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PREACHED TO A

COUNTRY CONGREGATION:

TO WHICH ARE ADDED, A FEW

Hints for Sermons ;

INTENDED CHIEFLY FOR THE USE OF THE

YOUNGER CLERGY.

NOR

BY WILLIAM GILPIN, M. A.

PREBENDARY OF SALISBURY,
AND VICAR OF BOLDRE, IN NEW FOREST.

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PRINTED FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES,
. IN THE STRAND.

1811.

Strahan and Pretton, Printers-Sueet, London,

To
JOHN HILEY ADDINGTON, Esq.

JOINT PAYMASTER-GENERAL OF

HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES.

Vicar's Hill, Jan. 8, 1808. MY DEAR SIR, IT is a pleasure to me, that these little

publications afford me an opportunity of giving a testimony of my affection to some of my early friends, whose conduct in life has given me so much fatisfaction. With various branches of your family I have had much intimate acquaintance, if I may not call it friendship; among whom I have seen all the duties of private life very pleasingly fulfilled.

It has been the impudent boast of profligacy, that private vices are public benefits. I should not think the welfare of my Country ran much risk, under the influence of an opposite maxim. - I dare even venture to conceive, the influence

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