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learning, and great sedulity: to
strict self-regimen: to a judge-
ment which could discern frail-
ties, and a candour which failed
not to extenuate them: to affa-
bility which encouraged the re-
served, and decorum which re-
pressed the forward :
ness in general intercourse, and
warmth in particular friendship:
to active charity and unwearied
zeal for the relief of the tempo-
ral and spiritual wants of all
around him. The few who knew
him still more intimately wit-
nessed the exact fulfilment of the
duties of a Son, a Brother, an

Husband, and a Father: and cannot plead the want of an example of that more extended Charity: which "seeketh not her own, "and thinketh no evil:" of that more exalted Wisdom, which “whoso findeth, findeth Life.”

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THE early and sudden death of

the writer of these sermons makes it certain that they were not prepared, or indeed intended, by him, for publication. They are the discourses he preached in the execution of his parochial duty. It is possible therefore that they may contain passages taken from other writers, and which are unacknowledged. The editor knows not that they are liable to this censure: wherever his own recollection has enabled

enabled him to make such a discovery, he has pointed it out: if more such instances are to be found (he trusts they are not) he begs the blame may rest with him, not with the deceased writer, whọ certainly never intended to have made this use of them. In fact, the editor was urged to publish the sermons, as he found them, by some of the neighbouring friends of the deceased; who having witnessed the good effects they produced in the parishes in which they were delivered, wished to give them a more extended circulation.


One topic which he urged with great earnestness and success, was a frequent attendance on the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. Of his discourses on this subject but one will be found in this collection; because, in his life-time, he digested the others into the form of a pamphlet, which he published; and which was productive of very beneficial effects in his neighbourhood, as well by removing the scruples of the fearful, as by awakening the attention of the negligent, and informing the minds of the uninstructed.

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