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the progress of our country is registered, and a new impulse is given to our national patriotism.
The publishing of this volume has been delayed, chiefly to supply a chasm in the first Discourse. A copy was found in a garret in Dedham, where it had probably slept a century, and another was found in Dover, both of which had lost the title page and a part of the introduction. This defect has at last been supplied by a copy, found among a mass of unassorted pamphlets in the garret of the Antiquarian Society's Library at Worcester, for which the compiler makes his respectful acknowledgment to the Librarian, S. F. Haven, Esq.
. The several Discourses are arranged in chronological order. The orthography is adapted to the present standard of our language, but the words and phrases are without alteration. A friend suggests that the notation of dates ought to be explained thus "21. 9. 1678," means 21st day of November, 1678, (as March was then the first month in the year.)
It is no more than ordinary justice to allow writers, whether ancient or modern, to speak in their own way, without abridgment or change. And there are few words in this volume, which can be condemned as obsolete or provincial, or which cannot still appeal to the best standard of language-popular
Our Fathers' God, the Hope of Posterity. Some Serious Thoughts on the Foundation, Rise and Growth of the Settlements in New England, with a view to the edification of the Present, and the instruction and admonition of Future Generations. A Discourse delivered at Dedham, on the day of Public Thanksgiving, Nov. 23, 1738, upon the conclusion of the first Century since a Church of Christ was gathered in that plaee. By SAMUEL DEXTER, V. D. M.
A Sermon preached July 4, 1764, at the ordination of the Rev. Mr. Edward Brooks, to the pastoral care of the Church in North Yarmouth. By JASON HAVEN, A. M.
The duty of thanksgiving to God for favors received, explained and urged. A Discourse deliv-
A Sermon preached before His Exc. Sir Francis Bernard, Baronet, Governor; His Honor
A Discourse occasioned by the death of Mrs. Hannah Richards, of Dedham, who departed this life on the 8th of February, 1770, in the 83d year of her age. Delivered the Lord's Day after her interment. By JASON HAVEN, A. M.
A Sermon preached at the ordination of the Rev. Mr. Ephraim Ward, to the pastoral care of the First Church in Brookfield, October 23, 1771. By JASON HAVEN, A. M.
A Sermon preached at Needham, November 7, 1792, when the ordained Pastor of the Church and First Society in said town.
A Sermon preached at the ordination of the Rev. Mr. Moses Everett, to the pastoral care of the Church in Dorchester, September 28, 1774. By JASON HAVEN, A. M.
A Sermon preached at Stoughton, on Wednesday, the 18th of June, 1783, at the Funeral of the Rev. Mr. Samuel Dunbar, late Pastor of the First Church and Society in that town. By JASON HAVEN, A. M.
Rev. Stephen Palmer was
A Sermon preached in the First Society in Dedham, on the 7th day of February, 1796, forty
Our Fathers honorable and useful to their Posterity. A Centennial Discourse, delivered in the New Meeting House of the First Church in Dedham, November 8, 1838, two hundred years after its organization. By EBENEZER BURGESS, D. D.
Statistical Table of Churches and Ministers in the Territory of Ancient Dedham,
THE SPOUSE OF CHRIST,
COMING OUT OF AFFLICTION, LEANING UPON HER BELOVED;
THE LORD JESUS, HIS LEGACY OF PEACE,
TO ARM HIS DISCIPLES AGAINST TROUBLE AND FEAR.
BY MR. JOHN ALLIN,
The late Reverend Pastor of the Church of Christ in Dedham.
THE FORMER DELIVERED AT THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LORD's Supper, augt 6TH, 1671, AND THE LATTER AUG 13TH, BEING THE LAST THAT HE PREACHED BEFORE HIS DEATH, WHICH WAS AUG. 26TH, 1671.
1 SAM. XXX. 6." And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters; but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God."
LUKE ii. 14.-"Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, towards men good will."
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