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of the Gospel of Jesus Christ we obtain the favour of God and a hope of future felicitythen may we trust that God will interfere for us as a nation; that he will restore our trade and commerce to their ordinary prosperity; that he will grant us favourable weather for the ensuing harvest (of which indeed we have had, as we hope, the foretaste in the blessing of an unusually mild winter) that he will give wisdom to our senators, and to all in authority, in their conduct of public affairs; that he will bestow on us such a measure of success as may be for our real benefit; and that, above all, he will continue to employ us as a nation, not only as the protector and deliverer of the desolated liberties of Europe, and the object of admiration to mankind for our chivalrous fidelity and unexampled prowess in war, but as the instructor and guide of the world, as the instrument of disseminating our religion and our civilization to the furthest quarters of the globe, and as the means of holding up, as it were, a pillar of fire to mark out to the benighted nations the path to happiness and heaven; that so our piety may be as celebrated as our valour, and the beneficence of our religion as widely acknowledged, as the disinterestedness of our policy and the justice and splendour of our arms.

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THE NATIONAL SCHOOLS A NATIONAL

BLESSING.

A

SERMON

PREACHED AT

CHRIST CHURCH, MIDDLESEX,

On Sunday Evening, March 28, 1819,

IN AID OF THE

Spitalfields Schools

For the Education of One Thousand Children,

IN CONNEXION WITH THE

NATIONAL SOCIETY.

Published at the Reguest of the Committee of the Schools.

SECOND EDITION.

TO

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS

FREDERICK, DUKE OF YORK,

PATRON;

The Right Honourable the EARL OF LIVERPOOL, The Right Honourable LORD VISCOUNT SIDMOUTH, The Honourable and Right Reverend the LORD BISHOP

OF DURHAM,
The Right Honourable LORD KENYON,

VICE-PATRONS;

The Right Honourable and Right Reverend the
LORD BISHOP OF LONDON,

PRESIDENT;

WILLIAM ASTELL, Esq. M. P. and others the

VICE-PRESIDENTS;

JOSEPH WILSON, Esq.

TREASURER,

The Rev. WEST WHELDALE, Rector of Christ Church,

Spitalfields,
HONORARY SECRETARY;

Messrs. ROBERT CLEMENTS, and )

Churchwardens, MARK ANTHONY LOW,

AND

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