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ON THE

HISTORY

OF

ABRAHAM AND JACOB.

BY THE

REV. HENRY BLUNT, A. M.

RECTOR OF UPPER CHELSEA,

AND FORMERLY FELLOW OF PEMBROKE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

FIRST AMERICAN, FROM THE TWELFTH LONDON EDITION.

PHILADELPHIA:

HOOKER AND CLAXTON,

N. W. CORNER OF CHESTNUT AND FIFTH STREETS.

gilt
Tappau Presbians
3-18-1932

PREFACE.

4-25-32 Lune

In offering another unpretending little work to the notice of the public, the Author has great reason to express his gratitude to God for the undeserved and unexpected success with which the former volumes have been favoured. That this success ought to have commanded greater diligence upon the present occasion, he is ready to admit; while he is at the same time bound to confess that increasing occupation in ministerial engagements, equal in importance to the more public duties of the pulpit, has very much withheld him from such additional attention as he could most earnestly have desired to bestow.

On this, as upon former occasions, he would disavow all claims to originality of exposition, to depth of criticism, to beauty or elaborateness of composition ; his single attempt has been to speak plain truths in plain language; to convey to the hearts of the poorest and most uneducated of his hearers, by

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