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An Account of a notorious Smuggling gang in the early 18th Century

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A SERMON
PREACHED
IN THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF CHICHESTER,
At a Special Assize held there, January 16, 1748-9, By WILLIAM ASHBURNHAM, A.M.,
DEAN OF CHICHESTER.
Job xxix., 14, 15, 16.
" I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a
robe and a diadem.
" I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.
'* I was a father to the poor : and the cause which I knew not I
searched out."
That Job was a person of great eminence both for his birth and station, that he had the supreme rule and government, or was at least a principal magistrate of the place he dwelt in, appears plainly from this chapter, whence the text is taken. " When I came in presence," says he, " the young men saw me, and hid themselves, and the aged arose and stood up ; the princes refrained talking, and the nobles held their peace ; I sat as chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, and all men gave attention to my words, and kept silence at my counsel."
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