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ILLUSTRATED AND ENFORCED,
By W. H. STOWELL.
“ Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. O that
“Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid : yea, we
ROMANS, iii. 31.
18, St. Paul's CHURCH YARD;
AND R. M. TIMS, DUBLIN.
TO THE SECOND EDITION.
The present Edition of the Lectures is printed in a form, and at a price more adapted to general circulation.
The author desires to express his acknowledgments for the favourable manner in which the former edition has been received. It would have been gratifying to improve the work by adopting some valuable suggestions with which, from private communications, as well as from one of the organs of public criticism, he has been favoured; but as this would have led to a considerable enlargement of the volume, and, as he conceives, would have altered the character and design of the work, he has felt himself under the necessity of omitting the additional matter which had been prepared, and of suffering the Lectures to appear entirely in their original form.
Tynemouth, 7th of June, 1825.
The substance of the following illustrations was delivered to the congregation attending the Author's ministry, in the ordinary course of pastoral instruction. For their use, in the first instance, they are now published ; and by them he trusts the present volume will be regarded as a proof of his lively concern for the diffusion of enlightened practical christianity amongst them.
To those, beyond the circle of his immediate friends, who may honour these pages with a perusal, it is, perhaps, necessary to introduce them by a few remarks.
There are, certainly, many works already on The Commandments; and it may be said that any thing additional is uncalled for.