Abernathy - Houston-Packer Collection BX9178.A33 S4 1748 v.1

The PREFACE. lv of a firm mind, and not to be put out of his courfe, when his reafon was convinced. He was formed for friendfhip, having great generofity, tendernefs, purity, and conflancy of fpirit. He laboured in his work as a minifter with much diligence and affectio- nate concern for his people. His life was, in all refped ±s exemplary. He was the delight of his friends, and could fcarcely have an enemy. MR. Harter was diflinguifhed by great piety and tendernefs of affection. He had attained to a confiderable degree of learning in the languages and philofophy, as well as divinity. His fermons were full of the pa- thetic, which was natural to him, and without any affectation. He had a delicacy in his temper and paf ions, which was in fome refpects uneafy to himfelf, but ami- able to his friends, with whom he rejoiced or fuffered, as their circumfl:ances gave oc- cafion, above molt men. He had the in- terefts of true religion greatly at heart, and was content to bear perfonal inconveniencies not a little grievous to him, rather than for - fake that party which he believed had truth and reafon on their fide. da