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TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED
NOTICES OF HIS CHARACTER.
HILLIARD AND METOALF.
The present volume contains a collection of some writings of Charles Eliot. The collection has been made, and a few copies have been printed, under the direction of his father, with no design of publication, but for the use of his particular friends only. It consists partly of the pieces formerly published by him in the General Repository; and partly of two of the sermons which he had written before his death, and of some other things not before printed. The sermons and the latter pieces were written without any expectation of their being published; and what has been taken from the Repository, he would, if he had lived, probably have never thought of preserving in any other form than that in which it first appeared. It is hoped however that the collection will do no discredit to his memory with those to whom he was not personally known, if it should be seen by any such ; and by those to whom he was known, it will be valued, as containing memorials of one who is remembered with the deepest affection.
To the writings of Mr. Eliot are prefixed some notices of his character, occasioned by his death.