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REV! JOHN NEWTON. tatu hector of thellmitud hürishes of S. Mary Walnuth US: Wary Woolchurch Haw.

Proon at London 24*7 fuly 1725.01. Dieet 216f Da 180 7.

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REV. JOHN NEWTON, LATE RECTOR OF THE UNITED PARISHES OF ST. MARY, WOOLNOTH, AND ST. MARY

WOOLCHURCH HAW, LOMBARD STREET;

PREFACE.

TAE Memoirs of the Hon. and Rev. William Bromley Cadogan, and those of John Bacon, Esq. were written at the particular request of their relations : 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 years, 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 extraordinary 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 religionof the power of divine

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