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THE DISCOURSES WERE PRINCIPALLY CONTRIBUTED BY THE RESPECTIVE
PREACHERS, TAKEN IN SHORT HAND, AND AFTERWARDS CORRECTED
AND ENLARGED BY THEMSELVES,_AND A FEW FURNISHED

BY EMINENT STENOGRAPHERS.

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LONDON :

PRINTED BY C. ROWORTI AND SONS, BELL YARD

TEMPLE BAR.

PREFACE.

In presenting the first volume of the CHURCH OF ENGLAND PREACHER to the notice of the public we respectfully solicit a favourable reception, and confidently expect it, on the ground of the character of the work. Its success in the form of successive Numbers has been such as to afford us encouragement to go on, and to stimulate us to spare no pains or expense to render it worthy of increasing patronage. When the press is daily pouring forth a stream of frothy and injurious publications in various shapes, a work like the present is doubly valuable, and we trust will act as a correction, if not as a complete antidote to the poisonous nature of many other periodicals. The Christian philanthropist will look on our labours as auxiliary to the great work of moral renovation which he has at heart. The Christian minister, whose usefulness is in a great degree necessarily limited to the oral labours of the pulpit, will not, we trust, despise our humble assistance in extending his usefulness. By means of this little work his messages of peace and consolation can be car

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