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C Ο Ν Τ Ε Ν Τ S.

SERMON 1.
The Character of Shimei.

SERMON II. The Case of Hezekiah and the Messengers.

Preached at Paris.

SERMON III.
The Levite and his Concubine.

SERMON IV.
Felix's Behaviour towards Paul examined.

SERMON V.
The Prodigal Son.

SERMON VI. National Mercies considered. On the Inaugura

tion of his present Majesty.

S E R M O N 1.

The Character of

S Η Ι Μ Ε Ι.

II.

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. SERMON I. !

2 SAMUEL xix. 21. ist Part, But Abisbai faid, Shall not Shimei be put to

death for this?

-T T has not a good aspect-- This is

the second time Abishai has proposed

Shimei's destruction; once in the 16th chapter, on a sudden transport of indignation, when Shimei cursed David, Why should this " dead dog, cried Abishai, curse my lord the

king; let me go over, I pray thee, and cut off his head."This had something at least of gallantry in it; for in doing it he hazarded his own; and besides the offender was not otherwise to be come at: the second time, is in the text; when the offender was absolutely in their power ---- when the blood was cool ; and the fuppliant was holding up his hands for mercy,

-Shall not Shimei, answered Abishai, be put to death for this? So unrelenting a pursuit looks less like justice than revenge, which is so cowardly a pallion, that it renders Abishai's

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