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PRINTED BY J. VINCENT,

OXFORD.

TO THE REVEREND

RICHARD LYNCH COTTON, D.D.

PROVOST OF WORCESTER COLLEGE, OXFORD,

THIS SERMON

IS INSCRIBED

BY HIS

SINCERE FRIEND AND BROTHER,

S. OXON.

CUDDESDON PALACE,

Nov. 1, 1847.

SIR,

I have taken the liberty of inscribing these pages to you, not only because it was at your request that this Sermon was originally preached, and is now published, nor only as a slight token of my high admiration for your Christian love, and zeal in all good works, but specially from your connection with the relief of that peculiar character of spiritual destitution which in one place this effort is intended to supply. Your parochial ministry in Berkshire made you well acquainted with the spiritual wants of the scattered inhabitants of our hamlets, and for the supply of those wants, in more than one parish surrounding Denchworth, many generations will, I doubt not, call you blessed. You felt, as I believe, most justly, that no wants are more urgent. The case, indeed, of the poor dwellers in our great towns

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