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TO THE READER.
HAVING published, several years ago, four
Volumes of Sermons, and other minor works, in Defence of the true, and unerring, Doctrines of our Holy Church; now the increasing infirmities of more than half a Century of human Life cause me to pass most of my hours in retirement, I am not unmindful of the signs of the Times, in our beloved native Country: the nursing Mother of pure Religion, and Protector of the best interests of Mankind.
As a last offering to my Church, and Country, I send forth these Discourses; preached on various occasions, during many years of active Ministry, in nearly
two hundred Churches of the Establishment; defending her Scriptural Articles, and Doctrines, against all Seceders, and Opponents: especially Roman Catholics, Calvinists, Unitarians, and Infidels.
May Heaven prosper a good intent; and make them useful to my own Sons, and our other younger Brethren, in the Ministry of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; who are preparing to fight the good fight of Faith, in the service of perfect freedom, the service of our most gracious, and Almighty Redeemer!
1 See note at the end of the 8th Sermon.
O come, let us worship, and fall down and kneel before the Lord our Maker. For He is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand
GOD PERSONALLY SEEN.
EXODUS XXIV. 9, 10.
Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu; and seventy of the Elders of Israel: and they saw the God of Israel