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VOICE OF ONE CRYING
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THE BUSINESS OF A CHRISTIAN,
upon, a sore and heavy VISITATION.
Represented in several SER MON s, under the following Titles, viz.
A FAREWEL TO LIFE,
THE ANGELIC LIFE.
By SAMUEL SHAW, MA.
All the Paths of the Lord are Mercy and Truth, unto such as keep his
Covenant, and his Testiinonies, PSALM XXV. 10.
Deo ; ducunt ad fummum bonum, nimirum fruitionem Dei; et
even God; they lead to the chief Good, the Enjoyment
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p. 36. I.
E RR AT A. Page 5. 1. 1. for amaret sapare read amare & sapere. p. 15. I. 15. for sturbornness read fubbornness
. p. 17. 1. 25. dele botb. p. 21. l. 1. add of after the word reproach. p: 29. 1. 31. after the word as add in. p. 33. 1. 3. for domnions read dominions. Ditto, t. 18. after counts add it bis. p. 34. 1. 6---7. for Job vi. 36. read John iv. 34. Ditto, 1. 11. for worked read worketh. 20. for do read doth. Ditto, I. 23. ditto. p. 38. l. 19. for Jeptha read Jephtha. Ditto, l. 26. for inordinances read inordinaces. p. 39. 1.
3. from the bottom, for with read without. p. 40. ). 16. for Sovereignity read sovereignty. Ditto, l. 27. ditto, and 44. 1. 2. ditto. P. 50. 1. 29. for happenetb read happened. p. 52. 1.
for faithness read faithfulness. p. 54. 1. 9. for up read upon. p. 67. 1. 9.
for do read dotb. p. 92. 1. 18. dele of. p. 96. I. 6. after the word God
p. 112. 1. 32. after the word devil add a comma. p. 115. 1. 27. for wilderneness read wilderness.
*OME Memoirs of the Life S of this excellent Man may
* be seen in Dr. CALAMY's Abridgement of Mr. BAXTER's Life and Times, page 426—436, and in the Continuation, 592-593, an Extract of which is prefixed to a late Edition of our Author's IMMANUEL, a Book well known and approved by many ferious Chriftians,
The following Discourses were first preached by Mr. Shaw in his own Family, while visited with the Plague; and afterwards published to promote the Glory of God, and the Good of others. As they need no Recommendation, the Editor of this new Edition thinks himself under no Necessity to apologize for prefenting it to the Public, especially as the Book was exceeding scarce, and greatly defired by many pious People, both of the established Church and Protestant Diflenters'; with whom it will undoubtedly have a kind Reception.
T is now more than feven months, fince it I
pleased the holy and wise God, together with some dear and christian friends from London, to visit my house with the plague; whereby he gently touched and gave warning to myself and whole family, consisting then of eight fouls, but called away hence only three members of it, viz. two tender babes, and one servant; besides my beloved fifter, and a child of my precious friend, that man of God, Mr. G. C. since also translated, who were of those citizens that visited me ; you will easily believe that I can have no pleasure to rake into the ashes of the dead, nor to revive the tafte of that wormwood and gall, which was given me to drink; and yet I see no reason, but that
ought to take pleasure in the pure and holy will of God, which always proceeds by the eternal rules of Almighty love and goodness; though the same be executed upon my deareft creature-comforts, and
grate never so much upon my sweetest earthly-intereft ; yea, and I fee all reason' in the world why I should give God the glory of his attributes and works before