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Copeland, Mr. senior, Ditto Green, Mrs. Newbury
Copeland, Mr. E., Ditto

Graham. Mr. W., Speen
Copeland, Mr. Joseph, Ditto Gale, Mr., Ditto
Curtis, Mr. Goring

Greathead, Mr., Reading
Coles, Mr. John, Banbury Goddard, Mr. Thatcham
Crighton, Mr. A., North Shields Gardner, Thos. Esq., Banbury

Gardner, Miss Charlotte, Ditto Douglas, Rev. A. Reading Gardiner, Mr., Abingdon Dryland, Rev. Wm., Speen—(2 copies)

Harris, Rev. W., Wallingford Dyer, Miss, Speen

Howes, Rev. J., Goring Deane, Mr. Ditto

Hoggard, Mr., Reading Deane, Mr. T. Newbury

Hanson, Miss, Ditto Daniel, Mrs., Wantage

Heathcock, Mr. Ditto, Surgeon Davison, Mr. H. Newcastle-on-Tyne Havell, Mr. Ditto

Horsnell, Mr., Ditto Elliott, Rev. R, Devizes

Higgs, Mr., Newbury Evans, Mr. B, Abingdon

Hibel, Mr., Greenham

Hawkins, Mr., Weston
Frost, Rev. R. Hungerford Hunt, Mr., Thatcham
Fuller, Mr. B, Newbury

Holford, Mr. J., Abingdon
Flint, Mr.
Ditto

Holford, Mr. T., Ditto
French, P. W. Esq. Reading Holloway, Mr. R., Ditto
Ford, Mr. Ditto

Hester, Mr. Ditto Surgeou, Ford, Mrs. J. Ditto

Hearn, Mr. J., North Shields Frankum, Mr. Ditto Fairbrother, Mr. Abingdon Johnson, Rev. Mr., Speen Flower, Mr. Wycombe

Jacques, Mr., Ditto Ferguson, Mr. T. Newcastle-on- Julian, Miss, Newbury Tyne

Jackson, Mr. G., Abingdon

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Powell, Mr., ditto
Poulton, Mr. C. ditto
Purdue, Mr. J. Newbury
Purdue, Mr., Hungerford
Panter, Mr. T., South Stoke
Pittman, Mr. J., Goring
Peisley, Mr., Abingdon

Ring, Thomas, Esq. Reading
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Rugman, Mrs., ditto
Robinson, Miss, ditto
Rutter, Mrs., Henley
Rogers, Mrs., Newcastle-on-Tyne
Rogers, Mr. W., ditto

Sherman, Rev. J., Reading-(2

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Stiff, Miss, ditto
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Summers, S. Esq., ditto
Sargant, Mr., Newbury
Shaw, Mr. J., ditto
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Smith, Mr., ditto
Sparrowell, Mr., Speen
Strange, W. Esq., Abingdon
Strange, Mr. J.

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Nicholson, Rev. Mr., Abingdon
Nias, Mr., Newbury
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Trumplett, Mr., ditto

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Weedon, J. Esq., Reading Tomkins, Miss, ditto

Wayland, Wm. Esq., ditto Tomkins, W. Esq. ditto

Watson, Mr., ditto
Trendell, Mr. J., Reading Winter, Mrs., Speen
Taylor, Mr., Banbury

Weedon, Mr., Newbury
Thompson, Mr. M., Newcastle-on- Walter, Mr. ditto
Tyne

Wood, G. J. Esq., Upway, Dorset

Wardle, Mr. W., North Shields
Vaizey, John, Esq., Thatcham Wait, Mr., Abingdon
Vaizey, G. D. H. Esq. Halsted, Williams, Mr., London
Essex

Walker, Mr.J. S.
Vaizey, Miss, ditto
Vines, Mr. J., Brimpton

LECTURE I.

The Creation of Man.

Gen. v. 1, 2, informs us that 'In the day that God created man,' (in which term are included both Adam and Eve) male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, the day when they were created.' My text is Adam : the name given by their Almighty Creator, to our first parents, more usually, appropriated in the Scriptures to the first man. This term Adam likewise signifies earth ; it was therefore a very suitable name for man, who was formed of the dust of the ground. There are, it is true, learned men who derive this name from a Hebrew word of a different signification, and who tell us that the first man was therefore called Adam, because he was created in the image of God; the phraseology however of Gen. ii. 7, seems decisive in favour of the interpretation we have adopted. But it is not particularly with the derivation of the word we have to do on the present occasion, the text being chosen with a view, in a few plain discourses, to consider certain peculiarly important and interesting dispensations of the Almighty with the first man, and

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upon deavour rightly to discuss the subjects which lie before us, I know not, but certain I am, that the design itself will be approved by all who are competent judges of such matters, and who know how desirable it is that christian instruction should be afforded on a scale sufficiently extensive to embrace whatever it has pleased the most wise and blessed God to reveal. Moreover, it is to be hoped, that none of us need to be informed, although, possibly, some may require to be reminded, that wilful ignorance of God's ways to man (as implying a want of due regard for himself) is a sin. Hence we read Psalm xxviii. 5.- Because they regard not the works of the Lord, nor the operation of his bands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.'* On the other hand, to acquaint ourselves with God and his dispensations, is represented in the Holy Scriptures as commendable, thus Psa. cxi. 2. “The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.' Those persons, therefore, and they are oft to be met with, are clearly in the wrong, who would have ministers pass over no inconsiderable portion of revealed truth, and dwell almost entirely on subjects which, however important, were never intended to supplant others, still less to be made to encourage mental indolence, or feelings, possibly, of a still more objectionable character. In a word, our duty it is, and the rather

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