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The Nature, Mischiefs, and Remedy of
Preached before the
On Sunday, Feb. 17. 1754.
By WILLIA'. Dodweli D.D.
Rector of Shottesprook, BERKS,
and Prebendary of Sarum.
Published at the Request of Mr. Vice-Chancellor,
and the Heads of Houses.
Turl; and Sold by S. Birr in Ave-Mary Lane, and J.
PSALM XXXI. 7. I have hated them that hold of superfti
tious Vanities : and my Truft hath been in the Lord.
Y T has been the great and the successful Art
of Unbelievers to misrepresent those Divine Institutions which They would bring into
Contempt, and to mislead Men in the Notion of Duty in order to excuse or justify the Negle&t or Violation of it. True Religion, the Christian Religion in particular, is too amiable to be opposed, whilst it appears in its native Colours : Whilst it inculcates Devotion to the supreme Being to whom We owe all the Blessings We enjoy, and all the noblest Hopes We can entertain, whilst it teaches Justice and Charity to those who are placed with us in this uncertain State, whilst it prescribes the Regulation of our Passions within those Bounds, which may make them useful to the World and to Ourselves, It carries in a very great Measure its own Evidence with it, and ex