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OF THE LATE
REV. THOMAS SCOTT, D. D.
(AUTHOR OF THE COMMENTARY ON THE HOLY BIBLE,)
WITH OCCASIONAL OBSERVATIONS.
BY JOHN SCOTT, A. M.
TO WHICH IS ADDED
SCOTT'S FORCE OF TRUTH.
In presenting this volume to the public, I cannot but acknowledge with lively gratitude the manner in which the account that I was enabled to give of the Author's life has been received. This has been such as to inspire the hope that that work may prove extensively useful, both directly in itself, and indirectly by exciting. a fresh, and, in many instances, a more unprejudiced attention to his numerous writings.
At the same time I am sensible that the success of my former volume may not unnaturally produce some feelings of distrust with regard to the present. An apprehension may arise, that I have been induced to collect and print, without sufficient discrimination, whatever had fallen from the pen of one to whom the religious public has shewn so marked a regard. Such an apprehension, if it exist, can be removed only by the work itself. I feel, however, a considerable degree of confidence, that the present publication will be not only excused but approved. I do not take upon me to affirm that every letter and every paper, here printed, might, when taken alone, have merited such a distinction ; but I do trust that, viewed altogether, the contents of the volume will be found both interesting and useful, and in many parts highly valuable.
Before I close these prefatory remarks I would advert to a subject of somewhat greater importance.