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The first of the two following tracts was written by Mr. Locke, to be prefixed to his Paraphrase and Notes on some of the Epistles of St. Paul. That great man rendered the most important services to religion by his different publications; and has contributed, perhaps more than any other individual, to give correct views respecting the proper method of studying the scriptures. Even if he had not been the first metaphysician of any age, he would still be remembered as the first among the English theologians of his own age.
His Paraphrase and Notes constitute perhaps the best exposition for popular use, of the Epistles to which they relate, that has yet appeared in our own language.