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BOSTON : PRESS OF THE CHRISTIAN EXAMINER.

Stephen Foster, Printer.

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THE Sermons of Paley now for the first time presented to the American public, are introduced by the English editor with the following paragraph.

‘THE following Sermons, now published for the first time in the third edition of the Author's collected Works, are given also in this detached form for the accommodation of the purchasers of former editions, who will of course accept this apology for the unconnected state in which they appear. It has been thought right to reprint, in these volumes, Sermons 7, 9, and 11, because they form part of the subject of two of the new Sermons. E. P.”

But why it was thought proper to reprint the seventh of the Charges, which also appears in every edition of Paley's Works in use, we are not told. It is here retained, because the present volume professes to give all contained in the English copy, the general arrangement of which has been scrupulously followed. The Charges, however, which in the English edition break the series of the Sermons by being printed at the end of the first volume, are in this made to close the work, which would doubtless have been done by the English editor had he published but one volume instead of two. The punctuation and division into paragraphs of the English copy are extremely faulty. A paragraph is sometimes made in the middle of a sentence, and in general such marks of carelessness appear in the execution of the work that the learned editor could not have superintended it himself, but probably abandoned it to the printer. It is impossible to remove every blemish arising from this cause without an inspection of the manuscripts. Such errors as were obvious, however, have been corrected; but it has always been thought better to leave a passage as dark as it was found, than to change a word, except when the wrong one was evidently a mere mistake of the printer’s.

FRANCIs JENks. Boston, October 1st, 1827.

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I.
Why men resist and put aside the Thoughts of Religion.
St John III. 19, 20.

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. ... For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved † o w so

II.
Fear a Religious Principle.

PROVERBs xiv. 16. A wise man feareth and departeth from evil

III.
The Stirring of Conscience.

EPHESLANs II. 1.
And you hath he quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins

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Our dearest Interests to be parted with rather than endanger our Duty.

MATTHEw v. 29.

If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee; for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell o e &

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16 V.

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EccLEs. v. 5, 6.

Concerning propitiation, be not without fear to add sin unto sin; and say

not, His mercy is great, and he will be pacified for the multitude of my

sins; for mercy and wrath come from him, and his indignation resteth

upon sinners © o & e g 25

VII.

The Efficacy of the Death of Christ.

PART I.

HEBREws Ix. 26.

Now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by

the sacrifice of himself 30

VIII, IX, X.

The Efficacy of the Death of Christ.

PART II, III, IV.

RoMANs VI. 1.

What shall we say then shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound 2

God forbid o to o * * 35, 42, 50

XI.

.All stand in JNeed of a Redeemer.

PART V.

HEBREws Ix. 26.

Now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by

the sacrifice of himself e to * e e

- XII.

JMisapprehension of the Natural Efficacy of Repentance.

PAIRT VI.

HEBREws Ix. 26.

Now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by

the sacrifice of himself § to o *

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