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SERMONS

BY

LAURENCE STERNE, A.M.

Prebendary of YORK,

AND

Vicar of SUTTON on the Forest,

AND OF

STILLINGTON near YORK.

S E R M ON

1.

Enquiry after H A P PIN E S s.

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PSALM IV. 5. 6.

There be many that say, Who will few us

any good ? --Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

HE great pursuit of man, is after happiness: it is the first and strongest

desire of his nature:-in every stage of his life, he searches for it, as for hid treasure;-courts it under a thousand different shapes ;-and, though perpetually disappointed-still perfifts-runs after, and enquires for it afresh-alks every passenger who comes in his way, W bo will few him any good ?—who will assist him in the attainment of it, or direct him to the discovery of this great end of all his wishes ?

He is told by one, to search for it amongst the more gay and youthful pleasures of life, in

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