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LATE RECTOR OF THE UNITED PARISHEs of st. MARY, woolNoth, AND ST. MARY woolchurch Haw, LoMBARD street;

with

GENERAL REMARKS

on His

LIFE, CONNECTIONS, AND CHARACTER.

PREFACE.

THE Memoirs of the Hon. and Rev. William Bromley Cadogan, and those of John Bacon, Esq. were written at the particular request of their redations: but in publishing these of the late Rev. John Newton, I profess myself a volunteer: and my motives were the following:—When I perceived my venerable friend bending under a weight of 3years, and considered how soon, from the very course of nature, the world must lose so valuable an instructor and example—when I reflected how common it is for hasty and inaccurate accounts of ea:traordinary characters to be obtruded on the public by venal writers, whenever more authentic documents are wanting--above all, when I considered how striking a display such a life affords of the nature of true religion—of the power of divine

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