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The Means of redreffing, and the Duty of for-
giving Injuries confider'd.

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SERMON

Preached at the

ASSIZES,

Held for the County of

Bucks, at Buckingham,

Before the HONOURABLE

Mr. JUSTICE CLIVE,

AND

Mr. JUSTICE BIRCH,
On Tuesday, July 8. 1755-

By GEORGE PERIAM, M.A. Student
of Chrift-Church, Oxford, and Minister of
Lathbury in Buckinghamshire.

Publish'd at the Request of the High-Sheriff,
and Grand-Jury.

OXFORD,

Printed at the THEATRE for JAMES FLETCHER in the
Turl; and Sold by J. and J. RIVINGTON in St. Paul'ɛ
Church-Yard, London. MDCCLV.

994.1.

d

490

Imprimatur,

GEO. HUDDESFORD,

Vice-Can. OXON.

Sept. 16. 1755.

To the Worshipful

HENRY UTHWAT, Efq. High-Sheriff,

AND TO

The Gentlemen of the Grand-Jury of the County of Bucks;

Viz.

The Right Honourable Earl VERNEY.

The Honourable GEORGE GRENVILLE, Efq.

Richard Lowndes,

Mathew Knapp,

George Wrighte,

Efquires.

Thomas Huckle,

John Millward,
William Cripps,
Robert Perrot,

Thomas Cooke,
James Perkins,

George Goodman,
William Prior,

Gentlemen.

Henry Purefoy,

George Denton,
John Pollard,

Charles Wodnoth,

John Wilkes,
Thomas Hill,

William Guy,

The following Discourse publish'd at their Requeft, is with all Respect infcrib'd by

Their most obedient

Humble Servant,

GEO. PERIAM.

MATT. V. 39.

But I fay unto You, that Ye refift not

Evil.

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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

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