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THE HONOURABLE SOCIETY OF
FROM THE YEAR 1812 TO THE YEAR 1819,
WILLIAM VAN MILDERT, D. D.
PREACHER OF LINCOLN'S INN,
NOW BISHOP OF DURHAM.
PRINTED BY S. COLLINGWOOD, PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSITY,
FOR THE AUTHOR;
AND SOLD BY J. PARKER, OXFORD: MESSRS. RIVINGTON, WATERLOO
FLEET STREET, LONDON.
This is he of whom it is written, Behold, I send my
messenger before thy face, which shall prepare
And after six days, Jesus taketh with him Peter,
and James, and John, and leadeth them into an
high mountain apart by themselves, and He was
And when he was come to the other side into the
country of the Gergesenes, there met him two pos-
sessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, ex-
ceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that
Parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard.
So the last shall be first, and the first last; for
over one sinner that repenteth, more than over
ninety and nine just persons, which need no re-
And the Lord commended the unjust steward, be-
cause he had done wisely; for the children of
this world are in their generation wiser than the
children of light. And I say unto you, Make to
yourselves friends of the mammon of unright-
eousness, that, when ye fail, they may receive