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LATE RECTOR OF THE UNITED PARISHES OF
ST. ANN's, BLACKFRIARS ;
LECTURER OF ST. DUNSTAN'S IN THE WEST.
By WILLIAM BROMLEY CADOGAN, M.A.
To live is Chrift- and to die is gain.
AND SOLD BY VERNOR AND HOOD, BIRCHIN LANE, CORN-
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The following Life of the Rev. William Romaine was undertaken at the request of his nearest relatives. It was promised:to: the public under the first impressions made by his death, and under an idea that such documerits might have been collected from his own ;papers-as.:would have furnished some of the best materials for his Biographers. But nothing of this fort was found, excepting one memorandum upon his attaining the age of seventy years, which is given in the course of this work, though it does not appear to have been designed for publication. Great as is the loss of the survivors, it is much to the honour of the deceased, that, though he had the pen of a ready writer, he employed it not upon himself, but upon his God and Saviour. Upon whose word, and upon whose salvation, he hath written largely with his own hand, and left considerable remains behind him. ;
Disappointed in my expectations of gleaning memoirs of his life from his own manuscripts, and having time to reflect upon an undertaking, in the exe