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I S >! i * i f ) ly ^ perceive , that - if I bad swalJovvcd thi * piUy howsoever guilded over with glosses and reservations :, and wrapt up in conserves of good intentions and purposes , -. yet it would never have agreed nor stay'd with me , but I ; iiypDld have cast it up again , and
vf )\ h it whatsoever preftrraent I should bave gained with it as the \ yages of unrighteousness ; which would hav ^ been a great injury to yqiu anil to my Lord Keeper :
whereas now , rese&t Integra ; ard he willnot loose the gift of any j > £ f £ erfiieut by bestowing it on p ^ ee , nor have aoy engagement to JYll h Andrcvves fur me . .. if But however this would have succeeded , in case I had then subscribed , 1 thank God , I am now so resolved , that I will never do that while I am living and in
health * which I would not do if I , were dying ; and this 1 am sure I Avould not do . I would never ijp any , thing for preferment , Aj ^ ich I would not do but for pre * ferment ,: and this , I am sure * I
fchoulii not do * I will never uniteryalue the happiness which Gods love brings to mee with it , as 4 oputix to the least adventure in the , world , for the gaining of •^ ly worldly happinesse . 1 refijij ^ m he r very well , qucenteprimum regnum Dei , Sf cat era omnia ad- * Jicitntur tibiz and therefore whenever I make such a preposterous
choice , I will give you leave to think / 1 am out of my wits , or do not bejeeve in God , or at least am so unreasonable as to do a thing in hope I . shall be sorry for it afterwards , and wish it undone . •* It ctmuot be avoided , bujtmy Lcird of Caiiterbury mtust . come to kuow ijjis my re ^ olutio ^ a ^ d , I think , the sooner the better * Let
ma entreat you \ a h acquaint h ^ m with it , ( if you , think it ex * pedient ) and let me bear JFrom you as soon as possibly you can . But when you write , 1 pr ^ y rejuem . ber , that my foregoing pre / er » ment ( in this state wherein I ana . ) is grief enough to me ; and dp not you add to it , by bei $ g angry with mee for doing that , which t must do or be miserable , ci I am your most loveing and true servant , &c , "
Supplementary Hints to the Rem $ Mr . Palmer ' s Memoir of JDiv AskwortA : communicatedhy iht Rev . T . Thomas . e Warzham > Dec . 9 , 1813 . Sir , My attention has been rivetteS to the communication from Hacfrney , [ Vol . V 1 II « p , 593 ] haTin enjoyed the very last fabotm oi the tutor in the lecture . room and the pulpit , and its bejng among the last productions of a valoed
friend , whose unexpected decease is at this moment , and loftg Wl |^ be , the occasion of so much concern . As another friend . ah& >
highly endeared , hns bejeri intrtiU duced into the Memoir , Sensibility has dennanded more than ordinary indulgence . An Ashwortfi , a Worthington , a Palmer ^ wer «
men on whose acquaintance respect and gratitudie delight to dwell . But if you should consign an effusion at such Hl season , to
the mass of insignincatit papers by which you may have been an * noyed , 1 shall not be chagrined , or materially disappointed .
jno reflection can be supposed to be designed bti ( alas , the l afj ^ Mr Palmer ' s Memoir , as he atmost confessed that it wai not a
14 Additions to the Memoir of Dr . Ashworth .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1814, page 10, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2436/page/10/