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VARIOUS AND IMPORTANT SUBJECTS;

AND SHORT PRAYERS ANNEXED.

With a Preface by the Reverend Mr. HERVEY, Author of MEDITATIONS among the Tombs, &c. &c.

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The Necessity of trusting to a better Righteousness than our

own, opened and defended, in a plain, practical Discourse on the Epifle to the Romans, chap. X. ver. 3.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

" Let the words of my mouth, and the Meditation of my Heart, be always ac.

ceptable in thy Sight, O Lord, my Strength and Redeemer.” Pfal. xix. 14.

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By BENJAMIN JENKS,
Late Rector of Harley in Shropshire, and Chaplain to the

Rig Honourable the Earl of Bradford.

VOL. II.

L O N D ON:

PRINTED FOR J. MATTHEWS, STRAND; T. VERNOR, + BIRCHIN-LANE ; AND OGILVY & SPEARE, HOLBORN.

MDCC. XCIII,

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THE

AUTHOR's

PREFACE,

T

HE Design carried on in this other Manual of

Meditations, is not that of the Athenians, Acts xvii

. 12. to spend my time, in telling some new thing. But in imitation of a better precedent, 2 Pet. i. 13.) to ftir up those for whose fake I write, by putting them in remembrance, that they may be mind. ful of doing, according to their understanding; tho' they be such, as need not to be taught, what before they did not know. That if I bring no news to their ears, yet I may excite fome dormant notions in their minds; to make them more significant for their practical use: and that even after my decease, I may still be preaching by these papers, to such as can ro more be my auditors, ,

Now if this will not pass for vindication of my appearing, so often as I have done to the world ; nor give fatisfaction to the question, Why I should be more forward this way, than many, more fit and able for the work? I shall make no other return, but to say, that as such do judge, they have good reason for their abstaining; fo have I such reasons as I count fufficient for my writing. At which, fhould any murmur; rather would I bear their censure; than want such others kind acceptance of my labours, whom I fee cause much more to regard : or than

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