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In presenting this volume to the public, I cannot but acknowledge, with lively gratitude, the manner in which the account that I was enabled to give of the Author's life has been received. This has been such as to inspire the hope that that work may prove extensively useful, both directly in itself, and indirectly by exciting a fresh, and, in many instances, a more unprejudiced attention to his numerous writings.
At the same time I am sensible that the success of
my former volume may not unnaturally produce some feelings of distrust with regard to the present. An apprehension may arise, that I have been induced to collect and print, without sufficient discrimination, whatever had fallen from the
pen of one to whom the religious public has shown so marked a regard. Such an apprehension, if it.exist, can be removed only by the work itself. I feel, however, a considerable degree of confidence, that the present publication will be not only excused but approved. I do not take upon me to affirm that every letter and every