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On the Beginning of the Century.
Psalm cii. 27.
Thou art the same : and thy years shall not fail.
Job xlii. 5.
I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear, but now mine
eye seeth Thee.
On the Youth of Solomon.
1 Kings iji. 7, &c.
And Solomon said: And now O Lord my God! Thou hast
made thy servant king instead of David my father; and I
am but a little child: I know not how to go out and to
Give, therefore, thy servant an understanding heart to judge
thy people, that I may discern between good and bad, for
who is able to judge this so great a people!
And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked
On the General Fast, 1801.
PROVERBS xix. 21.
There are many devices in man's heart; nevertheless the coun-
sel of the Lord, that shall stand.
On Seasons of Scarcity.
Psalm xc. 3.
Thou turnest man to destruction. Again Thou sayest, Come
again, ye children of men.
On the Encouragement which the Gospel Affords to
ST. MARK viii. 9.
And they that had eaten were about four t' jusand: and he sent
On the General Fast, October 20, 1803.
ST. LUKE xxi. 19.
In your patience possess ye your souls.
On the Religious and Moral Ends of Knowledge.
PROVERBS iii. 13, &c.
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth
und erstanding !-She is more precious than rubies, and
all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared
unto her. Length of days is in her right hand ; and in
her left hand riches and honour. Her ways are ways of
pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Continuation of the same Subject, with regard to the
Young in the Higher Conditions of Life.
PROVERBS iji. 13, &c.
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that
getteth understanding !-She is more precious than ru-
bies, and all the things thou canst desire are not to be
compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand;
and in her left hand riches and honour. Her ways are
ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
· JUDGES V. 31.
Let them that love the Lord be as the sun, when he goeth forth
in his might.
On the Thanksgiving for the Victory at Trafalgar.
St. MATTHEW xvii. 4.
Then apswered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord ! it is good
for us to be here.
On Evil Communication.
1 CORINTHIANS XV. 33.
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
On the Fast, February 27, 1806.
PSALM lxxx. 19.
O Lord God of Hosts ! shew the light of thy countenance, and
we shall be whole.
On Freedom of Thought.
1 ST. PETER ii. 16.
As free, and not using your liberty as a cloak of maliciousness,
but as the servants of God.
On the General Fast, February 9, 1809.
ST. MATTHEW xvi. 3.
Can ye not discern the signs of the times ?
GENESIS xxiv. 63.
And Isaac went out to meditate in the field, at the even-tide.
On the Jubilee, appointed for the 50th Anniversary
of the King's Accession, October 25, 1809.
GENESIS xliii. 27, 28.
And Joseph asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your
father well? The old man of whom ye spake, is he yet
alive ? And they answered, Our father is yet alive. And
they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
On the Consolations which the Gospel Affords under
the Natural Evils of Life.
ST. JOHN ix. 1.
And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from
his birth ;—And his disciples asked him, saying, Master,
who did sin, this man or his parents, that he was born
blind ?- Jesus answered, neither bath this man sinned,
nor his parents : but that the works of God should be
made manifest in him.
On the Fast, February, 1811.
ROMANS xii. 21.
Be not overcome of evil; but overcome evil with good.
On Winter, as the Season of Social Amusement.
PSALM lxxxiv. 5, 6.
Blessed are the men, who going through the vale of misery, use
it for a well; and the pools are filled with water.
On Winter, as the Season of Religious Thought.
Psalm lxxiv. 17.
Thou hast made summer and winter.
On the General Thanksgiving, January 13, 1814.
St. MATTREW xvii. 4.
Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord ! it is good for
us to be here : if thou wilt, let us make here three taber-
nacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.