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TO ASSES,
DOCTORS IN DIVINITY,
Lords Spiritual,

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AND TO
MINISTERS OF STATÉ.

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BY THE LATE REV. JAMES MURRAY,

. . Oj Newcastle. . .'

WITH AN ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR,

AND
AN ORIGINAL SKETCH OF HIS LIFE.

“ Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens."

GEN. xlix. 14.
“ A nation of slaves is a kingdom of asses.” -SERMONS TO ASSES.

“ The Articles of the Church, and the Athanasian Creed, are like the
two laps of Balaam's saddle."--Ibid.

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. LONDON :
PRINTED FOR WILLIAM HONE, LUDGATE HILL

1819. **

ВХ 5202 •M98 1817

Printed by Macdonald & Son,

Cloth Fair, London,

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- It is deemed proper by the Publisher to state, that he had nearly completed the printing of the present Collection towards the close of the year 1817, when i certain circumstances, which the reader may perhaps. - recollect, intervened to prevent its conclusion then, and to protract it until now, and enabled him to procure the ensuing Memoir of the Author from one of his relatives. . .

There is no other account of him extant.

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. If talents, various and eminent, exerted uniformly,

through a life of no very short duration, in promoting..

the best interests of mankind, had been attended to by , the compilers of modern biography with that regard s due to the highest order of merit, the public would

not now have to lament the apathy or prejudice, that - has left almost without any record the life and cha· racter of such a man as the author of Sermons to. "Asses .; . ::.

. . But this omission, so little creditable to the taste of

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