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And furnished with
Instructions, Meditations, and Prayers,

FOR

Putting him in mind of his CHANGE;

FOR

Supporting turn under his DISTEMPER;

ANP FOS

Preparing him for, and Carrying him through, his
Last Conflict with DEATH.

B Y

NATHANIEL S PI NC KES,(A. M,
Late Prebendary'of Sarum, &c.

Jioast not thyself of to-morrovo; for thou knowest not what
a day niay bring forth. Prov. xxvii. 1.

Tu tamen mortem, ut nunquam timeas, semper co-
gita. Senec. Epijl. 30.

Thp Sixth Edition, Corrected.

To which is Prcfix'd,

A Short Account of the LIFE of the very
Reverend AUTHOR,

- '"V

LONDON:
Printed for John and Francis Rivington, at the
Bible and Crown (N°62) St. Parts Church-Yard.

MDCCLXXV.

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THE

PREFACE

T O T H E

R E A JD E R*

cTJHE firs occasion of the ensuing treatise was

the request of a friend, that I would overlook

an old book upon tkisfabjecl, printed in King James I.

reign, and wouldput it into modern English. Which

having undertaken, to avoid the tediousnefs of one

continued discourse, without any manner of division)

1 thought it necejsary to cast mine into several parts,

that, at the end of each, the reader might have a

breathing-time, and so proceed to what follows with

the better appetite. And, in a little time, finding

some texts of Scripture not so properly applied as

ought to have been, some things more largely insisted

upon than I apprehend necessary, and many, on the

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