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The ENEMY coming in like a Flood.
Being the SUBSTANCE of Several
Preached from Is A. lix. 19.
The late Alarming PROGRESS of POPERY.
By the REVEREND
Minister of the Gospel in GLASGOW,
In publico Difcrimine omnis Homo Miles eft.
EENDRACHT MAEKT MACHT.
Truth faileth, and he that departeth from evil is accounted
We are fools for Chrift's fake, 1 Cor. iv. 10.
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IMES have often been to men, what the fire is to the gold, or the fan to the grain. In the late unhappy attempt to refcind the penal laws against Popery, your Lordfhip had the honour to fignalize yourself, in oppofing a measure so unfriendly to the Reformation-intereft. That laudable zeal and intrepedity which you expreffed, in espousing the Proteftant-cause, have given your Lordship a place in the hearts of thousands; and will, I truft, transmit your name with honour to late pofterity.
BUT while your Lordship's undaunted appearance in behalf of the truth, has justly procured you the highest esteem of
her cordial friends, you have not been without honours of a very different kind. For the truth's fake your Lordship has borne a torrent of reproach: foon as you took her by the hand, enemies presented you as with a cup of wormwood and of gall. You have had the honour to be dishonoured for your unfhaken attachment to the Proteftant-caufe.
I HOPE, My Lord, that far from fainting, you shall be enabled to continue firm. as the rock amidst the foaming billows. Your Lordship well knows how heaven's high favourites rejoiced that they were counted worthy to fuffer fhame for the name of Chrift *. The meek, the magnanimous Mofes, efteemed the reproach of Chrift greater riches than the treafures of Egypt, having refpect to the recompenfe of the reward t. I hope your Lordship has learned to make the like estimate; refting affured, that every ftone caft at you, for the Saviour's fake, fhall be as a jewel in your crown, when he comes the fecond time.