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For the Effeding
Considerable Number of the Lords
who is on the Lord's fide, let him come unto me? Exod. 32. 20. I
for me against the workers of Iniquity? Psal. 94. 16. -
LONDON: Printed for B. Aylmer, at the Three Pigeons
London and Westminster. M DC XCIX.
A PROCLAMATION, : For Preventing and Punishing :
Immozality and prophaneness. : WILLIAM R.
no hereas We cannot but
be deeply Sendible of the great Goodness and Mercy of Almighty God, in putting an End to a Long, Bloody and Erpendue wular, by the Conclusion of an po
nourable Peace, so we are not less touched with a Refentment, that notwithftanding this and many other
great Blellings and Deliverances, Impiety, Prophaneness and Immojality do till abound in this Dur Kingdom and whereas nothing can prove a greater Dithonour to û well 02dered Government, where the Christian Faith is profeffed , noz is likelier to provoke God to withdjaw his Mercy and Blessings from us, and inttead thereof, to inflict heavy and severe Judgments upon this Kingdom, than the open and avowed Practice of Wice, Jms mozality and prophaneness, which amongit many ghen has too much prevailed in this Dur Kingdom of late Pears, to the high Displeasure of Almighty God, the great Scandal of Christianity, and the ill and fatal Example of the rett of Dur Loving. Subjects, who have been Doberly Educa: ted, and whole Inclinations would lead them to the Erercile of Piety and Wirtue, did they not daily find such frequent and repeated Jnttances of Dillolute Living, Pophaneness and impiety, which has in a great Dealure been occasioned by the Megiea of the magistrates not putting in Erecution those good Laws which have been made for Suppressing and Punishing thereof, and by the ill Erample of many in Authority, to the great Dishonour of God, and Reproach of our Religion : Wiherefore, and foi that we cannot expect Jncreale 02 Continuance of the Bleslings We and Duč Subjects Enjoy, without Provids ing Remedies to prevent the like evits foz the future, we think Dur Selves bound