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PRE FACE.

The lamented author whose literary remains are here imbodied neither designed nor prepared his writings for publication. They appear from the press in compliance with the wishes of those who received the word of life from his lips during the brief period of his ministry; and in the fulfilment of what the editor has felt to be a sacred duty devolving on him since the decease of his beloved brother. It is difficult, as must be evident to the reader, to prepare for publication the manuscripts of one who is no more ; and whatever

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be the care bestowed on a posthumous work, it must appear with imperfections. In the selection and preparation of the sermons and other writings which constitute the present volume, the editor has laboured under an almost painful sense of his responsibility—under the pressure of feeble health and afflictive circumstances; he has done the best he could, and now submits the work in the

humble expectation that, with the blessing of God, it will prove not to have been labour in vain.

For valuable assistance in the revision of the following pages, the editor is indebted to the kindness of his esteemed friend, the Rev. Edward Otheman.

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IX. If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost : in whom

the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which

believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ,

who is the image of God, should shine unto them.—2 Cor.

iv, 3, 4

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X. The common people heard him gladly.—Mark xii, 37 119

XI. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let

him become a fool, that he may be wise.—1 Corinthians

iii, 18

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XII. These that have turned the world upside down, are come

hither also.-Acts xvii, 6

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XIII. I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ, for my

brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh.—Rom. ix, 3 .. 128

XIV. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye

also appear with him in glory.--Col. iii, 4

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XV. Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great

recompense of reward.—Heb. x, 35

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XVI. Wo to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed !

good were it for that man if he had never been born.-Mark

xiv, 21

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XVII. Sporting themselves with their own deceivings.—2 Peter

ii, 13

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XVIII.

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exceeding sinful.—Rom. vii, 13 ....... 143, 146

XX. It is a little one.-Gen. xix, 20

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XXI. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still.-Rev. xxii, 11 .. 152

XXII. Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings ?—

Isaiah xxxiii, 14

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XXIII. Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.—Matt.

XXV, 8

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XXIV. Thus saith the Lord, Set thy house in order : for thou

shalt die, and not live.--Isaiah xxxviii, 1

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XXV. O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go

hence, and be no more.-Psalm xxxix, 13

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XXVI. Neither can they die any more.—Luke xx, 36

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XXVII. We shall be like him.- 1 John iri, 2

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