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BY LEWIS P. B A Y ARD, A. M.

RECTOR OF ST. CLEMENT'S CHURCH,

EW YORK.

Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his. -Numb. xxii. 10.

Happy is he who is engaged in controversy with his own passions, and comes off
superior ; who makes it his endeavor that his follies and weaknesses may die before him,
and who daily meditates on mortality and immortality, - Jortin's Preface to his Remarks
on Ecclesiastical History, pe 34.

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- PUBLISHED BY THE PROTESTANT EP16COPAL PRESS,

AND BY SWORDS, STANFORD, & Co.

N DOCC XXXIIL.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1833, by Lewis P. Bayard, A. M., in the office of the Clerk of the Southern District of New York

B CORTIS BROWN, FRINT.

TO

MRS. MARY GOODEN HOBART,

RELICT OF THE

RT. REV. JOHN HENRY HOBART, D.D.

Late Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New-York.

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DEAR MADAM,

It will not, at least by you, be esteemed an unmeaning ceremony, if I dedicate this little volume to one who best knew the value and has most deeply felt the loss of that lamented Prelate, whose talents and virtues so signally adorned the Church over which he presided, and whose devoted labors for the promotion of Christian knowledge and piety, and for the interests of primitive truth and order, ceased only with his life.

An afflicted Church has sympathized with you, and they who enjoyed the nearest privileges of his friendship and confidence, have given you assurances that they can never cease to lament their severe and irreparable loss. As one among these

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