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some time with much earnestness : “ Nevertheless I am continually with thee; thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterwards receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth ; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.” (Psalm lxxiii. 23—26.) How near he then was to the immediate vision of the strength of his heart, whom he now seeth face to face! How soon to enter into the enjoyment of his everlasting portion !

To you, beloved, who are in the Lord, his word and his works speak encouraging and solemn things. “Wherefore, gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (1 Pet. i. 13.) In the mean time be admonished, and take comfort in the admonition, “ Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth ; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours, and their works do follow them.”

LONDON: IBOTSON AND PALMER, PRINTERS, SAVOY STREET, STRAND.

THE PRESENT POSITION AND DUTIES OF THE CHURCH

OF ENGLAND.

A SERMON

PREACHED IN

CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL,

On Thursday, September the 17th, 1835,

BEING THE

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THIRD ANNIVERSARY

OF THE

KING'S-SCHOOL-FEAST SOCIETY.

BY WILLIAM GRANT BROUGHTON, M.A.

ARCHDEACON OF NEW SOUTH WALES AND ITS DEPENDENCIES.

Published by Desire of the Meeting.

CANTERBURY :

HENRY WARD, No. 14, SUN STREET.

MESSRS. RIVINGTON, LONDON.

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TO THE

MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS

OF

THE KING'S SCHOOL FEAST SOCIETY,

THE FOLLOWING DISCOURSE,

Preached before them and published at their request,

Is inscribed with sincere respect,

By their obliged,

And very humble servant,

W. G. BROUGHTON.

Canterbury, 21st, Sept. 1835.

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