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THE AUTHOR'S PRAYER.
PARDON me, O my God, if in the contempla- the highest example to them of all the goodtion and experience of thy super abounding ness thou requirest us to show to one another. grace to myself, I have been transported in my I must believe then, thy grace will sooner or representation of thee beyond thy allowance. later super-abound, wherever sin hath most I think it impossible to exceed, when I am abounded; 'till I can think a little drop of admiring that grace of thine, which is the being, and but one remove from nothing, can highest, the sweetest, the most exalted name excel in goodness that ocean of goodness of that love which is thyself, and the eternal which hath neither shore, bottom, nor surface. spring of all loves and loveliness. I presume Thou art goodness itself, in the abstract, in not to pry into the methods of thy love and its first spring, in its supreme and universal thy seasons for the full manifestation of it. form and spirit. We must believe thee to be How far thy thoughts and ways, which are infinitely good-to be good without any meathy infinite wisdom, do transcend, I know sure or bound-to be good beyond all expresnot; but sure I am, they cannot fall short of sion and conception of all creatures, of men the limited perfections of thy creatures. Thou and angels; or we must give over thinking hast in thy own first make, given me a nature thee to be at all. All the goodness which is all disposed to love. Thou hast by thy grace every where to be found scattered among the heightened and enlarged that love to all thy creatures, is sent forth from thee, the fountain, offspring, to every thing that bears any image the sea of all goodness. Into this sea of all or stamp of thyself upon it. I could not, as goodness I deliver myself and all my fellowought to do, love thee, if I did not love thee creatures. Thon art love, and canst no more wherever I find thee. Thou hast commanded cease to be so, than to be thyself. Take thy me and all thine, to overcome all the evil of own methods with us, and submit us to them. this lower world with good. No evil, no Well may we so do, in an assurance that the injury I have met with in this unkind world, beginning, the way, and the end of them al! for thy sake, or upon any other account what- is love. soever, hath yet exceeded my love and forgiveness. Yea, thou hast made it one of my highest pleasures to love and serve enemies. Can I then think any evil in any of thy creatures can over set thy goodness? Thou art
To the inexhaustible fountain of all grace and goodness, from all his creatures, be ascribed all glory and praise for ever and ever. Amen. Hallelujah!
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IN ANSWER TO HIS PAMPHLET
THE AGE OF REASON:
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