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LETTER XXII.

Creation and Fall of Man-his fall productive of that hereditary
guilt which is called ORIGINAL SIN-this doctrine combated
by Pelagius, and his followers-defended by Augustine and
others-sin stands in need of forgiveness-justice requires
atonement-this the subject of a divine covenant, not with,
but for man-the benefits of it alluded to by the Greeks and
Romans-Purification, its grand original object.

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LETTER XXVIII,

Consideration of the mysterious institution of the Lord's Supper,
or Holy Eucharist-to be viewed, first, as a commemorative
sacrifice, or sacrificial commemoration of the death of Christ-
and secondly, as a heavenly repast, or feast upon this com-
memorative sacrifice-view of the Romish absurd doctrine of
Transubstantiation, with its lamentable consequences-of the
effrontery and cruelty of denying the cup to the laity-re-
marks on infant communion, as neither necessary, nor expe-
dient.

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BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR

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THE life and studies of a country clergyman, particularly in a retired situation, will seldom furnish materials for a publication suited to what is called the "literary taste" of the times. Yet it is not always among the great and wealthy, in the palace or populous city, that genius and merit are to be found. The most respectable characters are often discovered to be those, who least attract the notice of mankind; although to render the lives of such men interesting to a fastidious public, would require the extensive talents of a Johnson, or the minute fidelity of a Boswell. It is therefore with considerable diffidence that the writer of the present memoir is induced to lay before the public an account of the life, character, studies, correspondence, writings, and modes of thinking, of a man who spent a long and laborious life in the pastoral charge of a numerous congregation, in a remote pa

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