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RELATING TO THE
To which arc subjoined,
An INQUIRY into HAPPINESS,
By the late Reverend Mr John Maclaurin.
Published by John Gillies, D. D.
HPHE honourable testimony given by *■' pious and learned men of different denominations, to Mr Maclaurin's few pieces, printed at Glasgow in 1755, and reprinted at Edinburgh in the year" 1771, renders any recommendation of his works unnecessary. It is proper, however, to acquaint the reader, that the Essay on Prophecy, written A. D, 1736, and the Inquiry into Happiness, a composition of a still earlier date, are printed from the author's manuscripts; the originals of which are in the hands of the publiiher; but the Sermons only from copies of what was taken from his mouth in short hand. Though from that circumstance they are less accurate and correct than could be wished; yet they contain such a variety of striking, and even original sentiments, on some of the most important subjects, that it was judged the presenting them to the - public, - may, through the blessing of God, considerably contribute to promote the interests of religion, which the worthy author had <b deeply at heart.