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These discourses have been selected from the manuscripts of the lamented author, in the hope, that they might prove an acceptable offering to his friends, and an auxiliary to the great interests of christian piety and charity, which it was the object of his ministry to promote. They are not presented as the best possible specimen, that might be furnished of his professional gifts, or even of his accustomed strain of preaching. The difficulties, inseparable from all post-humous publications, have been experienced in this. And, as is intimated in the following Memoir, the practice of Dr. Abbot of improving local occurrences and interesting passing events, as the topics of his discourses, while it must have contributed to the usefulness and acceptance of his pulpit services, has rendered a selection from his manuscripts a task of peculiar delicacy. Could this volume have been prepared under

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