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II, dissERTATIon on TH+... [.. : crorNG THE MystE-
RIES OF SCRIPTURE.
1s AAc sq'URTE VANT, PRINTER,
THE Editor, in giving the History of the Work of Redemption has followed tie fourth Edin&urgh Edition, printed in the year 1793. This is according to the form to which tse manuscript was reduced by Dr. ERSKINE, and sppears to have been printed with uncommon accuraç, probably under the eye of the Doctor. This is poierred to the London Edition, published in the year oë by Mr. Pitch ER. The Editor of this Edition, though he appears to Jave been conscientiously cireful to preserve the sentiments of Mr. EDw ARDs, has so varied the style, that we cease to rely that what we read is the compo. sition of the original āltāor. : The copious notes attached to this Edition were evidently designed to em. bellish the work, and render it more acceptable among literary men. They are: thought to be of no advan. tage to the reputation of the author, and but in very few instances to be of any considerable importance to elucidate his work. Some of our subscribers may have expected to see them inserted; but if it had been expedient, we had absolutely no room for them.
Worces FER, Afril, 1808.
-- T. THE EDINBURGH EDITIO.W.
THErv, have a relish for the study of the scriptures, and hole access to peruse the following sheets, will, I am posuaded, deem themselves much indebted to the Reveren: Mr. EDw ARD's of Newhavert for consenting to 'V. them. Though the acute philosopher and deep di one appears in them, yet they are in the general better alculated for the instruction and improvement of ordinav Christians, than those of President EDw ARDs’s wrings, where the abstruse nature of the subject, or the obtle objections of opposers of the oułhood ## to: #re abstract and metaphysical reasoning:::::7;omanscript being entrusted to my care, Istáveifiopresumed o make any change in the sentiments or :épitoshion. I have, however, taken the liberty to reduce it from the form of sermons, which it originally bore, to that of a continued treatise ; and I have so altered and diversfied the marks of the several divisions and subdivisions, that each class of heads might be easily distinguished.