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BY THE LATE REV. JAMES MURRAY,
. . Oj Newcastle. . .'
WITH AN ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR,
“ Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens."
GEN. xlix. 14.
“ The Articles of the Church, and the Athanasian Creed, are like the
- 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.
. 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