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CHRISTIAN's Defence:

Le Against the
FEARS of DEATH.

WITH
Seasonable Directions

: HOW TO
Prepare our felves to Die well.

Written Originally in FRENCH
By the late reverend Divine of the Protestant

Church of PARIS,
CHAR. DRE L'INCOURT:

Translated into ENGLISH
By MARIUS D'ASSIGNY, B. D.

The Tenth Edition 'newly Corrected : With an

Account of the AUTHOR, and his LAST
MINUTES..

LONDON:
Printed by J. BETTENHÂM, for R. WIL-
KIN, B.TOOKE, D. MIDWINTER, R. Ro-,
BINSON, B. Cowse, G. MORTLOCK, and
J. PEELE. MDCC XXI.

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THE true Character of Monsieur Drelincourt,

1 the Author of these excellent Meditations, we find published by Mr. Bayle in his great Historical Dictionary, &c. as followeth : CHarles Drelincourt, Minister of the Church of Paris, V was born the 10th of July, 1595, at Sedan, where his Father was admitted to an honourable Office, being Secretary to Henry Robert de la Mark, Duke of Bouillon, and Sovereign Prince of Sedan , afterwards he was advanced to be Secretary to the chief Council of that City. His Son Charles was put to study Ethicks and Divinity, in that University, but was sent to Saumur to compleat hisPhilosophy under Mr.Duncan. He was ordain'd Minister in June 1618, and began the Exercise of his Function near Langres, continuing there until he was called to the Church of Paris in March 1620. He was married in the Year 1625, to an only Child of a rich Merchant of Paris, call's Monsieur Balduck, who had newly embrac'd the Protestant Religion. Providence blest him and his Wife 'with a numerous Iffue, he having had fixteen Children by her; and gave no less Success to his Ministry.' His Sermons were very powerful : But his chief Talent

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