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TO WHICH IS ADDED

AN ESSAY ON THE INFLUENCE OF A MORAL LIFE ON OUR

JUDGMENT IN MATTERS OF FAITH.

BY THE

REV. SAMUEL CHARLES WILKS, A. M.

FROM THE SECOND LONDON EDITION.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY PERKINS & MARVIN.

1829.

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INTRODUCTION.

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No apology can be necessary for introducing to the American public a work from the pen of the Editor of the Christian Ob

The ability with which he has conducted that celebrated journal, and the sterling value of several of his separate works, have given Mr. Wilks a reputation, which must attract notice to any production bearing his name.

The present “ Essays,” however, have claims upon public favor, of a still more unequivocal description. They have already passed the ordeal of public opinion, and received the stamp of decided approval. Several years have now elapsed since they first issued from the English press, and this interval has only served to extend the popularity which greeted their first appearance. It is somewhat surprising, that a publication of such acknowledged merit should not have found its way, before this, through the American press.-A new and corrected edition, recently

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