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By the late Reverend
MR. THOMAS HALYBURTON,
THE SECOND EDITION.
To which is prefixed,
A fhort Account of the AUTHOR'S Life.
Printed by ROBERT UR 1 E,
For JAMES MEUROS, Bookfeller in Kilmarnock.
M DCC LI.
Birth, Parentage, and Character of the reverend Mr. THOMAS HALYBURTON, with fome other Circumftances of his Life, and last Words on his Death-Bed.
R. THOMAS HALYBURTON, profeffor of divinity in the New College of St. Andrew's, was born at Duplin, in the parish of Aberdalgy, Decem. 25th, 1674, of worthy and godly parents, Mr. George Halyburton, and Margaret Playfere. His father was defcended of the family of Pitcur, in the county of Angus; and was minifter of the parish of Aberdalgy in the Presbytery of Perth, out of which he was ejected by the then government, in the year 1662, as about 300 more minifters were alfo, fummarly without any legal procefs, fimply for non-conformity to Prelacy.
Mr. George Halyburton, who was then bishop of Dunkeld, and had been a zealous covenanter, fuddenly became fo forward for the national defection, and fo cruel a perfe cutor of his once fellow-presbyters, that he would not fpare him more than others, tho' he was his near kinfman, but turned him out of his charge: and yet that prelate was fcarce well warm in his neft, when the Lord