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SINGLE SERMONS .
I . —Moral Cautions on the anticipated Approach of the Cholera * A Sermon , by W . J . Fox . Xiondon : C- Fox . 1831 . II . — The Happy and Triumphant Close of a Christian Course . A Sermon on occasion of the lamented Death of the Rev , J . Manning . By H . Acton . Browne ; Exeter , Hunter : London , 1831 .
III . —The True Foundations of Joy and Peace in Believing . A Sermon preached at Bridgwater * before the Western Unitarian Society . By H . Aoton . Browne : Bristol . Hunter : London . 1831 . IV . —One is Your Master- —even Christ . A Discourse delivered before the Presbyterian Synod of Munster . By W . H . Drummoud , D . D . M . R . I . A . Hunter : London . Hodges : Dublin , ZS 31 .
V . «—Unitarians entitled to the Name of Christians , A Sermon * To which is added , a Letter to the Rev * R * W . Hamilton , anitn- * adverting on some Passages in his Address to the Constituents of Airedale College , By Joseph Hutton , LL , D . Hunter . 1831 * The sermon whiqh stands first in this list is noticed chiefly to observe that one , at least , of the preacher ' s ' cautions' was speedily shown not to be superfluous . Among other premonitions , intended to put the mind into the state which is most desirable , in the event of the extension of the ravages of the cholera in this country , is the following ;—
' If it must come , let it not impair or pervert our piety ; let it not degrade the character of our devotion . If pestilence raged around us in forms far worse than there is reason now to apprehend \ —if towns were depopulated , and the rank grass grew in the streets of cities * and loved ones fell by our side , and the dead were left to bury the dead , —• it would not be the less true that God is love , the Almighty Father , the universal Father , the everlasting Father . Some would blaspheme
the more , and profane the name of their Maker ; some would tremble and crouch before his supposed vindictive wrath ; but Christian faith would love , and trust , and bless , amid the desolation . Filial piety to God is not a mere sensation , produced by the immediate action of some external , pleasurable cause . It is not like the torrent , mighty after showers , and vanishing in the drought ; but the ever-flowing stream ,
fed from a living fountain . If plague or pestilence be a reason why God is not a being of boundless love and mercy , and the object of ceaseless grateful piety , why let us overturn our altars now , and close our temples , for such things have been in the world , again and again * The good will not predominate the less , nor be less the ultimate result pf all , when we are suffering the evil , should we be called to its endur-
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1832, page 47, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1804/page/47/