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