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THE WAYS OF WEALTH, PEACE, AND GODLINESS.

BY THE REV.

EDWARD S. BOSANQUET, B.A.

Obloquy,” as Burke observes, " is a necessary ingredient in the composition of all true glory; for it was not only in the Roman customs, but it is in the nature and constitution of things, that calumny and abuse are essential parts of triumph."

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. G. F. & J. RIVINGTON,

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD,

AND WATERLOO PLACE, PALL MALL.

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TO THE

LORD BISHOP OF LONDON,

THIS BOOK

IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED

BY

HIS LORDSHIP'S HUMBLE FOLLOWER IN THE CAUSE OF

SOUND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION,

TO BE MORE GENERALLY AND CAREFULLY

DIFFUSED AMONG THE MIDDLE AND LOWER ORDERS OF

PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY.

EDWARD S. BOSANQUET.

PREFACE

TO THE READER.

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It is a sentiment of Bishop Taylor, “That that writes a sermon in a book, and publishes: that book, hath preached a louder sermon than could be spoken in a church ?." Adopting this sentiment, the Author of these Selections does not fear that in making this collection he has trifled with his time. There is too much of sound instruction contained in this volume, to leave it doubtful whether it will profit them that read it. Happy, I say, are those who possess any good portion of the solid maxims, of the divine precepts and principles which abound so luxuriantly in this compilation. They are “ the words of knowledge," of experience, of faith, of hope, of

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