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Dedicatory~

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Mid

hittrtJ

;

tmJ thtre'is

an

advantage

ili

wr1tinf!;

z

h· • .

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.

(i,

L

b

l.

ec

trta5•

whef! Preachers are ea or· cannrJt.Jrea"'

OOF\J

may

cum!tJqui

rerJ?ain

and

inftruEt thei_r furvivini, people,

and 11hat

?Jo.npott~it'-

,

is

wanting

to the

ear

m'!IJ

be

comper!P-ted

to

the

eye,

fcripjit•.

(whi-ch

J~me

have

called

the learned Senfes)

lflnd

,

.

thro,~Jgh tbJ~ eye

the

hetZrt may

bC' ajfetlid, and

why

,

'

m,ay

nyt life be conveyedJhrough the eyes to

the

he -trt 1

:If&

death

came

in that

way,

fo

q

od can by his

Spirit'

make Pen and Ink...

chAracter~,

to leave lively Ch.-zra-

.

Eicrs,

n;ton Pape·rqnd

farchment,

~ut

on the flefh-

aC~r

..

J.JJ

Jy

table!; of rhe heart.

·.

·.

.

..:

This in

part~-

my

_Apology

for

put

tin.~

my

Sicle

in•

t_o

this

H

arveft

,

a~4

taking this

pains in

compo{tng

thiS

Treatifo.,

w~ether,it

jhall ever have

the

advan-

)age

().f

publication

lfy

tt.!l

impre/Jion,

l

~now

not,

but

if

the·

Lord

wilt

m'a~e

any further

u(e

o[

it,

for t-he

~o~4· ~f.

hiS

(h,~rch,

I

foa!J

accep't of

.t~at opport~nity,"

flld

~NZVe

my

fe'/f..ttn-d th.efe

po~ r /ab_011~S

tO

the

(er'f'

1!i_c('qfth~t·

qodi.

to

.,wpo'fn'.

1

h!tve

d~voted

my

(eif

~tld ~ alt

that

l h4ve

or

can

dp : I

look:

upon

my

/elf

fU.

th'e

wea/zefl and

unworthieft

of

4/l

thofe

tha't

w_t1it

'"

!if ·

Gods Altar,

yet

tU

the

Lord

ha~h

put

me in truft

~it~

the Gofpel,

fo

I

have defired in

m)

mea(ure

t4

.

~.e

f6tithful to the

LIJrd and

\to yourfonls

~ . and

having

~bjd!ned

help

9[

God

.l

conttinue a

mirroHr

of Provi·

J.hictto

this

day:

f'a'f1!

not W{)rthy

tO

preach,

muc/;

l~efs

_to'

pri_nt

any

thing

nf

the(e

glBriom

my[feries.

1

r.~ther

w.nnder

that

God bath

hqd

the· patience

with

I

/

-

me.

·thm_ long

in

.hu

wur/z;

my

'dad

bath

humbled

me

ll!t!?ngft

yo~, yo1t _ ~now

howl

h~ve

{erved the

Lord_

Acts

1.o~

~ith

many

tears

and temptations,

which

have befallen

1 ' '

,

me

·~~ny

wayes"

y~t

God

is

foithful

who

bath

not fuf·

fe~ed, m~

to

b~

tempted,

~e)'Ond

that Jl:rength

he

hP1t~

[upp~ye4.

lll(

'!itb,

11nd

bath

at /aft

ma4, a

way

to e·

1

Cor.

x.ii:

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4

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