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your Names to these Sermons : Both as a Testimony of that particular Respect I owe to you; and to let the World see, what Perfons they are by whom I have the Happiness to be Countenanced and Encouraged. in . my Ministry: Such whose Integrity and A. bilities, have rendred them at Once both the Support and Ornament of, our Courts of Justice : Whose firmness to the true Interest of our Church and Government; in the Worst of Times, have_set them above the power of Malice to Calumniate : Who
by fuffering heretofore, rather than they would betray either the Liberties of their Country, or their Own Consciences, have effectually convinced all Impartial men, That as it cannot be Ignorance of our Laws and Constitution, fo neither is it Intereft, or any other unworthy Design,, but the clear Evidence of Right, that engages them to that Submission they now pay to the Present Governa ment : And who that they may long possess those Places they so worthily fill, and be the Honour of the Bench, as the Rejt of the Society are of the Profef
---For we are not ignorant of his devices.
DE SERMON IV.
Of stedfastness in Religion.
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