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COLLECTS AND PRAYERS

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BY ROBERT NELSON, Esq.

THE THIRTY-SECOND EDITION.

The Righteous shall be in everlasting Remembrance. Ps. cxii. 6.
Seeing we are compassed about with so greut a Cloud of Witnesses, let us

lay aside etery Weight, and the Sin which doth so easily beset us, and

Let us run with Patience the Race that is sel before us. Heb. xji. 1.
Deo Beneficiorum ejus, solemnibus festis & diebus statutis, dicamus

sacramusque memoriam ; ne volumine temporum ingrata subrepat
oblivio.

S. August. de Civit. Dei, lib. x. c. 4.
Grandis Labor, sed grande Præmium, esse quod Martyres, esse quod

Apostoli, esse quod Christus est. S. Hieron. ad Eustach. de Cast. Virg.

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ROBERT NELSON, Esq. the pious Author of this excellent Book, was born the 22nd of June, 1656, being the Son of Mr. John Nelson, a considerable Turkey Merchant of London, and Delicia his Wife, Sister to Sir Gabriel Roberts, a Turkey Merchant also of the same City. His Father dying when he was young, he was left to the Care of his Mother, and her Brother Sir Gabriel, who being made his Guardian, was very careful of the Education of this his Nephew, who was indeed beloved by every one, being a most beautiful Youth, and of fine natural Parts. He was for some Time at St. Paul's School, in London; but the principal Part of his Education was under a private Tutor in bis Mother's House, from whence he went to Trinity College, in Cambridge, where he was entered FellowCommoner. He married the Lady Theophila Lucy, Pelict of Sir Kingsman Lucy, and Daughter of John late Earl of Berkeley. His Lady enjoyed but an ill State of Health ; for the Recovery of it, he passed over with her into France, and went to Air la Chapelle, where he continued some Time, and afterwards proceeded on his Travels through France, Italy, and Germany. Never was any Englishman known to be more caressed in all the Foreign Courts which he visited, as the many Letters written to him from Princes, Ministers of State, and Persons of Distinction, do abundantly testify. Nor was he less esteemed in England, bis Acquaintance being generally among such as were most remarkable for Piety and Learning, of whom the good Mr. Kettlewell was one; I here particularly mention him, because to him we owe Mr. Nelson's first engaging in this useful Work: Which whoso

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