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unable to discover those portions which I have thus interwoven with my own writing. Wherever I could trace the sentence to its real owner, I have not failed to do so. And the candid reader will, I trust, should he detect a theft of this kind, overlook it as an unintentional appropriation.
I cannot avoid taking this opportunity of expressing the deep sense I entertain of the honour conferred upon me, by the list of subscribers which stands at the head of this volume. Those members of my late
congregation in Norwich, whose names appear therein, will, I am sure, believe me, when I say, that this mark of their affectionate remembrance will remain with me as long as memory shall retain its seat. It affords me, too, no trilling satisfaction to hope, as I have on this occasion reason to do, that I am still surrounded by friends, whose kindness is not less active and sincere than that which I have left behind ; and who will also accept this feeble expression of a gratitude, which I trust no change will impair, no time efface.
I will trespass no longer upon the reader's patience with the expression of my own feelings, except to add, that if the perusal of the contents of this volume shall tend, through the mercy of Almighty God, even in one single instance, to arouse the slumberer, to cheer the faint-hearted, or to warn the negligent, I shall reflect on its publication with gladness, and rejoice in the humble hope that my labour has not been in vain in the Lord.
years to an end as it were a tale that is told.
SERMON XI.- Page 137.
Heb. ix, 13, 14.
For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an
heiter sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying
of the tesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ,
who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot
to God, pure your conscience from dead works to serve
your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore
glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are
SERMON XVI.-Page 217.
Acts xvii, 11, 12.
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that
they received the word with all readiness of mind, and
searched the Scriptures daily, whether these things were
so. Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable
women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
SERMON XVII.-PAGE 234.
Gen. xxviii, 16, 17.
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the
Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. And he was
afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none
other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
SERMON XVIII.- Page 251.
1 Tim. vi, Part of 12th verse.
Fight the good fight of faith.