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lume, would have been given to the Public long ere now, had it not been for a circumstance which the Editor considers it necessary to explain.

When the third volume was put to press, soon after the Author's death, there were several circumstances in the Editor's situation, which prevented him from making a thorough search into the manuscripts of the Deceased. That volume, therefore, consists of such



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Discourses as he, with the assistance of a respectable friend, could select from a general inspection of them. But, about eighteen months ago, the Editor, in arranging some papers, found a list, in the Author's own hand-writing, of Sermons defigned by him for the contents of a third volume. A few of these happened to be the same which had been fixed on in the selection referred to, and which will be found in the third volume. But there were still fixteeni unpublished, which the Editor

: supposed would be sufficient to make a volume nearly of the size of the former ones. In this, however, he found himself somewhat mistaken, the Sermons being in general short.


He was

therefore obliged to add five more from the Author's other manuscripts; and that the Public may in no refpect be kept in the dark, the Editor gives notice, that these additional Sermons are the first, and four last, in this volume.

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