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TIMES OF THE GENTILES.

BY

THE REV. HUGH MC NEILE,

RECTOR OF ALBURY, SURREY,

AND CHAPLAIN TO HIS GRACE THE ARCHBISHOP OF DUBLIN.

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"Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of
the Gentiles be fulfilled."-St. LUKE.

"The harvest is the end of this dispensation. (ouvreXEIA TOV ALWVOS.)
As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be
in the end of this dispensation."-St. MATTHEW.

"Yourselves know perfectly, that the day of the Lord so cometh as
a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety;
then sudden destruction shall come upon them, as travail upon a
woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are
not in darkness that that day should overtake you as a thief.”—St. PAUL.

LONDON:

JOHN HATCHARD AND SON, PICCADILLY.

1828.

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1. Because it is a personal gratification to myself to bear a public testimony to my warm affection for you, a gratification, of which I must not be deprived, either by false delicacy, or any fear of being misunderstood or misrepresented. My affection towards you is associated with the noblest enjoyments of this world, and the brightest

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hopes of the world to come; and while I meditate on the subject of the discourse now presented to you, I retrace those hours of affectionate and friendly intercourse, when the high and holy themes of our common faith occupied our attention, and cemented our mutual attachment.

2. Because I rejoice thus to express the gratitude which I, in common with many others, feel towards you, for the services which you have rendered to the cause we have at heart; as well as for the affectionate kindness and unwearied hospitality with which you have cheered us, while searching into the mind of the Spirit concerning things to come.

3. Because, that in connexion with the subject of this discourse, you are evil spoken of, by those who love expediency better than truth, and court the popularity of a fashionable (because worldly-wise) religion, rather than the honour which cometh from God only. Yes, you are evil spoken of, and that falsely, as I have been able frequently to prove in

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