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NINETY-ONE

SHORT SERMONS

for family reading:

FOLLOWING THE COURSE OF THE

CHRISTIAN SEASONS.

SECOND SERIES.

BY THE REV.

JOHN WILLIAM BURGON, M.A.,

FELLOW OF ORIEL COLLEGE, .
AND VICAR OF ST. MARY-THE-VIRGIN'S, OXFORD.

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The souls of the righteous are in the Hands of God, and there shall no torment touch them. ... In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die; and their departure is taken for misery: but they are in peace, it is

And having been a little chastised, they shall be greatly rewarded : for God proved them, and found them worthy for Himself.

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By the same Author.

À PLAIN COMMENTARY ON THE FOUR HOLY GOSPELS, INTENDED CHIEFLY FOR DEVOTIONAL READING.

1855., 4 vols, in 5. Fcap. Svo, NINETY SHORT SERMONS FOR FAMILY READ

ING, FOLLOWING THE COURSE OF THE CHRISTIAN SEASONS. * 2 vols. 1855. 'Fcap. 8vo. First Series.

INSPIRATION AND INTERPRETATION; SEVEN

SERMONS PREACHED BEFORE THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD : WITH-PRELIMINARY REMARKS, BEING AN ANSWER TO “ESSAYS AND REVIEWS.” 1861. 8vo.

A' TRÉATISE ON THE PASTORAL' OFFICE, ADDRESSED CHIEFLY TO CANDIDATES FOR HOLY ORDERS, OR TO THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY UNDERTAKEN THE CURE or Souls. 1864. Svo.

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PREFACE.

jollit.. 31/16- Oto Twelve years ago, when “ Ninety Short Ser; mons" (like the present) were published, they were a kind of experiment. Many similar collections have since appeared; and in some, my very title-page has been almost reproduced.' 'I have been repeatedly urged to publish a Second Series ; and these volumes are the result. A

I need not, as before, explain the design of the work. Still less can apology be necessary. It shall only be stated that as the Ninety Serg mons published in 1855. were mostly preached in the little village cliurch of Finmere, near Buckingham, in 1851-2,—so these Ninety-one are, for the most part, samples of what has been delivered at S. Mary's in Oxford, during the last four years.

But it may not be improper to enumerate in what respects the present Series differs from the last. The Procrustean process which was before employed to reduce every Sermon to exactly

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