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TITUS II. 6.

PREACHED WITH A SPECIAL VIEW

USUALLY

ΤΟ THE

BENEFIT OF THE YOUNG MEN

ATTENDING THE PUBLIC WORSHIP

AT THE

WEST CHURCH in BOSTON.

Published more particularly at their Defire, and dedicated to them.

By JONATHAN MAYHEW, D.D.

PASTOR OF THE SAID CHURCH.

&

diss July 9th 766-46 year of his age 20thin

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MAKE no tarrying to turn to the LORD, and put not off from
day to day; for fuddenly fhall the wrath of the LORD come
forth, and in thy fecurity thou shalt be destroyed---My fon,
gather inftruction from thy YOUTH up: So fhalt thou find
wifdom till thine OLD AGE.

JESUS the Son of SIRACH.

BOSTON, NEW-ENGLAND:

Printed by RICHARD and SAMUEL DRAPER, in Newbury-Street :
EDES and GILL, in Queen-Street; and THOMAS and
JOHN FLEET, at the Heart & Crown in Cornhill, 176

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To the YOUNG MEN who ufually attend his Ministry; and, more particularly,

To thofe of them, at whofe REQUEST the following Difcourfes are published.

My dear young Brethren,

I

HAVE now before me a paper directed to me, figned by a confiderable number of you; in which you exprefs both a full perswasion, and a grateful fense of my friendly design in preaching the followlowing fermons : At the fame time defiring a copy for the prefs, in terms at once too respectful to me to be here repeated, and too plainly indicating a ferious turn of mind, to permit me to deny your requeft.†

I SHOULD, indeed, do an injury to myself, if I denied that my aim in them was, as you fuppofe," the bettering your minds and morals." And the manner in which you attended to them, when preached, together with your being fo well fatisfied with them as to defire to read them in print, affords ground to hope that, by the blessing of GOD, the fountain of truth, light and wisdom, A 2

the

The paper here referred to, was figned by about fifty perfons of the younger fort.

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