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very naturally, and not straining any thing Taid for a Connexion, bring about the discourse to Rea ligious and Profitable Subječts. I have admired his Facility and Godly Simplicity herein:

And I cannot forbear Recommending, the Study of such Edifying Conversation to all serious Chria ftians, especially to Clergy-Men, and that with more than common Care, in their Lord's-Day Table Talk, and ordinary Visits on that Day, if they make any. .

There were many other Personal Excellencies, in which my deceased Friend was Eminent, that I may not, and I am glad I need not, particularly infijt on in this place. In short, I am truly of opinion, that, in the best Age of the Church on Earth, bad he lived therein, he would bave pafsed for a Saint, and a very Exemplary Perfon. And I seriously Pray, that any who seem to envy Him'the Character that has been given Him, (for some such I am sensible there may be) may not fall short of one half of his Virtues.

These are ( bonâ fide) the Real Sentiments of, Good Reader,

Thy True Friend and Servant

in our Lord Christ Jesus,

E. Killmore and Ardagh.

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SERMON FUNERAL Fames Bonnell, Esquire.

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The Text,
Hebrews XII. The last Words of the

Twenty Third Verse. And to tbe
Spirits of Just Men made perfeft.

T HE Eloquent and Learned Au

thor of this Epiftle, ( for such he was in an ordinary Course of Attainment, as well as Extraordi

nary Inspired ) whether St. Paul, or St. Luke, or St. Barnabas, or whoever, spends much of it, in comparing the Legal

and

very ngur athy and not straining any thing said for a Connexion, bring about the discourse to Reo ligious and Profitable Subje&ts. I have admired his Facility and Godly Simplicity herein :

And I cannot forbear Recommending, the Study of such Edifying Conversation to all serious Chris ftians; especially to Clergy-Men, and that with more than common Care, in their Lord's-Day Table Talk, and ordinary Visits on that Day, if they make any. :

There were many other Personal Excellencies, in which my deceased Friend was Eminent, that I may not, and I am glad I need not, particulerly insist on in this place. In short, I am truly of opinion, that, in the best Age of the Church on Earth, bad he lived therein, he would have pasfed for a Saint, and a very Exemplary Perfon. And I seriously Pray, that any who seem to envy Him 'the Character that has been given Him, (for some fuch I am sensible there may be) may not fall short of one half of his Virtues.

These are ( bonâ fide) the Real Sentiments of, Good Reader,

Thy True Friend and Servant

in our Lord Christ Jesus,

E. Killmore and Ardagh.

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The Text,
Hebrews XII. The last Words of the

Twenty Third Verse. And to the
Spirits of Just Men made perfeit.
T HE Eloquent and Learned Au-

thor of this Epistle, ( for such he
was in an ordinary Course of At-

tainment, as well as Extraordi

: nary Inspired ) whether St. Paul, y or St. Luke, or St. Barnabas, or whoever,

Spends much of it, in comparing the Legal

and

and Evangelical Dispensation; that is, God's Method or Form of managing the Covenant under the Law, and under the Gospel : And having stated Both, He, by the State of such Comparison, all along asserts and proves the great Transcendency of the Gospel-Dispensation above that of the Law.

This he does, even in a considerable Part of the Chapter, whence I have taken these Words; making the Result of the Comparison, an Argument to aggravate Mens Diso. bedience to the Gospel, above the old jeres Disobedience to the Law. '.

The Point, on which the Comparison here runs, is, the manner of the Publication of Eacb. The Delivery of the Law was Dreado ful, or with most Amazing Terrors; withal threatned to be Fatal to such, who should but touch the Mountain whence it was pronounced: All put together, the Terrors such, That they who heard it, could not indure to hear it again. But the Promulgation of the Gospel was Calm, Sweet, Charming, and every way Salutary; such, which, not only Enámoured all its Hearers with what they heard, but endeared to them, the very Places where it was delivered; the Persons who were sent to deliver it; and even the whole Society and Multitude of them, who were Partakers of those blessed Tidings, making them all, however diftant, one Bodyby Union of Hearts, mutually transported, and made the happier by one anothers growing Happiness. This is the Sum of Vers, 18,19, 20, and to the end of the 24th Verse.

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