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BY THE SAME AUTHOR.
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CRITICAL, EXPLANATORY, AND PRACTICAL,
BOOK OF PSALMS
IN THREE VOLUMES.
HAMILTON, ADAMS, & CO., PATERNOSTER ROW.
THESE Notes on the Book of Psalms complete my labours in endeavouring to explain and illustrate the sacred Scriptures. At my time of life,—with the partial failure of vision with which I have been afflicted for more than twelve years,—with the other cares and burdens resting on me, —and with the moral certainty that the infirmities of age, if I am spared, must soon come upon me, I could hope to accomplish no more ;-and I shall attempt no more.
These Notes were commenced more than twelve years ago, and were undertaken in pursuance of a desire long cherished. For this work I had been making preparation for several years previous by the collection of such Commentaries on the Psalms as I'could obtain, that might assist me in preparing something on this portion of the Sacred Volume that might at once be useful to others, and might make it my duty and privilege, in this the closing labour of my life in this department, to contemplate the beauties of this book by a close study,--an employment than which none could be more appropriate for one who looks at the end of all his earthly labours as rapidly approaching.
The work has been prosecuted with such leisure as I could command,—the whole of it having been written, as all my other Commentaries have been, in the early hours of the morning, uniformly closing my daily task in this