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REV. DR. MUIR, AND THE REV. DR. GORDON,
PRINTED FOR WAUGH AND INNES ;
2, HUNTER SQUARE, AND 41, HANOVER STREET.
J. HATCHARD & SON, AND JAMES NISBET, LONDON.
The following note from the Reverend Dr. GORDON, Minister of the New North Church, Edinburgh, relative to the First Edition, of which the sheets were sent him when passing through the press, was received by Mr. Waugh, one of the Publishers, with permission to insert it.
Edinburgh, October 29, 1827. My Dear Sir,
I think you will render an important service to the Christian world, by the republication of the Memoir and Letters of Mrs. Huntington. The Volume appears to me to be a very valuable
and, if I am not greatly mistaken, will soon occupy a high place among works of Christian Biography.
I am, My Dear Sir,
The Reverend Dr. Muir, Minister of the New Grey Friars Church, Edinburgh, has also sent him, for the purpose of insertion in the Second Edition, the fol. lowing statement regarding this work, of which, at the time of the First being transmitted to him in the course of printing, he had expressed the most favourable opinion.
An application for the Subscriber's name, in approval of these Memoirs, having been renewed on their coming to the Second Edition, he feels unable again to decline the request; though he has still the same reason for-withholding it_his conviction how little the success of the Work can possibly be promoted by such a testimony as his.
He has read these pages with deep interest. The character they illustrate shows well, he thinks, what the principles of Christianity are fitted to produce. These principles are here to be seen in much of their genuine exemplification. They are especially cast under the action of those strong tests which the bitterness of domestic sorrow produces. They sustain the trial, and appear coming pure and bright out of it. No unnatural force of mind under affliction is exhibited. The sufferer is often overwhelmed. But, after all, resignation and meekness and decision in the sphere of active duty, are as conspicuous as the tenderness of that sensibility which the quick ordeal has at once melted and refined.
Elinburgh, April 9, 1828.