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VOICE OF ONE CRYING

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WILDERNESS:

O R,

THE BUSINESS OF A CHRISTIAN,
Antecedaneous to, concomitant with, and confequent
upon, a fore and heavy VISITATION.

Represented in several SERMONS, under the following Titles, viz.
A WELCOME TO THE PLAGUE,
A FAREWEL TO LIFE,
THE ANGELIC LIFE.

By SAMUEL SHAW, M A.

Some Time Minister of LONG-WHATTON, Leicestershire.

All the Paths of the Lord are Mercy and Truth, unto such as keep his
Covenant, and his Teftimonies, PSALM XXV. 10.

Mala pœnalia non funt verè mala, quia fluunt à fummo bono, nimirum
Deo; ducunt ad fummum bonum, nimirum fruitionem Dei; et
erant in fummo bono, nimirum Chrifto.
BIEL.

The Evils of Punishment are not truly Evils, for they flow from the
chief Good, even God; they lead to the chief Good, the Enjoyment
of God; and were found in the chief Good, even Christ.

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St. Martin's Lane, Charing-Crofs. MDCCLXIX.

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OME Memoirs of the Life of this excellent Man may be seen in Dr. CALAMY'S

Abridgement of Mr. BAXTER's Life and Times, page 426-436, and in the Continuation, 592-593, an Extract of which is prefixed to a late Edition of our Author's IMMANUEL, a Book well known and approved by many ferious Chriftians.

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The following Difcourfes were first preached by Mr. SHAW in his own Family, while visited with the Plague; and afterwards published to promote the Glory of God, and the Good of others. As they need no Recommendation, the Editor of this new Edition thinks himself under no Neceffity to apologize for prefenting it to the Public, especially as the Book was exceeding scarce, and greatly defired by many pious People, both of the established Church and Proteftant Diffenters; with whom it will undoubtedly have a kind Reception.

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Chriftian Readers,

T is now more than feven fince

I pleafed the holy and wife God, together with

fome dear and christian friends from London, to vifit my house with the plague; whereby he gently touched and gave warning to myself and whole family, confifting then of eight fouls, but called away hence only three members of it, viz. two tender babes, and one fervant; befides my beloved fifter, and a child of my precious friend, that man of God, Mr. G. C. fince also tranflated, who were of those citizens that vifited me; you will easily believe that I can have no pleasure to rake into the afhes of the dead, nor to revive the taste of that wormwood and gall, which was given me to drink; and yet I fee no reafon, but that

ought to take pleasure in the pure and holy will of God, which always proceeds by the eternal rules of Almighty love and goodness; though the fame be executed upon my deareft creature-comforts, and grate never fo much upon my sweetest earthly-intereft; yea, and I fee all reafon in the world why I should give God the glory of his attributes and works before

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