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hàs its joys; but many of them are deceitful, and all of them transitory. This very hour reminds me, that I have seen the rising sun,-that I have felt the midday heat, and I now behold the same orb sinking to rest, emblem of mortality! I, also, must flourish, and must fade :-0! may that God who gives an equal care to the humblest flower now about me, as he does to the mighty worlds above, make me to grow up before him as a tender plant:' may He so guide me through the varying stages of my day of trial, that when the darkness of the grave compasseth me about, I may rest in hope, and rise again, like the sun, to another and an eternal day.”

My brethren, these are meditations I would willingly encourage in you. Old or young, rich or poor, all have assigned to them a day of life; but, however fair, or however long, the shades of evening will surely come to every one

LONDON:

PRINTED BY S. AND R. BENTLEY,

Dorset Street, Fleet Street,

PRE FACE.

THE Sermons which refer to the life

and character of Isaac, were not com

posed until the first Sunday in Lent had passed. As therefore their number

is less than it would otherwise have

been, a few on general subjects are added, which have been preached to the same Congregation.

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