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ther, to direct my studies and stimulate my exertions. With such claims on my love and esteem and veneration, I feel I should have acted unworthily, whatever difficulties pressed on my own mind, if I had persevered in resisting his earnest solicitations that I would "enter into his labours" in this place. May God bless the measure on which I have thus ventured! May the spirit of our departed father still live amongst us! May the Holy Ghost, who alone can prosper the union, vouchsafe his gracious influence; that, whilst we shall of necessity feel that the treasure is in an earthen vessel, we may also have reason continually to acknowledge. with thankfulness, that "THE EXCELLENCY OF THE POWER IS OF GOD 8!"
8 2 Cor. iv. 7.
Delivered on Sunday, February 18, 1816,
ST. JOHN'S CHAPEL,
ON OCCASION OF THE
Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Cardale,
WIFE OF WILLIAM CARDALE, ESQ.
LATE OF BEDFORD ROW.
W. CARDALE, ESQ.
MY DEAREST SIR,
I HAVE transcribed, at your particular request, the account I attempted to give of the Character and Death of your excellent deceased Partner, in the discourse which I delivered on the Sunday morning following her funeral, from Phil. i. 21: To die is gain. I cannot be sure that I have retained all I then uttered, or that I have not inserted some additional reflections. My design has been to follow the notices you were kind enough to furnish me with, interweaving such short remarks as I thought might be useful. If you should still wish to print the account, imperfect as it is, for private circulation, I trust it will please our gracious Saviour to accompany the reading of it with the influ