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HUGH BLAIR, D.D. F.R.S. Ed
ONE OF THE MINISTERS OF THE HIGH CHURCH,
PROFESSOR OF RHETORIC AND BELLES LETTRES IN
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH.
· TO WHICH IS ANNEXED
A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND CHARACTER
OF THE AUTHOR,
BY JAMES FINLAYSON, D.D.
TO THE READER.
AFTER the very favourable reception " which the Four former Volumes of my Sermons have met with, both at home and abroad, I had resolved not to presume on offering any more to the Public. To this publication of another Volume, my present situation gave rise. Being now, by the infirmity of very advanced age, laid aside from all the labours of the pulpit, and possessing, of course, more retirement and leisure than formerly, it occurred to me, sometimes, to look back into the Sermons, most of which had been composed à great many years ago, with a view to observe how far they agreed in the strain of thought with those which I had writen at a later period. In reviewing them, passages sometimes appeared which I imagined might be serviceable, either for admonition or consolation to various classes