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The Means of redreffing, and the Duty of for-
Preached at the
Held for the County of
Bucks, at Buckingham,
Before the HONOURABLE
Mr. JUSTICE CLIVE,
Mr. JUSTICE BIRCH,
By GEORGE PERIAM, M.A. Student
Publish'd at the Request of the High-Sheriff,
Printed at the THEATRE for JAMES FLETCHER in the
To the Worshipful
HENRY UTHWAT, Efq. High-Sheriff,
The Gentlemen of the Grand-Jury of the County of Bucks;
The Right Honourable Earl VERNEY.
The Honourable GEORGE GRENVILLE, Efq.
The following Discourse publish'd at their Requeft, is with all Respect infcrib'd by
Their most obedient
MATT. V. 39.
But I fay unto You, that Ye refift not
HOUGH it is certainly an Argument of the best, because the most Christian Temper, to pafs by an Injury, yet so far are the Generality of Mankind from endeavouring to restrain their Refentments on any flight Offence given them, that they seem difpos'd to refift whatever carries the least Appearance of Evil. A Word inconfiderately, and in a Paffion thrown out, shall be term'd a Reflection on their Honour, and it frequently happens, that they cannot be perfwaded to think any Thing fufficient to wash out the Stain, but the Blood of the Offender. The Precept therefore in the Text, they judge accommodated to Such only as either are not fenfible of an Affront, or dare not refent it. But Men, who have the least Regard to their Reputation, will not put up Affronts, which, they