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GOOD THINGS TO COME.

BEING

LECTURES

DELIVERED DURING LENT, 1847,

AT ST. GEORGE'S, BLOOMSBURY.

By Twelve Clergymen of the Church of England.

WITH A PREFACE,
BY THE REV. W. W. PYM, M.A.,

VICAR OF WILLIAN, HERTS.

LONDON:
JAMES NISBET AND CO., 21, BERNERS STREET;
HATCHARD & son, PICCADILLY; SEELEY, BURNSIDE, AND
SEELEY, FLEET-STREET; AND HAMILTON, ADAMS, & co.,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

M DCCC XLVII.

MACINTOSH, PRINTER, GREAT NEW-STREET, LONDON. PREFACE.

The times in which we live are justly called remarkable, and, when we repeat the saying, we are not insensible to the fact, that they partake of this character in common with many other preceding periods of our history. Thus, the times were remarkable when God called Israel out of Egypt; when he planted them in the land promised to their fathers; when he placed Solomon on the throne of Israel; when he carried them captive into Babylon ; when Daniel stood before Nebuchadnezzar to make known to the King “ what should be in the latter days.” The times were remarkable, when “ the head of gold” surrendered its power to “ the breast and arms of silver;" when, of the “ four great beasts which came up from the sea," the first yielded to the second : in other words, when Babylon fell before Cyrus, when Jehovah “loosed the loins of Kings, and opened

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