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from living preachers, except where I was unable to supply an equivalent illustration.

It is perhaps impossible to write with interest on any subject, and not appear, at the time, to consider it as more important than it really is, in comparison with others. In treating of preaching, I have regarded it as one of God's ordinances and an acknowledged instrument of man's salvation; yet I trust without assigning to it any exclusive, or undue impor


With these few remarks I again send forth my volume, with the earnest hope and prayer that it may be blessed by Almighty God to the good of his Church.


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