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A G A IN S T
The ENEMY coming in like a Flood.
Being the SUBSTANCE of Several
S E R M O N S
Preached from Is a. lix. 19.
The late Alarming PROGRESS of POPERY.
By the REVEREND
In publico Discrimine omnis Homo Miles est.
EENDRACHT MAEKT MACHT.
Isa. lis. 15.marg.
Entered in Stationers - Hall.
Printed by WILLIAM SMITH, for the AUTHOR.
J. Farie, Glasgow; W.Gray, Edinburgh; W. ANDERSON,
MDCCLX X X.
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To the RIGHT HONOURABLE
LORD GEORGE GORDON
IMES have often been to men, what the fire is to the gold, or the
. happy attempt to rescind the penal laws against Popery, your Lordhip had the honour to signalize yourself, in opposing a measure. so unfriendly to the Reformation-interest. That laudable zeal and intrepedity which you expressed, in espousing the Protestant-cause, have given your Lordship a place in the hearts of thousands; and will, I truft, transmit your name with honour to late pofterity.
But while your Lordlhip’s undaunted appearance in behalf of the truth, has justly procured you the highest esteem of her cordial friends, you have not been without honours of a very different kind. For the truth's fake your Lordship has borne a torrent of reproach: soon as you: took her by the hand, enemies presented you as with a cup of wormwood and of gall. You have had the honour to be dishonoured for your unshaken attachment to the Proteftant-cause.
I HOPE, my Lord, that far from fainting, you shall be enabled to continue firm. as the rock amidst the foaming billows. Your Lordship well knows how heaven's high favourites rejoiced that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for the name of Christ *. The meek, the magnanimous. Mofes, esteemed the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt, having respect to the recompense of the reward t. I hope your Lordship has learned to make the like estimate; refting assured, that every stone cast at you, for the Saviour's fake, shall be as a jewel in your crown, when he comes the second time.
+ Heb. xi. 26.
* Acts V. 41.