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SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, AND CO., AND R. HUNTER, LONDON.

OLIVER AND BOYD, EDZNDCRGJ.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

In offering to the public, the present complete edition of the works of this great American classic, the Publishers feel themselves called upon, briefly to state the general reasons which have induced them to undertake the task of introducing to their countrymen, in a newer, more accessible, and more popular form, a writer who has not yet, as they conceive, taken that place among the original and masterful minds of the age, to which his singular merits so justly entitle him. Impressed themselves, with a feeling of deep and respectful admiration for one of the most profound and vigorous thinkers of the day—a man honoured and reverenced by all classes of his countrymen, and by men of every variety of religious opinion, not merely for his great talents, but for the enlightened wisdom and benevolence, which shed so pure a lustre over his writings and his public character,—they feel it to be a duty, and they consider it a privilege, to extend the range of his usefulness, by assisting to send his works through society, in a form, cheap, and adapted to the present habits and tastes of the reading world. The present is the only complete edition of Channing's Works which has yet been published—the Publishers having been enabled to enrich it with several articles which have not appeared in any collected copy of his writings, -while the price is but half that of the Boston and London edition. They have considered it proper, also, to throw his Sermons chiefly into the second volume—those only upon the Evidences of Christianity, being introduced into the first. By this arrangement, they have brought before the reader, in a consecutive form, the whole of those exquisitely beautiful and

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