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UNDER THEIR PROPER HEADS.
SAMUEL CLARKE, D.D.
My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that
is gone out of my lips."-Ps. lxxxix. 34.
THOMAS NELSON AND SONS,
Publishers' Note to this Edition.
In a Sketch of CHARLES GEORGE GORDON by Rev. R. H. Baines and Major C. E. Brown, it is stated that the late General Gordon “made constant use of Dr. Samuel Clarke's Scripture Promises, a work of which, before leaving England for Khartoum, he presented a copy to each member of the Cabinet. He liked for his own use the edition published by T. Nelson and Sons, 1863, and marked the promises on pages 125 to 130.”
In answer to an inquiry on the part of the Publishers, they are favoured with a letter from Miss Gordon, in which she says,
“Mr. Barnes has forwarded your letter to me respecting the edition of Clarke's Scripture Promises used by my brother, General Gordon. I am sure he always used and gave away the small edition (the same as the enclosed), as it was more convenient for carrying in the pocket.”
The Publishers issue the present edition of Clarke's Scripture Promises in answer to very numerous applications for the Edition used by the late General Gordon.
The Bible is a Book of such transcen. dent worth, and so happily suited to all the parts and purposes of Christian life, that it can never be too much recommended to the world : every thing that allures the world to peruse it is a blessing to mankind. And though it is hard for our narrow capacities to grasp and take in the several distinguishing excellencies of it at one view, yet if we take a sepa. rate survey of the doctrines and duties, the promises and threatenings, the prophecies and histories, which are contained