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patronage of the present: which however he anticipates with a considerable degree of confidence, founded on the reputation of the Author; and the many signal occasions on which his compositions have received the stamp of general approbation and applause.
TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE FIRST VOLUME.
* N. B. All the Sermons, mentioned in this table of contents, were
I. An Oration in memory of General Montgomery, and of
the officers and soldiers, who fell with him, December
31, 1775, before Quebec; delivered, February 19, 1775,
in the great Calvinist-Church, Philadelphia, by the ap-
pointment, and at the desire, of the honourable Conti-
II. An Eulogium on Benjamin Franklin, L. L. D. deliver-
ed, March 1, 1791, in the great Lutheran Church Phi.
ladelphia; before, and by appointment of, the Ameri-
can Philosophical Society; the president and congress
of the United States, and sundry other public bodies,
also attending by invitation; with an appendix, con-
taining some of Dr. Franklin's writings, not before pub-
III. The Hermit, in eight numbers; first published at Phi.
ladelphia, in the American Magazine; from October
IV. A philosophical meditation, and religious Address to
the Supreme Being.
V. A General Idea of the College of Mirania, with an ac-
count of the College and Academy of Philadelphia; first
published in 1753.
RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD,
A FUTURE JUDGMENT,
AND AN ETERNAL WORLD TO COME.
THE following verses, having been originally printed with the first of the
following Sermons, ought not now to be separated from it. When the goodnatured reader is acquainted that they are a collection of the tears of a few young gentlemen, who were fellow students of the deceased, the author knows that he may depend on that candour in favour of them, which he
can only hope for, in favour of himself. The truly promising youth, who is the subject of them, died at Philadel.
phia, August 28th, 1754, being a student in the senior Philosophy Class of the College there. He was the second son of the Hon. Josiau MARTIN, Esq. of Antigua, and cousin to SAMUEL Martin, Esq. member of Parliament for Camelford, Treasurer to the Princess Dowager of Wales, and Secretary of the Treasury, to whom the Sermon was most respecto fully and gratefully inscribed.
TO THE AUTHOR,
ON HEARING HIS SERMON, UPON THE DEATH OF HIS HOPE
FUL PUPIL, OUR DEAR FELLOW STUDENT, MR. WILLIAM THOMAS MARTIN.
I CALL no aid, no muses to inspire,