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The Means of redressing, and the Duty of for-
giving Injuries confider'd.
Preached at the
ASSI ZE S,
Held for the County of
Bucks, at Buckingham,
Before the HONOURABLE
A N D
Mr. JUSTICE BIRCH,
On Tuesday, July 8. 1755.
By GEORGE PERIAM, M. A. Student
of Chrift-Church, Oxford, and Minister of
Lathbury in Buckinghamshire.
O X FORD,
To the Worshipful
The Gentlemen of the Grand-Jury
of the County of Bucks;
The Right Honourable Earl VERNEY.
The following Discourse publish'd at their Request, is with all Respect inscrib'd by
Their most obedient
Geo. PERIA M.
MATT. V. 39. But I say unto You, that re refift not
HOUGH it is certainly an Argu
ment of the best, because the most Christian Temper, to pass by an In
jury, yet so far are the Generality of Mankind from endeavouring to restrain their Refentments on any flight Offence given them, that they seem dispos’d to resist whatever carries the least Appearance of Evil. A Word inconfiderately, and in a Passion thrown out, shall be term'd a Reflection on their Honour, and it frequently happens, that they cannot be perswaded to think any Thing sufficient to wash out the Stain, but the Blood of the Offender. The Precept therefore in the Text, they judge accommodated to Sach only as either are not senfible of an Affront, or dare not resent it. But Men, who have the least Regard to their Reputation, will not put up Affronts, which, they