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THE

VOICE OF ONE CRYING

I N A

W I LDERNESS:

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The BUSINESS Of A CHRISTIAN,

Antecedaneous to, concomitant with, and consequent
upon, a sore and heavy Visitation.

Represented in several Sermons, under the following Titles, vi2.

A WELCOME TO THE PLAGUE,
A FAREWEL TO LIFE,
THE ANGELIC LIFE.

SAMUEL SHAW, MA.

Some Time Minister of Long-whatton, Leicestershire.

All the Paths of the Lord are Mercy and Truth, unto such as keep his
Covenant, and his Testimonies, Psalm Xxv, Io.

Mala pœnaiia non sunt vere mala, quia fluunt a summo bono, nimirum.
Deo 5 ducunt ad summum bonum, nimirum fruitionem Dei; et
erant in summo bono, nimirum Christo. Biel.

The Evils of Punishment are not truly Evils, for they flow from the
chief Good, even God; they lead to the chief Good, the Enjoyment
of God; and were found in the chief Good, even Christ.

LONDON:
Triiited and Sold by T.baldwin, at No. 9, in Great May's Bu&dinSs'
St. Martin's Lane, Charing-Crose. MDCCLXIX.

[Price IS. stitched, bound, is.' 6d..]

ERRATA.

Page 5. 1. 1. for amarct sapare read amare & sapere. p. 15. 1. 15. for fiurbomness read /iulbornness. p. 17. 1.15. dele both. p. 21. L 1. add of after the word reproach, p. 29. 1. 31. after the; word as add iff. p. 33. 1. 3. for aomnions read dominions. Ditto, J. 18. after counts add i/ bis. p. 34. 1. 6—7. for j'oi *'». 36. read j'c&ff iw. 34. Ditto, 1. 11. for worked read viorketh. p. 36. 1. 20. for do read </*ii. Ditto, 1. 23. ditto, p. 38. 1.19. for Jeptba mijepbtba. Ditto, 1. 26. for imrdinances read inordinaces. p. 39.. 1. 3. from the bottom, for-with read -without, p. 40. J. 16. for fovereignity read sovereignty. Ditto, 1. 27. ditto, and 44. 1. 2. ditto, p. 50.1. 29. for happenetb read happened, p. 52. 1. 9. for faitbness read faithfulness, p. 54. 1. 9. for up read upon. p. 67. I. 9. for tfo read doth. p. 92. 1. i8. dele of. p. 96. 1. 6. after the. word God add are. p. 112.1. 32. after the word devil add a comma, p. 115. 1. 27. for -wildernencfs read -wilderness*

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THE

EDITOR.

TO THE

READER.

JJSypJ O M E Memoirs of the Life S ^ of this excellent Man may kJH£j»i( ije feen jn j)r- Calamv's

Abridgement of Mr. Baxter's Life and Times, page 426—436, and in the Continuation, 592•—593, an Extract of which is prefixed to a late Edition of our Author's Immanuel, a Book well known and approved by many serious Christians.

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The following Discourses were first preached by Mr. Shaw in his own Family, while visited with the Plague j and afterwards published to promote the Glory of God, and the Good of others. As they need no Recommendation, the Editor of this new Edition thinks himself under no Necessity to apologize for presenting it to the Public, especially as the Book was exceeding scarce, and greatly desired by many pious People, both of the established Church and Protestant Dissenters; with whom it will undoubtedly have a kind Reception.

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Christian Readers^

IT is now more than seven months, since it pleased the holy and wise God, together with some dear and christian friends from London, to visit my house with the plague; whereby he gently touched and gave warning to myself and whole family, consisting then of eight souls, but called away hence only three members of it, viz. two tender babes, and one servant; besides my beloved sister, and a child of my precious friend, that man of God, Mr. G. C. since also translated, who were of those citi2ens that visited me ; you will easily believe that I can have no pleasure to rake into the allies of the dead, nor to revive the taste of that wormwood and gall, which was

fiven me to drink; and yet I see no reason, but that ought to take pleasure in the pure and Jioly will of God, which always proceeds by the eternal rules of Almighty love and goodness; though the fame be executed upon my dearest creature-comforts, and grate never so much upon my sweetest earthly-interest; yea, and I see all reason in the world why I should give God the glory of his attributes and works before

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