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TO THE

K I N G

SIR,

THE only grounds on which

I can presume to entreat Your Majesty's favourable acceptance of this Volume of Sermons are, that a great part of them was preached in Your own Royal Chapel at St. James's; and that my intențion in publishing them was to serve (as far as a situation of much labour and little leisure would allow) the cause of that holy religion, to which Your

Majesty

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Majesty has ever approved Yourself a sincere and cordial friend. An intention of this sort, however feebly executed, will, I am persuaded, be considered by Your Majesty as the best and most becoming return I can make, for those spontaneous marks of Your goodness to me, which have impressed the warmest sentiments of gratitude 'on the

mind of,

SIR,

Your Majesty's

Most humble

and most dutiful

Subject, and Servant,

B. CHESTER.

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