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THE CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS PRIVILEGES OF
PREACHED IN THE
PAROCHIAL CHAPEL OF WALTON-LE-DALE,
On Sunday October 10th, 1830,
REV. RANDLE HENRY FEILDEN, M. A.
PUBLISHED AT THE REQUEST OF THE CONGREGATION
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD;
TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE
PAROCHIAL CHAPELRY OF WALTON-LE-DALE,
PUBLISHED BY DESIRE OF THE CONGREGATION,
WITH SENTIMENTS OF
SINCERE AND CHRISTIAN REGARD,
FAITHFUL FRIEND AND AFFECTIONATE PASTOR,
JOSHUA, XXIII. 11. * TAKE GOOD HEED THEREFORE UNTO YOURSELVES, THAT YE LOVE
THE LORD YOUR GOD."
y the Chapter from which these words are taken, Joshua, the first and one of the most eminent amongst the successors of Moses, exhorts “ all Israel, and their elders, and their heads, and their judges, and their officers,”* to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law, and to cleave unto the Lord their God in future, even as they had done unto the day whereon their leader was admonishing them. In order that his advice might produce a lasting impression, he enforces it by arguments the most powerful both in their own nature and as respects the feelings to which they are addressed. First of all, he reminds his hearers of the gracious dealings of the Almighty towards them; “ Ye have seen all that the Lord your God hath
* Josh. xxiii. 2.