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By the late Reverend
Professor of Divinity in the Univerlity of St. ANDREW's.
THE SECOND EDITION.
To which is prefixed,
A short Account of the Author's Life.
M DCG LI.
OF THE Birth, Parentage, and Character of there
verend Mr. THOMAS HALYBURTON, with some other Circumstances of his Life, and last Words on his Death-Bed.
R. THOMAS HALYBURTON, pro
fessor of divinity in the New Col
lege of St. Andrew's, was born at Daplin, in the parish of Aberdalgy, Decem. 25th, 1674, of worthy and godly parents, Mr. George Halyburton, and Margaret Playfere. His father was defcended of the family of Pitcur, in the county of Angus; and svas minister of the parish of Aberdalgy in the Presbytery of Perth, our of which he was ejected by the then government, in the year 1662, as about 300 inore ministers were also, fuminarly without any legal pro cess, fimply for non-conformity to Prelacy.
Mr. George Halyburton, who was then bishop of Dunkeld, and had been a zealous covenanter, suddenly became so forward for che national defection, and fo.cruel a persecalot of his once fellow-presbyters, that he would not spare him more than others, tho! he was his near kinsman, but turned him out of his charge: and yet that prelate was scarce well warm in his neft, when the Lord