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PREFACE.

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THESE SERMONS were preached in the Church of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, on the Sunday evenings in last Lent. They are now collected into permanent form in response to the wishes of some who, at the time of their delivery, expressed appreciation of their aim. This little book will serve its purpose if it reminds both Churchmen and Dissenters that there is much which it is wise to forget, and more which it is Christian to forgive.

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The Bishop.—Will you maintain and set forwards, as much as lieth in you, quietness, peace, and love, among all Christian people, and especially among them that are or shall be committed to your charge ?

Answer.— I will so do, the Lord being my helper.- The Ordering of Priests.

Of strife and of dissention

Dissolve, O Lord, the bands,
And knit the knots of peace and love
Throughout all Christian lands.
Veni Creator Spiritus in the

Ordination Service.

Have we not all one Father ? Hath not one God created us? Malachi ii. 4.

Our little systems have their day :

They have their day and cease to be :

They are but broken lights of Thee,
And Thou, O Lord, art more than they.

In Memoriam.

I beseech you, my beloved brethren,-I beseech you in the bowels of Christ, to believe that you may be mistaken.-Oliver Cromwell to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Brothers are brothers evermore,
No distance breaks the tie of blood.

The Christian Year.

There is one grand, all-comprehending church ; and if I am a Christian I belong to it, and no man can shut me out of it.

But it will be all well ; it is all well.-Dr. Channing.

Blame not before thou hast examined the truth : understand first, and then rebuke.--Ecclesiasticus.

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