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PRINCIPAL, AND PRIMARIUS PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY, ST. MARY'S COLLEGE, ST. ANDREWS,
AUTHOR OF "THEISM” (BURNET PRIZE TREATISE), ETC.
(HOULD AND LINCOLN,
59 WASHINGTON STREET.
NEW YORK: SUELDON AND COMPANY.
CINCINNATI: GEORGE S. BLANCHARD.
The substance of these sketches was delivered
in a series of Lectures at the Edinburgh Philo
sophical Institution during the past spring. I
mention this not to excuse their publication,
which I had designed from the first, but to account for a rapidity and summariness of statement, and certain oral peculiarities of style,
which will be sufficiently obvious here and there.
I cannot expect that in their present shape, and
by the general public, they will be received with
the same indulgent interest as they were received
by the large audiences whose presence honored
their delivery; but I trust they may be found