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Being the SUBSTANCE of Several
S E R M ONS
Preached from Is a. lix. 19.
By the REVEREND
Minister of the Gospel in Glasgow,
In publico Discrimine omnis Homo Miles est.
EENDRACHT MAEKT MACHT.
18a. lix, 15.marg.
Entered in Stationers - Dall.
T IMES have often been to men,
what the fire is to the gold, or the
fan to the grain. In the late un happy attempt to rescind the penal laws against Popery, your Lordship had the honour to signalize yourself, in opposing a measure. so unfriendly to the Reformation-interest. That laudable zeal and intrepedity which you expressed, in espousing the Proteftant-cause, have given your Lordship a place in the hearts of thousands; and will, I trust, transmit your name with honour to late pofterity.
But while your Lordship's undaunted appearance in behalf of the truth, has juftly procured you the highest esteem of her cordial friends, you have not been without honours of a very different kind. For the truth's fake your Lordship has borne a torrent of reproach: soon as you: took her by the hand, enemies presented you as with a cup of wormwood and of gall. You have had the honour to be dishonoured for your unshaken attach- : ment to the Protestant-cause. · I hope, my Lord, that far from fainting, you shall be enabled to continue firm. as the rock amidst the foaming billows. Your Lordship well knows how heaven's high favourites rejoiced that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for the name of Christ * The meek, the magnanimous. Mofes, esteemed the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt, having respect to the recompense of the reward t. I hope your Lordship has learned to makethe like estimate; resting assured, that every stone cast at you, for the Saviour's fake, shall be as a jewel in your crown, when he comes the second time.