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ST. ANDREW, HOLBORN, AND ST. GEORGE THE
ST. JOHN'S CHAPEL, BEDFORD ROW.
SUNDAY, JULY 15, 1798.
Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our Godt:
and the Lord do that which seemeth bim good. 2 Sam. x. 12.
MILITARY ASSOCIATION OF ST. ANDREW AND
ST. GEORGE THE MARTYR.
YOUR attention to the following Disa course when it was delivered, and your unanimous request to have it printed, induce me, for the first time, to publish a Sermon.
I should have felt less difficulty in complying with your request had my discourse been a written one; as, in that case, I could have presented you with it in the exact state in which it met your approbation. But having delivered it, according to my usual method, from notes, I can now only hope to present it in substance : though it has been my endeavour to retain the expression also; even to the admitting of repetitions, which would otherwise need an apology.
Some sentiments, however, will doubtless occur to your memories which have escaped mine : and such deficiency I hope to repair, by the addition of others contained in my notes, which a fear of detaining you too long on the Sunday obliged me then to omit.
That a divine blessing may attend your exertions,—and that they may soon be rendered unnecessary by a lasting peace, and that happy period be hastened when the nations shall learn war no more,—is, and shall be, the fervent prayer of,