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"The above letter, is almost the earliest of a series, terminating only with the year of Mr. Knox's death, (1831,) which the editor has long cherished, among his choicest treasures. How much he owes to this correspondence, .. how much to the free, familiar, yet paternal converse, of many thousand happy hours, . . how much to the uniform example of this true-hearted christian philosopher, will not be known, until the secrets of all hearts are disclosed. But ihus much he can say, with certainty, that, scarce a day elapses, in which some energetic truth, some pregnant principle, or some happy illustration, (and those illustrations were always powerful arguments,) does not present itself

, for which he was primarily indebted, io the ever-salient mind of ALEXANDER Knox."

BISHOP JEBB, Extract from his new Edition of

Burnet's Lives, Introduction, p. xxix.

E. & L. Merriam, .. .. Printers,

Brookfield, Mass.

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