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DELIVERED TO THE
CLERGY OF THE DIOCESE OF LLANDAFF,
IN AUGUST, 1848.
EDWARD, LORD BISHOP OF LLANDAFF.
PUBLISHED AT THE REQUEST OF THE CLERGY.
FRANCIS & JOHN RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE.
Amidst the fearful agitations which have marked the present year throughout Europe, and which still cause men's hearts to fail in looking for those things that may yet be coming on the earth, it is a blessing, for which we cannot be too thankful, that our country has hitherto been exempt from these convulsions. But while she has thus learnt the reality and the extent of that blessing by a comparison of our tranquil and secure condition with the stormy scenes which surround us, it will not, I trust, detract from the sense of thankfulness to Providence, nor from that of deep humility for our national sins, if we venture to think that our escape is owing, in great measure, to the happy union of divine and human authority which distin