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and became two sermons instead of one. Where this was the case, a line, inserted in the text, shows the point of division.

Such as they are, these sermons, in the composition of which the Author, chiefly solicitous for the welfare of his hearers, has avowedly made free use of whatever he met with best calculated to promote it, are committed to the press, with the most earnest prayer, that He, who can render successful the weakest instrument, may accompany with his blessing to those who may peruse them, the infinitely important truths which they contain: and, more especially, that he may thus accompany those truths, both to some of the inhabitants of the large and overwhelming parishes, which are at present committed to the writer's spiritual care; and also to any of his former hearers at St. Giles's, Oxford, whether stated or occasional, into whose hands the book

may fall.

Mecklenburgh Square,

April 8, 1841.

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1 Tim. iv. 8.—Godliness is profitable unto all things, hav

ing promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come

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SERMON II.

THE TRINITY IN UNITY.

Preached on Trinity Sunday. 2 Cor. xiii. 14.-The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

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SERMON III.

MAN'S PRIMITIVE UPRIGHTNESS, AND SUBSEQUENT

DEPARTURE FROM IT.

ECCLESIASTES vii. 29.-Lo, this only have I found, that

God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions

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