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THE LIFE AND CHARACTER
REV. M. ANDERSON, M.A.
LATE OF ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD,
In publishing the following Discourses, the usual apology may be made, that I have only acceded to the request of some members of my congregation, whose friendship I value, and whose opinion I respect. But, though the mere act of publishing might be passed over without remark, some explanation is perhaps necessary for touching upon ground already occupied by the Rev. Mr. Blunt, in his Lectures. The idea, however, of treating in a series of Sermons the.character and actions of one of the most remarkable personages of Holy Writ, is so obvious to every preacher, who wishes to vary his subject, and study the improvement of his hearers, that it scarcely merits the charge of plagiarism. I ought also to state, that I have long been accustomed
to deliver a similar series of Sermons during Lent, and probably before Mr. Blunt's Lectures appeared, or at least before they acquired the reputation which they now enjoy. With regard to the seventh Discourse, I wish to observe, that I found it impossible entirely to divest my mind of the impression made upon it by Bishop Horne's admirable Sermon on the same subject.