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The Means of redressing, and the Duty of for-
Preached at the
Held for the County of
Before the HONOURABLE
On Tuesday, July 8. 1755.
Lathbury in Buckinghamshire.
and Grand - Jury.
O X FORD,
Turl; and Sold by J. and J. RIVINGTON in St. Paul's
To the Worshipful
of the County of Bucks ;
The Right Honourable Earl VERNEY.
William Cripps, Henry Purefoy,
Robert Perrot, George Denton,
Thomas Cooke, John Pollard,
James Perkins, Charles Wodnoth,
The following Discourse publish'd at their Request, is with all Respect infcrib’d by
Their most obedient
Geo. PERIA M.
Matt. V. 39. But I say unto You, that re refift not
T HOUGH it is certainly an Argu
ment of the best, because the most Christian Temper, to pass by an In
jury, yet so far are the Generality of Mankind from endeavouring to restrain their Resentments on any flight Offence given them, that they seem dispos’d to resist whatever carries the least Appearance of Evil. A Word inconsiderately, and in a Passion thrown out, shall be term’d a Reflection on their Honour, and it frequently happens, that they cannot be perswaded to think any Thing sufficient to wash out the Stain, but the Blood of the Offender. The Precept therefore in the Text, they judge accommodated to Sach only as either are not fenfible of an Affront, or dare not resent it. But Men, who have the least Regard to their Repu. tation, will not put up Affronts, which, they