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everyday experience of the Christian, than those of Elisha. Had the Author been aware, however, that the same character had been selected, by an eminent foreign divine, for the subject of a similar work, he should certainly not have persevered in his intention ; but as the whole of his first course of lectures, except the last, ending with the sixth in the present volume, had been preached before Dr. Krummacher's book was announced, he felt himself too far embarked, in the undertaking, to recede ; more especially, as the German work does not proceed beyond the subject of the sixth discourse in the present volume.

The Author, in committing these lectures to the press, would express a sincere and earnest petition, that they

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may be instrumental in winning for his beloved Sovereign and country, the aid of those " chariots and horsemen of Israel,” the sincere prayers of a holy and religious people ; and that, upon every individual reader, a large, yea, “ a double portion ” of the prophet's spirit, may descend, enlightening, sanctifying, comforting, and bringing “every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”

Rectory, Streatham,

May 1, 1839.

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