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HISTORY OF ABRAHAM:
BY THE LATE
REV. HENRY BLUNT, A.M.,
RECTOR OF STREATHAM, SURREY ;
TO HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF RICHMOND.
J. HATCHARD & SON, PICCADILLY ;
TO THE FIRST EDITION.
In offering another unpretending little work to the notice of the public, the Author has great reason to express his gratitude to God for the undeserved and unexpected success with which the former volumes have been favoured. That this success ought to have commanded greater diligence upon the present occasion, he is ready to admit; while he is at the same time bound to confess that increasing occupation in ministerial engagements, equal in importance to the more public duties of the pulpit, has
very much withheld him from such additional attention as he could most earnestly have desired to bestow.
On this, as upon former occasions, he would disavow all claims to originality of exposition, to depth of criticism, to beauty or elaborateness of composition; his single attempt has been to speak plain truths in plain language; to convey to the hearts of the poorest and most uneducated of his hearers, by the aid of the Spirit of God, the doctrines and precepts of Scripture, as illustrated in the life of a faithful servant of God.
Coveting, earnestly the largest portion of the blessing of the God of ABRAHAM upon this most feeble instrument of good, and desiring to be content with the smallest portion of human approbation which may be awarded to it, the Author commits his little volume to the