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THE

LIFE AND CHARACTER

OF

JOHN HO WE, M. A.

WITH AN

ANALYSIS OF HIS WRITINGS.

BY

HENRY ROGERS.

"AS A MINISTER, I HAVE DERIVED MORE BENEFIT FROM THE WORKS OF
HOWE, THAN FROM THOSE OP ALL OTHER DIVINES PUT TOGETHER."

ROBERT HALL, in conversation with the Author.

LONDON:-WILLIAM BALL,

ALDINE CHAMBERS,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1836.

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This Volume

IS INSCRIBED,

WITH FEELINGS OF GRATEFUL AFFECTION,

TO THE KIND FRIEND,

UNDER WHOSE ROOF THE GREATER PART OF IT WAS

COMPOSED;

AND IN WHOSE FAMILY

THE AUTHOR

ENJOYED THE SOLACE OF A HOME, WHEN HIS OWN

HEARTH WAS DESOLATE.

Parkstone, Dorset, Feb. 20, 1836.

PREFACE.

As the whole of this Volume, with the exception of forty pages, has been composed, corrected, and printed, in little more than three months, I cannot flatter myself that it will not betray, here and there, traces of haste, which a more severe revision would have obliterated. If such blemishes had been the consequence of needless precipitation, or of wilful negligence, I should feel that I had no right to solicit the indulgence of my readers ; --as they are not, I have no hesitation in doing so.

For certain reasons, with which it would be unpardonable in me to trouble the reader, it was exceedingly desirable, not to say necessary, that this work should be published in the spring of the present year. I began it at a period which would have allowed ample time to effect my purpose; but scarcely had I written the first chapter, when I was visited

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