monsieur Balduck, who had newly embrae'd the Protestant Religion. Providence blest him and his Wife 'with a numerous Issue, he having had sixteen Children by her > and gave no less Success to his Ministry. His Sermons were very powerful: But his chief Talent

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