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ned by him till long after the publication of the two first volumes of Sermons. After he had examined them, he found them to contain an unfinished Essay, which evidently had never been prepared by the Author for the press.
He therefore laid it aside. But having shewn it, during his stay in London in the month of May last, to some literary friends, he was strongly advised to publish it; for though confessedly an incomplete work, yet it deemed worthy of publication, as displaying the Bishop's thoughts on an important subject.
In this opinion he anxiously hopes the literary world in general may
disposed to agree. But if not, let it be remembered, that the blame of publication (if there be any) rests with the Editor not the Author; for it is again repeated, that the Manuscript was not left in that state in which the latter, had he been living, would have published it: Indeed a note found in one of the pages of the Manuscript expressly states, that it was the Author's intention to have revised it.
To the Dissertation the Editor has added nine hitherto unpublished Sermons, collected and arranged from scattered and mutilated Manuscripts; but which, in his opinion, now that they are arranged, display the same vigour of thought, and the same masterly powers of expounding Scripture, as characterize his Father's other Theological Works.
ACTS, X. 40, 41.-" Him God raised up the third day,
6 and shewed him openly; not to all the people, but to “ witnesses chosen before of God."
ACTS, X. 40, 41.- Him God raised up the third day,
66 and shewed him openly; not to all the people, but to “ witnesses chosen before of God."
PSALMS, xcvii. 7.6 Worship him all ye Gods."
ROMANS, iv. 25. Who was delivered for our offences,
" and was raised again for our justification." 181