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public opinion ; and I am not without a hope that this humble attempt to do justice to his memory, may cause him to be regarded as an eminent example of devoted piety and honest patriotism. There were some peculiarities in his writings, arising out of the tone and spirit of a very singular epoch, which it would not be fair to measure by the standard of our more advanced state of evangelical knowledge. His sallies, also, of wit and humour, were intended either to shew that religion was unjustly accused of moroseness, or to render errors ridiculous when impenetrable by the weapons of argu

No man was capable of a loftier tone of pious sentiment, or exhibited a deeper experience of the vital renovating truths of the gospel. The amenity and polish of his manners, the benignity of his heart, the uprightness of his intentions, were acknowledged even by his opponents, and he went to the grave equally respected and regretted by persons of every grade of life. The general features of his character have been often faithfully delineated; but a wrong colouring has been given them by writers who have regarded him through the medium of their own prejudices. I consider, therefore, that an impartial narrative of his active life, was wanted to fill a chasm in evangelical biography; and I flatter myself that they who read it, will not consider me as saying too much of Sir Richard Hill, when I assert that in all essential points of character, he was a model of a Christian gentleman and an upright Senator. Be the various opinions of his doctrinal views what they may, he must also be es

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teemed as an effective honest champion of the principles of the Reformation.

High birth and fortune warrant give,
That such men write what they believe;
And feeling first what they indite,
New credit give to ancient light.

Waller.

Acle, near Norwich, April 24, 1839.

PRINTED BY

L. AND G. SELEKY, THAMES DITTON, SURRKY.

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Miss Jane Hill

Her Letters to Mr. Rowland Hill at Eton and Cambridge

Account of the Death of Giles Archer

Memorandum of it by Mr. Richard Hill

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CHAPTER IV.

The EARL OF DARTMOUTH, His coRRESPONDENCE WITH MR. Rich-

ARD HILL.

Oxford. CONTINUATION OF LORD DARTMOUTH's

CORRESPONDENCE. Notices OF SEVERAL PIOUS MINISTERS. Ac.

TIVE BENEVOLENCE OF MR. RICHARD HILL. SIR C. HOTHAM.

MR. RICHARD Hill's EXPERIENCE AND ZEAL.

OXFORD IN 1767.

MR. HALLWARD'S ACCOUNT.

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Stability and Frankness of Mr. Hill .

The Earl of Dartmouth

Letter to Mr. Richard Hill

Oxford in 1761

Letters of Lord Dartmouth

Letter to his Lordship from Mr. Hill

Letter of Lord Dartmouth, with Account of the Piety of several

Ministers

Mr. Adam and Mr. Burnet

Anecdote

Remarks on Lord Dartmouth by their Majesties

Pensioners of Mr. Hill

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