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admit of any Doubt ; and carries in it a Reflection, f. much to the disadvantage of Religion, that could it possibly be conceal'd, I fould think my self oblig'd to pass it over in Silence. How mufi it eflikt good Men, to consider, that our unbappy Disputes, about Rights and Privileges, should spread ibemselves into Points, of e Foreign Nature, and of the most Sacred Importance ; and be perfused to the very Horns of the Altar, without any regard to the Interests of our Common Christianity ! Wbat! can we not differ about Adjournnients, with out differing alfo about the Evidences of a Future State
; and managing our Contefts on that Head, in such a manner, as even to take part with, and make Sport for Unbelievers ? Are these the blessed Effects of that Moderation and Temper, of wbicb we bave beard so much in fome Men's Writings, and
seen fo little in their Pra&tices? How long shall the best Words in rbe World be tous peruerfly applied to the worst Purpofes and made use of to cover, and advance Defigns, widely diftant from our specious Pretensions! Can we look
upon it, as one Inftance of that most amiable Virtue,
To stand by cool and inconcernd for the great Truths of Religion? neither to defend them our Selves, nor yet Juffer them to be defended by others and, when we chance to spy an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of our Brethren, to be so far from avenging the Wrong, as to encourage and affift the Doer of. it? Wbat is this, but to imitate the wicked Policy of our Ivorft Enemy, which we bave so often complain d of ? For bow Eloquent have some Men been in their izvea Stives againjt a Neighbouring Prince (the fabject of their Panegyricks on some other Occasions) for making scandalous Leagues with Mahometans, and attacking Christians in Conjunction with the great Exemies
Christendome? And is Their Conduet lefs liable 80 Reproach, who are not afband to espouse the cause ven of Infidelity itself, rather than miss an opportwity of expressing their Refentments against Men tbey de not like, and of keeping up their Little Party-Intés refts, and
Quarrels? When Popery was at our Doors in a late Reign; did we sake This way of keeping it out? And are Atheism and Deism less dreadful in themselves?
or are We now in kss Danger of being in verrun with them? In God's Name, if we cannot agree in other things,, let us unite at leap in an equal Żeal for tbofe Capital Do&rines, whicb we all equally embrace, and are alike concern'd to maintain : Nor let our Personal Views, and Prejudices (if we will not be persuaded to part with them) ever lead was to do any ibing, that may expose Religion is felf to the Laughter and Scern of Profane Men, who Thoot
out the Lip, and shake the Head, saying, Aha! So we would have it.
Prov. xiv. 6. A Scorner seeketh Wisdom, and
Death of the Lady Cutts,
SERŇ. VII. The Wisdom of Providence ma
nifested in the Revolutions of Government.
vi: Ezek. xxxvii.
3: And he said unto me, son of Man, can ihese Bones live? And I an
swered, 0 Lord God, Thou knoweft. p.209 Serm. VIII. The Duty of Publick Intercef
fion and Thanksgiving for Princes. 1 Tim. ii
. 1, 2, 3. I Exhort that first of all, Supplications, Prayers, Intercessions, and giving of: Thanks be made for all men; for King's,and all that are in Authority; that. We may leada Quiet and Peačeable Life,inallGodliness and Honesty: For this is Good and Acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour.
p.266 SERM. IX. The Rule of Doing as we would
be done unto, explain’d: St. Matth. vii. 12. All things'; whatsoever
Te would that Men should do unto You, do Te even so unto thèm; for this is the Lam and the Prophets.
SERM. X. Of Religious Retirement.
Multitude away, he went up into a Moun-
P:301 SERM. XI. A standing Revelation the best Means of Conviction.
St. Luke xvi. 31. If they hear not Moses and
the Prophets, neither will they be perswaded, though one rose from the Dead.
P.327 SERM. XIL. A Sermon preach'd at the Fu.
neral of Mr. Thomas Bennet. 1 Cor. xv. 19. If in this Life only we have
hope in Christ, we are of all men moft miferable.
SERM. XIII. A Sermon Preach'd at the E.
lection of the Lord-Mayor, Job xxix. 14. I put on Righteousness, and it
clothed me; my Judgment was as 4 Robe and a Diadem.
SERM. XIV. A Sermon Preach'd before the
Lord-Mayor, on a Day of Publick Hu.
miliation. Pfal. xxx. 6, 7, 8. In my Prosperity I said,
Ifball never be moved: Lord, by thy favour Thou haft made my Mountain to stand Strong. Thou didft hide thy Face, and I was troubled, I cryed unto Thee, O Lord, and unto the Lord I made my Supplication.
ERRATA. RE F. p. xxiv. at the bottom, lin, si for pendinuíce po undqula .