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The preceding paragraphs combine the Narrative prefixed to the standard edition of “ The Theological Works of Isaac Barrow,” published in eight octavo volumes by the University of Oxford, in 1830. But another edition of Barrow's Works subsequently was issued at Edinburgh, in 1842, with a Life of the Author, by the Rev. James Hamilton.

For this American copy, both those editions, that of Oxford and that of Edinburgh, have been carefully collated. As it was decided to leave Mr. Hill's Biographical Narrative entire'; the more recent Memoir of Mr. Hamilton was compared with it; and to avoid superfluous repetitions, the passages which Mr. Hamilton had literally extracted from Mr. Hill's account have been expunged; otherwise Mr. Hamilton's sketch is appended complete; thus adding largely to the portraiture which Mr. Hill had given of the renowned author.

The Indexes which are subjoined, have been compiled expressly for this edition ; which is more perfect than either of the European copies—as it includes all the matter of both, besides the Indexes, which to every Reader, and especially to Students, and Literary Men, for facility of reference and use, highly enhance the value of the works by this profound and erudite Theologian.

New York,
January 11, 1845.

XIII. Not to OFFEND IN WORD, AN EVIDENCE OF HIGH VIRTUE.

James iii. 2.—" If any man offend not in word, he is a perfect man.

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