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SERMON XII. The importunatë Friend, or the Efficacy of Prayer.
Luke xi. 5 -10. Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at mid.
SERMON XIV. Avariçe and Dishonesty covered with the Pretext
of Prudence and Charity.
· Matthew xxvi. 8.
Proverbs lv. 7.
Jeremiah xxxi. 18. Thau hast chastised me, and I was chastised as a bullock un. accustomed to the yoke : Turn thou me, and I shall be turned.
SERMON XVII. The good Man lying down in Peace, and sleeping
Psalm iv. 8. I will both lay me down in peace and sleep; for thou Lord only makest me dwell in safety.
SERMON XVIII. The Saint employed in his Morning Devotions.
Psalm v. 3. My voice skalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
I Cor. vii. 29.
THE Author takes this opportunity to thank the public for the liberality with which they have patronized, and the candor with which they have received his former publications. He had not intended to make any farther trial of their goodness in this way. But the opinion of some friends whose judg. ment he values, that another volume would be useful, and the request of several gentlemen, that certain discourses on particular subjects, might see the light, ei. ther by themselves, or as a part of a volume, have induced him again to presume on the public çandor. He has the rather been willing to comply with the ad. vice of friends, as knowing that his time is short.An argument this, which they have pressed, and which he has felt. For this volume he has selected subjects which he thought highly important in themselves, and not unseasonable at the present time. He has aimed
to treat them with perspicuity, and wishes they may · merit the approbation of such as shall patronize them,
and contribute to confirm the Faith and promote the Piety of all who may read them,