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SOME TIME A FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN, AND A CLERGYMAN IN

THE ESTABLISHMENT.

COLLECTED AND PREPARED FOR THE PRESS,

BY WILLIAM BURTON.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

SOLD BY LONGMAN, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMAN'S
E. MADDEN, & R, M. TIMS, DUBLIN ; A. & C. BLACK, EDINBURGH.

1838.

TO

MISS MARY WALKER,

THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE AUTHOR,

THIS FIRST VOLUME OF HER FATHER'S WORKS

IS INSCRIBED,

AS

A TRIBUTE TO HER FILIAL PIETY,

AND IN

TESTIMONY OF THE SINCERE ESTEEM

OF

HER BROTHER

IN THE FAITH AND HOPE OF THE GOSPEL,

WILLIAM BURTON.

PREFACE.

The design of this publication is to present the reader with several writings of the late Mr. Walker. Some had become very scarce, some were wholly out of print, and some have not been published before. They are principally on Scriptural subjects; there are, indeed, but four articles in the collection that have not a direct relation to divine truth; and one of these, “ The Speech on the State of Ireland,” can scarcely be considered foreign to that subject. Several of the articles composing this edition have had considerable circulation and notoriety, especially in Ireland and Scotland; while others appear, for the first time, under Mr. Walker's name. To these I have now been enabled to make a valuable addition of Expository Remarks, and extracts from his correspondence. The whole forms a choice collection of the author's scriptural works, as they may be called in distinction from his classical and scientific publications, a list whereof I have prefixed to this volume. In the execution of my design, I have aimed at observing the strictest regard to the memory of my departed brother. Such articles, as he expressly wished should survive him, form the first and chiefest portion of this edition; and none have been admitted into it, of which, to the best of my judgment, he would have disapproved. Deprived by his death of the valuable corrections he proposed in a new edition, I have supplied the loss, as far as it could be done, by referring the reader to such passages as he would have corrected, and, for the nature of those corrections, to his own words. My object, as editor of this work, has been to promote the great end set

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