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LOVE, THE FULFILLING OF THE LAW.
PUBLISHED AT THE REQUEST OF THE HIGH SHERIFF,
AND THE MAGISTRATES OF THE COUNTY.
PRINTED FOR C. & J. RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,
WILLIAM CRAWFORD, Esq.
AND THE MAGISTRATES OF THE COUNTY OF SURREY,
PUBLISHED AT THEIR REQUEST,
IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED,
VERY OBEDIENT AND HUMBLE SERVANT,
Rom. xiii. part of ver. 10.
Love is the fulfilling of the law.
In a discourse which I delivered at the opening of the Spring Assize, I took occasion to observe, that while, in our courts of justice, the instances of punishable false swearing are comparatively rare, we have too frequently to lament those instances of transgression, which are marked by evasions, suppressions of the truth, prevarications, and the like; all which amount to nothing short of bearing "false witness against our neighbour,” though they evade the grasp of human laws. And I went on to remark, that the frequency of such transgressions must be attributed to the very general absence of the fear of the Lord. The divine “ sentence against men’s “evil works” of this description is “ not executed speedily;" and, on that account,