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PREFACE.

The contents of this volume need no preface. They set forth in writing, what is impressed in the characters of faithful men and earnest women, over all our land, the thoroughness and reality of my father's plans of education. “While most among us are dreaming about. Christian nurture,' and quietly building castles in the air," writes an English Reviewer, “ Bishop Doane is awake and hard at work. There is an earnestness of zeal, a fearlessness of determination, a disregard of popular whims, a comprehensiveness of plan, a straightforward, undeviating fidelity of execution in the Bishop's purpose, which, with God's blessing, will not be in vain.” They have had God's blessing. They have not been in vain. Though the author of them has “dug” his “grave under the foundations of a College;" and that grave now “ holds the dust of him whom God employed to found St. Mary's Hall.”

The two sides of my father's life presented here, were most prominent in his character : the Scholar and the Teacher, and the Patriot; the Christian Scholar and Teacher, and the Christian Patriot; throwing into all these relations, the sacredness and the authority of his Episcopal office. I have only added to the writings that illustrate this, one or two of his memorial sermons, as proofs of the appreciative earnestness of his love, and of his power as a portrait-painter.

It occurs to me, to remind those who may be struck with a want of uniformity in punctuation throughout this volume, that many years elapsed between the earlier and later writings;

-years, during which, my father's critical work as a teacher, developed and systematized his own peculiar and thorough system of pointing; and I have left them, as I found them in his MSS., or in the printed copies, corrected by himself.

BURLINGTON, October 1, A. D. 1860.

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SERMON I. The Church, the Teacher of Christ's Little Children, . .

SERMON II. The Ends and Objects of Burlington College, . . . . 199

The First Fourth OF JULY ADDRESS. Sons of Washington, . . . 215

THE SECOND FOURTH OF JULY ADDRESS. America and Great Britain, . . 224

THE THIRD FOURTH OF JULY ADDRESS. The Men to make a State; their

Making, and their Marks, . . . . . . . . 235

THE FOURTH FOURTH OF JULY ADDRESS. The Liberty which dwells with Duty,

the Atmosphere for Christian Freemen, . . . . . . . 244

THE FIFTH FOURTH OF JULY ADDRESS. Patriotism, a Christian Duty, . . 254

THE Sixth FOURTH OF JULY ADDRESS. Influence, without Intervention, the

Duty of our Nation to the World, . . . . . . . 261

The Seventh FOURTH OF JULY ADDRESS. The Young American; his Dangers,

his Duties, and his Destinies, . . . . . . . . . 273

The Eighth FOURTH OF JULY ADDRESS. E Pluribus Unum, . . . . 288

The Ninth FOURTH OF JULY ADDRESS. Organizations dangerous to Free In-

stitutions, . . . . . . . . . . 299

THE CINCINNATI ORATION. Civil Government, a Sacred Trust from God, 310

The New JERSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ADDRESS. The Goodly Heritage of

Jerseymen, . . . . . . . . . . . . 341

The Mount VERNON ORATION. One World, One Washington, . . . 367

LECTURE BEFORE THE BURLINGTON LYCEUM. The Word of God to be studied

with His Works, . . . . . . . . . . . 393

LECTURE BEFORE THE MECHANICS' ASSOCIATION. The Diffusion of Useful

Knowledge, . . . . . . . . . . . . 407

ADDRESS ON THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT HARRISON, The Nation's Grief,. 423

A SERMON ON THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT TAYLOR. A Great Man fallen in Israel, 447

A SERMON ON THE DEATH OF DANIEL WEBSTER. Daniel Webster's real Glory, 460

SERMON I. Ancient Charity, . . . . . . . . . 472

Sermon II. The Church, the Fulness of Christ, . . . . . . 489

SERMON III. The Glorious Things of the City of God, . . . . . 512

SERMON IV. The Bag, with Holes, . . . . . . . . 549

SERMON V. The Love of the Perishable, made perfect in the Love of the Im-

mortal, . . . . . . . . . . . . . 559

SERMON VI. The Sacred Sympathy of Sorrow, . . . . . . 578

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