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Wher reading such lives as those of Brainerd and Doddridge, I have often stood amazed,
I could almost say envious of their power to sustain a real and spiritual intercourse with
Heaver. for large portions of a whole day.-Thomas Chalmers, D.D.

BY REV. THOMAS BRAINERD, D.D.
PASTOR OF “OLD PINE STREET CHURCH," PHILADELPHIA.

PHILADELPHIA:
PRESBYTERIAN PUBLICATION COMMITTEE,

1334 CHESTNUT STREET.
NEW YORK: A. D. F. RANDOLPH,

770 BROADWAY.

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LIBRARY OF THE LELAND STANFORD UNIVERSITY.

This Volume is Electrotyped by the liberality of

COLONEL H. S. McCOMB,
of the Central Presbyterian Church,

Wilmington, Delaware.

a 40063

MAR 29 1900

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by the

PRESBYTERIAN PUBLICATION COMMITTEE, in the Cleri's Office of the District Court of the United States in and for the

Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Electrotyped by L. Johnson & Co., Philadelphia.

JAS. B. RODGERS, PR..
52 & 54 Yorth Sixth Street. Phila.

PREFACE.

THE inclination of the author has heretofore led

him to “hoe short rows” in the field of literature. He has edited a Child's Paper, a Youth's Magazine, a Religious Newspaper, and aided in a Quarterly. He has printed articles in Literary Monthlies, published Sermons and Tracts often; but this is his first attempt in making a book. If he have but imperfectly succeeded, there need be no alarm among his friends: he is not likely to repeat the offence. Dr. Livingstone, after escaping from sixteen years' travel and peril in Africa, said he would rather repeat his journey than rewrite his journal.” We sympathize with him.

The author's full professional labors and incidental duties have so absorbed his time and taxed his energies, that leisurely, discriminating, and accurate authorship would imply a miracle of self

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