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MEMOIR,

WITH EXTRACTS FROM

THE DIARY AND SERMONS

OF

STAFFORD BROWN, M.A.,

SOMETIME VICAR OF WESTBURY, WILTS;

BY HIS WIDOW.

LONDON: RIVINGTONS.
SALISBURY: BROWN & CO.; WESTBURY: H. H. JONES.

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TO THOSE

IN THE PARISH OF WESTBURY,

WHO LOVE THE HOUSE OF PRAYER,

THIS MEMOIR IS DEDICATED,

(AS ORIGINALLY COMPILED,)

WITH THE HOPE THAT THE REMEMBRANCE OF THEIR FORMER PASTOR'S UNFEIGNED LOVE TO

“THE COURTS OF THE LORD'S HOUSE," WILL LEAD THEM AFFECTIONATELY TO COMPLETE THAT

WORK OF CHURCH RESTORATION
WHICH WAS COMMENCED DURING THE TERM OF HIS

MINISTRY AMONG THEM, AND THE FINISHING OF WHICH, WHEN HE FELL ASLEEP,”

WAS CONFIDINGLY INTRUSTED

TO THEIR PIOUS LOVE AND

CARE.

“No triumphs, indeed, are comparable to those of Piety ; no trophies are so magnificent and durable as those which victorious faith erecteth : that history therefore which reports the res gestas, the acts and sufferings of most pious men, must in reason be esteemed not only the most useful, but also the most pleasant; yielding the sweetest entertainment to well disposed minds : wherein we see virtue expressed, not in bare idea only, but in actual life, strength, motion ; in all its beauty, and ornaments ; than which no spectacle can be more stately, no object more grateful can be presented to the discerning eye of reason."

Barrow's Sermons, Vol. iii., Ser. 2.

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