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correct and retouch the successive editions

very carefully ; and it may be safely asserted that the variations which are to be found in intermediate editions are such as not to detract from the integrity, but rather to enhance the value of the document here supplied. In Vol. II. Sermon II., for St. Thomas'

' Day, there is an addition, and in Sermon XXXI., for St. Simon and St. Jude, an alteration, in the last compared with the first Editions, of sufficient length and importance to be noticed here. And in Vol. IV. p. 280,

p "miraculous” has been substituted, with the Author's approbation, for “immaculate," written by a mistake, which he has also made in a note on the translation of the TREATISES of St. ATHANASIUS (p. 241). Also, in the present

. volume (p. 28), the clause “in His own words has been inserted, to meet a criticism of Mr. Keble’s at the time of its first publication.

It may be interesting to the reader to know that the text (Ps. civ. 23) which stands at the

head both of the first (itself a recent one) and the last Sermon in this volume, was the text of the Author's first Sermon in 1824, when he went “ forth to his work and to his labour," and of his last in 1843, when “the evening ” was come.

W. J. COPELAND.

FARNHAM RECTORY, Essex,

November 22nd, 1869.

TO

WILLIAM JOHN COPELAND, B.D.

,

FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD

THE KINDEST OF FRIENDS

WHOSE NATURE IT IS

TO FEEL FOR OTHERS MORE

THAN THEY FEEL FOR THEMSELVES

This Volume

IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED

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