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OF THE
LIFE

Ο F

Mr JOSIAH TOMKINS, Late Student of Medicine in the University

of EDINBURGH.

E X H I BIT I N G

His fatal Seduction to Vice, his fincere Conver

fion, his awful Warnings to his Companions in Iniquity, and his joyful and triumphant Death.

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Collected by JAM E S

NASS A U, Esq; His Companion in Sin and Repentance.

To which are annexed Several curious and instructie ANECÓOTES.

Published from the Coldpots originals,

By

110 Dr MONTAGUE, late of W th.

EDINBURGH:
PAINTED BY JOHN REID.

MDCCLXXIV.
210. 22.219.

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To ALL ATHEISTS AND INFIDELS, THE SONS OF VICE AND DISSIPATION, THE LEWD OFFSPRING of PIOUS OR GRACE

LESS PARENTS, ALL THOUGHTLESS AND SECURE SINNERS, EVERY HATER OF GOD AND RELIGION,

AND

ALL SELF-RIGHTEOUS PHARISEES;

AND TO ALL PERSONS UNDER CONVICTION OF SIN,

EVERY ONE DESIROUS OF SALVATION, THE CHILDREN OF GRACE AND REFORMA

TION, CHRISTIANS MODEST AND HUMBLE, TIMOROUS AND DOUBTING BELIEVERS,

AND EVERY FRIEND TO CHRIST AND TRUTH:

THE FOLLOWING MEMOIRS, ADAPTED TO THE CASE OF EVERY PERSON, DESIGNED TO REPRESS LEVITY AND

LEW DNESS,
Root OUT INFIDELITY,
PROMOTE SINCERE RELIGION,
RECOMMEND VIRTUE AND MORALITY,

AND
ADVANCE THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST,

ARE
MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

By

THE AU THOR,

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HAving been one of the companions of Mr T-s,

first in iniquity, and afterwards, I hope, in the kingdom and faith of Jesus Christ, after that gentleman's death I retired to the country, and practised me. dicine in a certain city. Mr Nu, who had been Mr T-s's favourite companion, became also mine ; and used to visit me four times a year, sometimes of. tener, as long as he lived, staying with me several days each visit. As he took down in Nort-hand may speeches, soliloquies, prayers, &c. made by our dear friend during his long illness and at his death, and re. duced them into the form of a narrative, with a read. ing of which he favoured me; I carnestly importuned him to publish the account, as I was persuaded it mighs

very useful for promoting the interefts of religion and virtue: but I could not prevail upon him by all the arguments I could use. However, I took a copy of the manuscript, and sent it to the printer of the present work, expressly prohibiting him to publish it without my permission.

Some months before his death, Mr N-- u reviewed, enlarged, and put the finishing hand to these Memoirs so far as concerns Mr T-s, with the addition of other three parts. On his deathbed he delivered the manufcript, with a large collection of papers, writings, and letters, to the Rev. Mr ordering him, immediately after his decease, to transmit them to me which he did accordingly. On opening the large parcel fent me, I found a long letter addressed 10 me, written by Mr Nu's own hand, containing one of the two copies of his will,writien by himfelf, in which he bequeaths to me the Memoirs, wich all the manuscripts, papers, letters, and writings that belong,

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