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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850,
BY JACOB IDE,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
The pecuniary embarrassment which attended the business transactions of the country at the time when the works of Dr. Emmons were published, was deemed an insuperable objection to the multiplication, or enlargement of the volumes beyond their present number and size. Intimation was then given that additional volumes might be issued at some future day, should circumstances favor the enterprise. It is in conformity with the earnest solicitation of many of the author's friends, and in connection with their generous co-operation, that the present volume is presented to the public. Though late in its appearance, it will not, it is believed, be found less interesting and valuable than those which have preceded it. Many of the sermons in this are upon topics embraced in the other volumes, but illustrated and applied in a different manner. There are others that are new, such as are not discussed in any of his preceding publications, and such as can be found in the sermons of few other divines. While in this, as in the preceding volumes, there will be seen the same clear illustrations of Christian doctrine, for which the author was so much distinguished, it will also be apparent to every attentive and pious reader, that he was no less remarkable for the discrimination and power with which he was accustomed to write and speak upon subjects of an experimental and practical character.
Former purchasers will find no difficulty in adding this volume to their set. It is printed with similar type, upon paper of essentially the same quality, bound in a corresponding style, and where it is desired, numbered continuously with the preceding volumes. And should others be added, before a new edi. tion of the work is issued, it is intended that their appearance shall correspond with their predecessors.
AND THIS IS THE VICTORY THAT OVERCOMETH THE WORLD, EVEN OUR FAITH.-1 John, V. 4.