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remarkable a measure of happiness, boldness, and vigour, and in death so large a portion of the peace of God.
If anything therefore is met with in this Volume, which at first sight surprises or perplexes its reader, let him only remember that the statements here made were no crude or fanciful theories to him who uttered them, but the mature result of the exercise throughout life of unwearied industry, deep reflection, keen accuracy, and singleminded honesty, in the study of the Word of God, with unfeigned dependence upon the teaching of His Spirit,—the outpouring of a mind engrossed by day and by night with things eternal and unseen,—the joy and strength of his own soul in a life of patient usefulness,-his support and consolation when he lay down to die.
Those amongst whom he laboured, -and more especially those to whom his teaching was made the instrument of life and peace, and who still, after a separation of more than thirteen years, delight to cherish the remembrance of him, and to testify their love for him by kindness to those whom he left behind him,-will rejoice to receive this faithful specimen of a ministry exercised in one place, without worldly reward or honour, for more than seven and twenty years.
Possibly at some future time this Volume may be followed by another, containing a somewhat more connected exposition of his views on various important points of Christian doctrine.
St. Martin's, LEICESTER,
February 22, 1813.