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SERMON IV.

HON. AND REV. HENRY PAKENHAM, A. M.

ARCHDEACON OF EMLY.

John xvi. 7.-Nevertheless I tell you the truth ; it is expedient

for you that I go away : for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

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SERMON V.

REV. C. R. ELRINGTON, D.D. F.T.C.D. M.R.I. A.

VICAR OF ST. MARK'S, DUBLIN.

Preached on Easter Sunday.

Isaiah lv. 6.-Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye

upon him while he is near.

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SERMON VI.

REV. R. H. NASH, D.D. LATE F.T.C.D.

RECTOR OF ARDSTRAW.

LUKE xxiv. 30, 31.–And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with

them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

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SERMON VII.

REV. B. W. MATHIAS, A.M.

CHAPLAIN OF BETHESDA.

ECCLESIASTES ix. 10.-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it

with thy might ; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. ... 127

SERMON VIII.

REV. MORTIMER O’SULLIVAN, A.M.

CHAPLAIN OF ST. STEPHEN'S, DUBLIN.

ROMANS i. 17. The just shall live by faith.

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SERMON IX.

REV. CHARLES BARDIN, A.M.

CURATE OF ST. MARY'S, DUBLIN.
HEBREWs iv. 9.-There remaineth, therefore, a rest to the people

of God.

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SERMON X.

REV. MORTIMER O’SULLIVAN, A.M.

CHAPLAIN OF ST. STEPHEN'S, DUBLIN.
JAMES ii. 26.-For as the body without the spirit is dead, so

faith without works is dead also.

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SERMON XI.

REV. SAMUEL O’SULLIVAN, A.M.

CHAPLAIN OF THE ROYAL HIBERNIAN SCHOOL.

JOB v. 7.-Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

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SERMON XII.

THE REV. J. BARTON, A.M.

ARCHDEACON OF FERNS.

ROMANs xii. 20.-Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him ; if

he thirst, give him drink : for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

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SERMON XIII.

THE REV. J. BARTON, A.M.

ARCHDEACON OF FERNS.

Matt. vi. 16.-When ye fast, be not as the hypocrites.

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* SERMON XIV.

REV. WILLIAM HIGGIN, A.M. CHAPLAIN OF THE RICHMOND PENITENTIARY, AND ONE OF THE

CHAPLAINS OF THE MAGDALEN ASYLUM, LEESON-STREET.

Philip. iii. 17.-Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark

them which walk so, as ye have us for an ensample.

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THE IRISH PULPIT.

SERMON I.

REV, IIL 15, 18.

I WOULD THOU WÉRT COLD OR HOT. SO THEN BECAUSE

THOU ART LUKEWARM, AND NEITHER COLD NOR HOT, I
WILL SPUE THEE OUT OF MY MOUTH.

This denunciation has been awfully fulfilled. Laodicea, once a flourishing city, and the mother-church of sixteen bishoprics, cannot now, says Bishop Newton, boast an anchorite's or hermit's cell, where God's name is invoked and praised.

But lukewarmness was not peculiar to the Laodiceans. It belongs to every age; and the infection is at this moment among ourselves. Who then are the lukewarm ? They are not, we can at once reply, either the pious, on the one hand, or the openly wicked, on the other. They are often what are called good neighbours-obliging acquaintances — agreeable members of society.

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