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SERMONS

PREACHED AT

HENDON, IN MIDDLESEX.

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T E X ?

BY THE

REV. W. M. TRINDER, LL. B. & M. D.

SECOND EDITION W Volk

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,

AND SOLD BY T. N. LONGMAN, PATERNOSTER-

ROW; J. COOKE, OXFORD; AND MESSRS.

MERRILL, CAMBRIDGE.

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THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

Lady Louifa, Viscountefs Stormont.

MADA M,

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FEEL fo much fatisfaction in having received a hint of the most beneficial tendency from the exemplary virtues of your Ladyship, that I cannot forbear, thus openly, to make it known.

If your Ladyfhip's maternal piety and care, in the fuckling and in the nurturing of your children, had not given abundant proof to the world, that you greatly prefer your duty before the ufages of perfons of your high rank; before the diftinctions of beauty and refined manners (which diftinctions, however, are, in yourself, pre-eminent) I had not thought of offering to the confideration of the public a fermon on the duty of parents towards their children.

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The valuable and conftituent principles of piety and moral duty, which you have learned from the excellent Lady your mother, do not appear in the pride of self-congratulation, nor in the stiffness of precept; but in that allattractive grace of practical virtue, which justly renders your Ladyfhip an ornament to the British Court, and a real honour to your country.

If the Sermons in this volume should be confidered by your Ladyfhip as not unworthy of your protection, I fhall have the happiness to reflect, that a melancholy retirement hath not been spent in vain; and that I may be permitted to cherish the gratitude and refpect with which I am,

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