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ONLY REFUGE

OF A

TROUBLED SOUL IN TIMES OF

AFFLICTION;

OR THE

MYSTERY OF THE APPLE TREE.

IN TWO SERMONS.

By JAMES BARRY.

PUBLISHED AT THE REQUEST OF THE GODLY

WHO HEARD THEM.

COME, TREMBLING SINNERS, HASTEN, TASTE, AND SEE,
WHAT FRUIT GROWS ON THE SPOUSE'S APPLE TREE,

ADMIRED AND REVISED

By the late Rev. W. HUNTINGTON, S. S.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY E. HUNTINGTON, 55, HIGH STREET,

BLOOMSBURY.

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J. INNEs, Printer, Wells-street, Oxford-street, Londou.

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HONOURED SIR, AND VIRTUOUS MADAM, I do sincerely own and ingenuously acknowledge myself so highly obliged to you both, for your great kindness and respect shewn to unworthy me and my family, since we providentially came as pilgrims and strangers into England, that I am really concerned that I can hitherto but retaliate in verbal acknowledgments; the Divine Providence seeing it best for me to keep me low in outwards; and by that means to render me incapable of that duty which the care, pains, and constant diligence, of an able and faithful physician, obliges to.

It is well known, both to yourselves and my friends and relations, who were eye and ear witnesses of the near approaches I made towards the grave, how that I owe my life, under God, several times over and over, to the great skill, care, and faithfulness of the ingenious and faithful Dr. Tarlass; and I do now own and acknowledge the

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same to the praise of Jehovah, the great and chief physician, and the deserved commendation of Dr. Tarlass, his worthy instrument. I hope, dear Sir, I shall be enabled to carry to the grave a becoming remembrance of your christian kindness and tender respect shewn and expressed, on all occasions, towards the most unworthy of Christ's ambassadors, who, through special grace, can say in truth, that he prizes and values his present poverty and reproach, occasioned by his love to, and zeal for, the gospel of Jesus Christ, more than he doth all the honour and riches which this vain, flattering, and bewitching world, is capable of advancing to.

And I greatly hope, and sincerely pray, that the ever-blessed God, who hath endowed

you

with so excellent a gift of understanding and discerning the state and condition of human bodies, and of distinguishing between the manifold and various maladies and distempers to which they are obnoxious, even to an excelling the most of physicians now in London; and who hath crowned your labours with such success as bespeaks you preferable and desirable, above all of your function, by those patients who have experienced your skill and faithfulness: that this ever-blessed God, I say, who hath done for you what is now mentioned above what I am capable of expressing, may prove your spiritual physician in that needful hour, when decaying nature is breathing out its 'Ultimum vale' to the present world--is, and shall

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