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ON PARTICULAR OCCASIONS.
[Preached at Durham, at the Visitation of the Right Reverend Shute, Lord Bishop of Durham.]
1 TIMOTHY IV. 13.
Till I come give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
NEXT to the lessons which proceeded from our Lord himself, I know nothing that can well be imagined more interesting to a believer in Christianity than letters of advice and instruction from an original missionary of the religion to one whom he had associated with himself in the office, especially from the most active and zealous of its teachers; to a disciple and colleague favoured with his highest confidence; from the chiefest of the apostles to the most beloved of his converts.
It might be expected that the apostolic character would flow in pages which were dictated by Christian