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District Court of North-Carolina, to-wit : BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the seventh day of March, in the forty-fifth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Mrs. Altona H. FORSTER hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof she claims as Proprietor, in the words following, to wit, “ Sermons, chiefly of a Practical Nature. By the late Anthony Forster,

A. M. Pastor of the Second Independent Church in Charleston. To

which is prefixed, a Memoir of the Author's Life.” In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “ An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned.” And also to an Act, entitled “An Act supplementary to an act, entitled an Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraying, and etching historical and other prints.”

WM. H. HAYWOOD, Clerk.

SERMON VIII. “ I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love

unto all the Saints.”—Eph. i. 15.



• Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive

the Kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not
enter therein." -Mark x. 15.


SERMON X. * Blessed are they that hear the word of God and

keep it.”Luke xi. 28.


SERMON XI. “ The very hairs of your head are all numbered.”.

Matt. x. 30.


SERMON XII. 6 Ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.”—Eph.



V. 8.

** And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the

Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus
answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou
Simon Bar-jona ; for flesh and blood hath not
revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in
Heaven. And I say unto thee, That thou art
Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church;
and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against
it.”—Matt. xvi. 16, 17, 18.


Except your righteousness shall exceed the righ-

teousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall
in no case enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.”.
Matt. y. 20.

207 SERMON XV. Is any among you afflicted ? Let bim pray."

James y. 13.


SERMON XVI. • This mortal must put on immortality.”—1 Cor. xv.



SERMON XVII. “I would not live alway."-Job vii. 16.


SERMON XVIII. 66 Ask now of the days that are past.”—Deut. iv. 32.


" This I say, brethren, the time is short : it remain-

eth, that both they that have wives be as though
they had none; and they that weer, as though
they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though
they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though
they possessed not; and they that use this world,
as not abusing it; for the fashion of this world
passeth away.”—1 Cor. vii. 29, 30, 31.


6 When the even was come, there came a rich man of

Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was
Jesus' disciple. He went to Pilate, and begged
the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the
body to be delivered. And when Joseph had
taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen
cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he
had hewn out in the rock.”—Matt. xxvii. 57, 58,


59, 60.

SERMON XXI. “ If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are

of all men most miserable.”—1 Cor. xv. 19. 312

SERMON XXII. 66 The Lord is risen indeed.”- Luke xxiv. 34.


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