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DISCOURSES.

BY

WILLIAM CLAYTON.

“ But all is in His hand, whose praise I seek.
“ Whose frown can disappoint, the proudest page,
“Whose approbation--prosper even mine."

Cowper.

SAFFRON WALDEN:

PRINTED AND SOLD FOR THE AUTHOR, BY G. YOUNGMAN, MAR-

KET-PLACE; SOLD ALSO BY HATCHARD, PICCADILLY; LONG-
MAN AND CO. AND BAYNES, PATERNOSTER-ROW, LONDON;
DEIGHTON, CAMBRIDGE; AND YOUNGMAN, WITHAM.

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PREFACE.

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MAN goeth forth to his work and his “ labor, until the evening.” Each individual has his appropriate occupation; and what this may be, must depend on convictions of duty derived from Scripture, local circumstances, or professional calling.

Impressions of the brevity of life; a solemn recollection of personal responsibility; a due apprehension of the vast weight of obligation to God, as the Creator and Redeemer; combined with the humble hope of Divine approbation, will prompt the enquiry, Lord! what wilt thou have me to do?

The situation in which He who fixeth

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