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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1842,
BY HARVEY NEWCOMB, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
The question may, with great propriety, be asked, “Why publish another book on a subject which has been ably and thoroughly discussed by so many authors, as the Evidences of Christianity?" Perhaps the author will not be able to give a satisfactory answer to this question. An eminent divine says, “ The multitude of old books affords no argument against the publication of new ones; since new ones will be read when old ones are neglected, and almost all mankind are in this respect Athenians.” To this it may be added, that, though there are a great many good books, there are more bad ones than good; therefore, as bad ones are constantly multiplying, so should the good
And though this book may not be so good as others heretofore published, yet I have reason to think it will be read, because the Christian public have always heretofore favored me with their attention when I have asked it. But I have one reason