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GEORGE T. DAY, D. D.
MINISTER AND EDITOR:
DOVER, N. H. :
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1876, by
TO TIIE YOUNG MEN OF THE DENs) MINATION OF WHICII IIF OF WHOM W E WRITE WAS A MOST IIELPFUL AND EFFICIENT SERVANT, TIIIS VOLUME IS INSCRIBED, witH A DEvouT DESIRE THAT IT MAY FURNISII QUICKENING AND ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THEIR OWN CHIRISTIAN SERVICE, BY THE
The preparation of this memoir of my early spiritual guide and my latest counsellor, has been invested with the Sacredness of duty and love.
Dr. Day left no sketch of his life, – not even a record or notes of the most important events of it. His private correspondence, in those forms which lay open the sanctuary of the inner life, was very limited; that which is found upon these pages, so rich in Christian experience, so characteristic, leaves us ardently longing for more.
The first sermon, of those inserted, is the only one found in MS. which has not been already published, except two or three belonging to the earliest years of his ministry. We have attempted to represent his pulpit work, therefore, chiefly by selecting from the multitude of such brief sketches as he usually carried to the pulpit, some of “The tops of thoughts" written in the quietude of his study. These appear as,
“Studies of the Word and Life.” While we regret that they