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Establish'd Church of England.

SERMON

Preach'd in the Parish-Church of

St. Clement-Danes,

UPON
Sunday, fuly 2. 1.710.

AT THE

Monthly Lecture,

Set up by a

SOCIETY

O F

1 Well-Dispos'd Persons.

BY

Mich. Stanhope, M. A.

LONDON:

Printed for William Tajor, at the Ship in Pater-
Noftcr-Hove. 1710.

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PREFACE

THE Advice of Friends, and the f u/lice I awe my self, prevail with me to Publish this 'Discourse, which pretends to no Merit but that it will receive from its Accuser, who always gives Worth to what he comdemns. *Those Principles he counts unsound, are Orthodox; what he terms Sedition, is Loyalty; what Obedience, is Rebellion.

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Evil Reports indujlrioufly spread about, or an anonymous Letter spitefully written, to him sufficiently prove the Truth of that bis Weekly Libels are made flu- V. ..

What he charges upon me I utterly abhor\ Far be it from me to pronounce of my {^[Damnation to any of my Dissenting brethren; but sure I can t be thought too Intemperate in my Zeal, or uncharitable in Opinion, because I call that a damnable Sin which God has declard to be so: And I hope nothing here . will be found contradictory to his Holy Word, or inconjijlent with that Moderation they so much boas os, and we of the Church

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