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BY

HUGH BLAIR, D.D. F.R.S.E.

ONE OF THE MINISTERS OF THE HIGH CHURCH,

AND

PROFESSOR OF RHETORIC AND BELLES LETTRES,

IN THE

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH.

WITH A SHORT ACCOUNT OF

THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF THE AUTHOR,

BY

JAMES FINLAYSON, D. D.

IN FIVE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY SHARPE AND SON, EDWARDS AND CO. WALKER, ROSE,

TAYLOR, SMITH AND CO. WILLIAMS, AND HARRIS.

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SERMON XII.

ON THE CHARACTER OF HAZAEL.

2 Kings, viii. 12, 13.-And Hazael said, Why weepeth

my Lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil

that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel. Their

strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men

wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their

children, and rip up their women with child. And

Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a dog that he

should do this great thing ? and Elisha answered, The

Lord hath shewed me that thou shalt be king over Syria, 280

SERMON XIII.

ON THE BENEFITS TO BE DERIVED FROY THE HOUSE OF

MOURNING.

Ecclesiastes, vii. 2, 3, 4.--It is better to go to the house

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