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THE following Notes, written or compiled by William Henry Alexander, are the fruit of deep study of the Sacred volume, both in its original and in its modern tongues, and of much careful reading of the best Biblical critics.
W. H. Alexander was a good Hebrew and Greek scholar, a wellread and deep-thinking man, but naturally reserved, and so modest of his knowledge, that even his most intimate friends were little acquainted with the depth of his mental acquirements and experience.
Knowing that he was sound in the faith of the Gospel, and having witnessed the mellowing of his Christian character as he advanced in life, his Widow believes that these Notes are worthy of some confidence; whilst, therefore, their author appears never to have contemplated their publication, she does not feel herself justified in withholding them from the world.
SOPHIA ALEXANDER. IPSWICH, 10th month, 1865.
In fulfilling the trust committed to them by a beloved Parent, who was gathered to her rest a few weeks after the above was penned, the editors deem it right to explain that the Notes in this volume were compiled in the intervals of relaxation from the cares of an active