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the Daunscl gave it to her Mother. Which his Disciples hearing, they came and took his Body, and laid it in a Tomb ; and went and told JESUS. Resp. So dangerous a thing is too free 4

jollity, if it meet unhappily with a malice to abuse it : so desperate is the state thats engag'd to be wicked, if it fall into circumstances that press on to a further ruine. * Deliver us, O Lord, from the affaults of violent temptations; deliver us from increasing them by our own rashe nefs. Never let Thy Grace abandon us so far as to hate our Reprover, or meditate revenge on the Clarity that crosses our bumour; never let our wickedness prevail so far as to lay snares for others, nor take advantage of any chance that may expose them. * Deliver us, 0

Lesson 105. After this JESUS went about all the Cities and Villages, teaching in their Synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdomn, and healing every sickness and every infirmityand the Twelve were with Him, and some women who had been curd of Evil Spirits and Diseases, Mary Magdalen, out of whoin seven De

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but Lord of the Harvest, that He will send forth Labourers into His Harvest. Resp. Luok down, O. God of Clemency, in the multitudes that once bave knowi

Thee ; look down with Pityönthe mul. titudes that never knew Theea'. ?** Send forth, O Gracious Lord, Tly faithful Labourers over all tbe earth; te convince the froward, and enlighten the ignorant, and obey Thet. How maity Nations" lye miserably undone, by reječiing Thy prefence among them ! bom many Nations Tye miserably undone, for want of Thy coming among them! * Send forth, ow

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World the Religion of the Crofesor The Fair Golpeis in Dne. 155 over unclean Spirits, and over all Devils, to cast them out, and to heal every fickness and infirmity : and began to send them forth by two and two, to preach the Kingdom of God, and to heal the fick. And He commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey; fave a Staff only; no Scrip, no Bread, no Money in their purse: but be shod with Sandals; and not put on two Coats: For, the Workman is worthy of his Meat. Resp. Thy Charity, O Lord, was quick and efficacious, and contented not it self with only good wishes : Thou sawost our neceffity, and immediately sentst us a supply; Thou wert movid with compassion, and presently relievedst our misery. * the miraculous proceedings of the divine Wisdom! horo different from our unskil, ful ways are Thy all-knowing Councils! Thou chufest Twelve simple Fishermen, and sendit them abroad with the poor provision of a Staff and a Coat: Thou bidst them go conquer Kingdonis,and confute the Learned, and Preach to

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Thy zealous Misioners to the left Sheep of the Church, and bring them-bome again to Thy holyfold. * Ihat all may bear Thy Voice, and under.one chief Pastor become one flock. Orber unhappy people there are nboin Thy Hands have made, and given them a capacity of Eternal Happiness: O fend Thou thither too Thy Meßengers of peace, and graciously prepare their bearts te entertain them. * That all

Lefon 108. Behold, I send you forth as Sheep in the midst of Wolves: be you therefore wife as Serpents, and harmlefs as Doves. But, beware of Men; for they will deliver

you up to the Councils, and scourge you in their Synagogues. · And you shall be brought before Governours and Kings for My Take;. for a testimony to them and the Gentiles.

But, when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what you Niall speak: for, it fhall be given you in that hour, what you shall Speak. For, it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you. And, the Brother. shall deliver up the Brother to death, and the Father the Child: and the Children shall

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