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SERMONS

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BY THE

REV. J. W. CUNNINGHAM, A. M.

VICAR OF HARROW,

AUTHOR OF

THE VELVET Cushion," " WORLD WIThorsovi's" &c. &c.

FIRST AMERICAN, FROM THE THIRD LONDON EDITION,

NEW-YORK:
STANFORD & SWORDS,

139 Broadway

1843.

PUBLIC LIBRARY

17741323 ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATION R

1916

PREFACE

TO THE FIRST EDITION.

In the preface to a former volume of Sermons, the author ventured to intimate an intention of preparing before long a second volume for the press. That intention he has been permitted, through the kindness of Divine Providence, to fulfil; and he accordingly now presents to the public a somewhat larger number than before of those plain and unpretending Discourses, which have been delivered in the parish wherson the happiness to reside.--In a criticism on his former volume, for which, on the whole; he has great reason to be grateful, a wish is expressed that the author would endeavour to produce a volume of a somewhat more elaborate nature. But, even if he could presume to consider himself as capable of satisfying the wishes of those who think more profoundly than the mass of society, he should exceedingly hesitate as to the lawfulness, especially in this species of composition, of

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