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CHIEF OF SINNERS;
A BRIEF RELATION OF THE EXCEEDING MERCY OF
PORTEOUS AND -HISLOP.
LONDON: SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & CO.
Extract From Original Preface, ... 5
Grace Abounding To The Chief Of Sinners, . 7
A Brief Account Of The Author's Call To The
Work Of The Ministry, 105
A Brief Account Of The Author's Imprison-
The Conclusion, 132
A Continuation Of The Life Of Bunyan, . . 134
EXTRACT FROM ORIGINAL PREFACE.
In this discourse of mine you may see much of the grace of God towards me: I thank God, I can count it much, for it was above my sins and Satan's temptations too. I can remember my fears, and doubts, and sad months with comfort; they are as the head of Goliah in my hand. There was nothing to David like Goliath's sword, even that sword that should have been sheathed in his bowels; for the very sight and remembrance of that did preach forth God's deliverance to him. Oh the remembrance of my great sins, of my great temptations, and of my great fear of perishing for ever! They bring afresh into my mind the remembrance of my great help, my great supports from Heaven, and the great grace that God extended to such a wretch as I.
My dear children, call to mind the former days and years of ancient times: Remember, also, your songs in the night, and commune with your own hearts, Psal. lxxvii. 5,6. Yea, look diligently, and leave no corner therein unsearched, for that treasure hid even the treasure of your first and second experience of the grace of God towards you. Remember, I say, the word that first laid hold upon you: remember your terrors of conscience, and fear of death and hell: remember, also, your tears and prayers to God; yea, how you sighed under every hedge of