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A blessing, which I warmly entreat you now to earn; and as warmly wish you hereafter, in the plenitude of time, to obtain. In the Name, &c.

On the first appearance of these Sermons, I was attacked by a horde of scribblers. Churchmen, apostates, fanatics of every fury, folly, and feather, let fly their pamphlets and newspaper squibs at me, in a shower so tremendous, that, had they contained any thing besides paper and print, I must inevitably have perished in the storm. However, I steadily pursued the publication of my first Seven Sermons, smiling at the paper pellets which flew about my ears, and not a little amused by the bullying threats, and wild uproar of the motley crowd, who bombarded me on all sides.-At length, in my Eighth Sermon, intituled "Review of Protestant Pamphlets," I turned upon the principal assailants. That Sermon was, as I had promised it should be, "the look of the lion, scaring away the vermin, which had kept barking after him, while he ranged the forest." That Sermon was the thunder-clap which killed all the flies. For, from the day of its publication to the present, the barking champions of Sectarianism have all become "dumb dogs." Not even a yelp do I hear from any of them.

But what are the Tract, Bible, and Kildare street Societies about? - Why do they not spend some of their thousands in replying to my Ser

mons; instead of throwing the Sacred Word of God into every pig-stye, and cramming down the throats of the poor, their nonsensical, but immoral gibberish, about the "New Light, the Spirit, Faith alone, and-the blacker the sinner, the brighter the saint?" Let these Societies, I say, pay some one to answer my Sermons. But I cannot force them to do this; and, therefore, I give notice to the Public, that as I cannot entertain them, this turn, with my Quarterly "REVIEW OF PROTESTANT PAMPHLETS," I shall close the First Volume with my Fourteenth Sermon. Title-LAST JUDGText-"Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you shall see the Son of Man, sitting on the right hand of God, and coming in the clouds of heaven." St. Matt. xxvi. 64.

MENT.

The Second Volume will commence with the Panegyric of the Great Founder of our National Church, ST. PATRICK, APOSTLE OF THE ISLE OF SAINTS,

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Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

MATT. c. 16, v. 18.

DUBLIN:

PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,

BY J. J. NOLAN 3, SUFFOLK-STREET.

1823.

(A Sermon, Price 5d. Published every Fortnight.)

2 7 MAR 1969

OF

THE REV. RICHARD HAYES,

LAST JUDGMENT.

Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

St. Matt. c. xxvi, v. 64.

WHO pronounced these awful words? When, where, by whom, and to whom was this dread prediction made?-Jesus Christ, the meek and humble Lamb of God; seized at night in the Garden of Gethsemani; deserted by his disciples; bound in vile cords; dragged along by outrageous miscreants and slaves; standing at the tribunal of the impious Caiphas; on trial for his life; surrounded by enemies who had long thirsted for his innocent blood; assailed by perjured witnesses; is silent, as the sheep led to the slaughter (" before its shearer it openeth not its mouth") until, adjured by the name of the living God to tell his murderers, if he be Christ the Son of God, he answers the high priest and says: "Thou hast said it. Nevertheless I say to you, hereafter you shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”

What! hath not Christ then yet consummated the mission he received from his

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