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The Means of redressing, and the Duty of for-

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SERMON

Preached at the

ASSI ZE S,

Held for the County of

Bucks, at Buckingham,

Before the HONOURABLE
Mr. JUSTICE CLIVE,

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Mr. JUSTICE BIRCH,

On Tuesday, July 8. 1755.

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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.

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

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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, Esq.
Richard Lowndes,

Thomas Huckle,
Mathew Knapp,

John Millward,
George Wrighte,

William Cripps,
Henry Purefoy,

Robert Perrot,
George Denton,

Thomas Cooke,
John Pollard,

James Perkins,
Charles Wodnoth,

George Goodman,
John Wilkes,

William Prior,
Thomas Hill,
William Guy,

Esquires.

Gentlemen.

The following Discourse publish'd at their Request, is with all Respect inscrib'd by

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Their most obedient

Humble Servant,

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MATT. V. 39. But I say unto You, that re refift not

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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

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