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FROM the estimation in which the Letters of Miss Hill have been held by the readers of the first edition, the Author has been induced to select a few more of her Letters from those in his possession, and to subjoin them in an appendix to the present edition: and that this circumstance may not increase the size of the work, he has withdrawn a small part of LADY GLENORCHY'S Diary.
THE Author of these Annals is fully aware that they contain topics which may not prove interesting to the ordinary readers of biography. Should any who move in the higher circles of life, and seek their happiness in scenes of dissipation and folly, be induced to look into this volume, they will soon find themselves disappointed, because such persons can neither understand nor appreciate the nature of the life exhibited, which was a life of constant and unwearied devotedness to the service and glory of God. After a few pages have been read, the whole will most probably be thrown aside as destitute of entertaining incident, and the conduct delineated be branded with the common-place epithets of enthusiasm, fanaticism, and madness. But the Author confidently hopes, that by all who know the gospel in its spiritual character, these Annals will be read with heart-felt interest; not because they contain any thing strange and novel, or unfold