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THE retentive memory of some among you will recognise in this . volume several Sermons which, at the time“ of their being preached, called forth numerous requests that they might appear in print.
Up to this period various engagements have prevented me from complying with that encouraging desire. A reluctant, but necessary abstinence for a season from parochial labour, has now enabled me to prepare the present volume for the press. At the same time the desire, more than once intimated, of a beloved parent, (with whose Nightest wish both affe&tion und duty bid ready compliance,) has tended partially to overcome that fear and trembling which I naturally felt at sending forth a selection of praEtical Sermons, claiming no high pretensions, but composed by me with the view of feeding my flock with Scriptural doctrines in plain English phrase.
Should its contents be perused with as much attention as they were heard, I shall feel hopeful that a bleffing from the Chief Shepherd and Bishop of Souls will accompany their publication.
I beg you to unite with my prayers that this desired result may ensue.
I am, my dear Parishioners,
Your Pastor and Friend,
T. GOODWIN HATCHARD.