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Marti s decimo [exto die Septemb. 1(^84.
Annoque Kegni Regis Caroli Secmdi
Angliaj, &c. trigefimo [exto.

THis Court doth deiire Dr. Qalamy to
Print his Sermon Preached at '^o^)~
Church on the Second of September In-
ftant, (being the Day of Humiliation for
the Great Fire in the Year \666) before
the Lord MaYor, and Aldermen, and
Citizens of this City.



WAGSTAFFE.



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SERMON

Preached betore che Riglu Hcniourablc

The Lord Mayor,

ALDERMEN,

AND I

CITIZENS of L N D Nj_

At the Church ofSt.Adary le Boiw
September the Second, 1^84.

BEING THE

Anniverfary Fail

DREADFUL FIRE

In the Year 1666.



By BENJAMINTALAMT D. D.

Vicar of St. Laurence Jewry ^ and one of His MAJESTY'S
Chaplains in Ordinary.



LONDON,

Printed for Walter Kettilly at the Etjho^s Head in

St. Pauh Church-yard. 1685.



Affl



T O T H E

RIGHT HONOURABLE

Sir Henry Tulfe

LORD Mi^YOR

O F T H E

City of London,

And to the Honourable

COURT of A L D E R M E N,

Right Honourable,

IN Ohedience to Tour Lord/hips Commands
I have publifljed this following Sermon, and
now himhl] present it to lour favour ahle
Acceptance. The Difiourfe was fuited to the Day,
plain and ferioiis ^ the Subjecl Matter of it or -
dinar) and common, hut highly ufefd andjeafonable.

And



The Dedication.

And if any of the Inhabitants of this great City
are hy the reading of it perfuaded to, or better
ejlahlifted in the jlriB FraBife of their Religion
in all Its fever aihuties, which refpe^ either God
or Man, I have obtained my whole Defign both in
the Preaching and Fri?iting of it.

I beg Tour Lordjhips Far don, if I take this Op^
port unity to renew my mo[i thankful Acknowledge^
ments of thofe many particular Favours 1 have
received fromTour Lordjhip, by which lam bound
ever to remain



Tour moft Obedient



and Humble Servant,



Benjamin Calamy.



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SERMON

Preached before

The Lord Mayor,

On Septemkr the Second, 1^84.

ISAIAH LVII. 21.
There is no peace, faith my God, to the wicked.

IT is not to be imagined, that the Defign of this
Anniverfiry Faft js barely to call to mind rhofe
difmal Days wherein this Famous City was laid
in Afhes, and to hear the dokful Relation of that
amazing Providence 5 but it was intended as an Oppor-
tunity for the Exercifc of ferious Repentance : and to
that purpofe we are now met, to lament our Sins, and
humble our Souls in God's prefence, and to renew our

B Refolucions



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Refolations agiinfl; all thofc Coui'fes which once pluck-
ed down fiich remarkable Judgments upon diis Placer
and will, unlcfs we reform them, at laft prove our utter
Ruine ; And to improve the Confideration of that
dreadful Calamity to the fame pious purpofes, is my
prefent Dcfign, from the Words now read unto you.

In the Verfes immediately foregoing my Text the
Prophet endeavours to revive the drooping Spirits of
thofe amongfl: the Jews, now in Bahylonijh Captivity,
who v/ere truly penitent for their part: Sins, and there-
fore called, z^. 15. the humble and contrite ones^ with the
Promife of God's Mercy to them, in bringing them
back at laft to their Native Country 3 affuring thofe
who pit their irujl in God, that, tho' now flir banidied
from it, yet they {hould again pofefs th^ir land, and in-
herit the holy Mountain. For God will not contend for ever,
V. 1 6. ?ieither will he he always wroth. He knoweth our
wcaknefsi and how unable we are to ftand before him,
when he is angry. He obfcrved therefore their Repen-
tance, V. 18. and how they amended their ways, and
, would heal them, and condud them (afely to their own
Land, with abundance of Joy and Peace.

But if, after fo fignal deliverance, they (hould again
fall back to their old Courfes 5 if, forgetful both of thofe
fore Evils God had inflidled on them for their Difobe-
dience, and of his wonderful Mercy (hewn in redeem-
ing them from their Captivity, they (hould wantonly
reti^irn, when reflored, to their former Provocations, he

tells



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tells them, that they (hould by fid Experience find, that
the fameEfFeds would (till follow the fame Qiufes, that
Sin and Irreligion would again deftroy their Peace, and
bring down God's fcvcrcr Vengeance againfl them : fo
that they fhould be Ul


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