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“ DOCTRINAL, PRACTICAL, EXPERIMENTAL”
THE REV. LEGH RICHMOND
THE "TRUE, SCRIPTURAL, EVANGELICAL RELIGION,” AS
* MERE IMITATIONS AND ASSUMPTIONS
OF THAT TITLE?"
WILLIAM WILBERFORCE, ESQ.
BALDWIN AND CRADOCK.
From the perusal of the “ Practical View of Christianity," a change, we are told, was effected in the Rev. Legh Richmond's views of Divine Truth, as decided as it was influential. To whom then, with such propriety, as to the author of that eloquent and impressive work, can the following pages be addressed? They may not indeed ever meet his view ; but by connecting with them the name of Wilberforce-a name that, not only in his own country, but in distant lands, can draw tears from the eyes, and a blessing from the hearts, of thousands some attention may be attracted to this sincere inquiry after Truth.
SERIOUS INQUIRY, &c.
The Memoirs of the Rev. Legh Richmond is a work edifying, interesting, affecting. Peculiarly suited to the religious taste of the day, it will probably find its way into almost every family circle of a serious turn; and may produce no slight impression on the public mind. Who so likely to know the truth as so eminent a minister of the gospel, who gave up his whole time and talents,-talents, too, of a very superior order, to the sublime work of an evangelist? Who more constant in spiritual communion with his Creator and his Saviour? Who more zealous in good works, more circumspect in conduct, more severe in the moral and intellectual discipline which he exercised over his faculties, his tastes, his pursuits, his accomplishments, his amusements? From such a person, whose life was a