LAURENCE COUGHLAN: AN ACCOUNT OF THE WORK OF GOD IN NEWFOUNDLAND


2.

TO THE
RIGHT HONOURABLE
THE
COUNTESS of HUNTINGDON.

MADAM,

My having had the Honour of being acquainted with your Ladyship some Time, and knowing the great Zeal that you are possessed of for the Glory of the Lord Jesus, and the Salvation of immortal and never-dying Souls, was one Motive that excited me to put the following Accounts under your Ladyship's Patronage. I was further encouraged by your Ladyship, as you, in a way of Providence, saw one of the Accounts, which met with your Ladyship's Approbation, and which you desired I would commit to the World, to shew the Dealings of God with precious Souls. I now, my Lady, hope that this little Drop from the Rock, which was gathered in foreign Parts, will, by the Grace of God, have a Tendency to promote his Glory, and prove a Means of stirring up the dear Children of God, and weaning them more and more from the Things of Time and Sense, which perish in the using. This, my Lady, is the View which I have in Publishing these little Fragments, which I picked up in Newfoundland: They are the artless Language of precious Souls, whom I attended in their last Moments: May our dear Lord bless the same to all those to whom they may come; and may they leave a lasting Impression on every Mind; that Men may not only read how Christians die, but may live the Life of the Righteous, that they may die the Death of the Righteous.

I am, MADAM,
Your Ladyship's most obliged,
And very humble Servant.

L. C.


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