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1 OF THE

PERSECUTIONS OF PROTESTANTS

IN FRANCE;

BEFORE AND UNDER THE

REVOCATION OF THE EDICT OF NANTES:

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

AN ESSAY ON PROVIDENCE;

WRITTEN

By Mr. LEWIS DE MAROLLES,

AND TRANSLATED

By Mr. JOHN MARTIN.

BE NOT SLOTH FUL; BUT FOLLOWERS OF THEM WHO,
TII ROUGH FAITH AND PATIENCE,

INHERIT THE

PROMISES.

Heb. vi. 12.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY BARFIELD, WARDOUR-STREET,
PRINTER TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES;

AND SOLD BY

GARDINER, Princes-Street, Cavendish-Square; MURRAY, Princes-Street,

Soho; and Williams, Stationers-Court, Ludgate-Hill.

1803.

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DEDICATION.

TO THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN KEPPEL-STREET,

BEDFORD-SQUARE.

MY DEAR FRIENDS,

In the year 1790, to you, I dedicated the translation of an Essay on Providence, and to you, I dedicate the present improved edition of that Essay. At the period just mentioned, seventeen years, I had been your minister; and now, remember, for thirty years, have I, statedly, been thus employed: so long have you had patience with me; so long, you say, the church has been thankful for

my

ministrations. Some of you may suppose, that now you have had the best of my labors: you have in quantity; but in quality, I hope you have not. True, I am advanced in years; but of some, God has said, They shall bring forth fruit in old ages and that felicity I a 2

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