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THE Editor, in giving the History of the Work of Redemption has followed the fourth Edinburgh Edition, printed in the yeay 1793. This is according to the form to which ile manuscript was reduced by Dr. Erskine, and (ppears to have been printed with uncommon accurao, probably under the eye of the Doctor. This is pokerred to the London Edition, published in the year 08 by Mr. PITCHER. The Editor of this Edition, though he appears to have been conscientiously careful to preserve the sentiments of Mr. EDWARDS, has so varied the style, that we cease to rely thd what we read is the composition of the original Author. The copious notes attached to this Editioj werë evidentiy designed to embellish the work, and render it more acceptable among literary men. They are thoughị to be of no advan.

: tage to the reputdtion of the author, and but in very few instances to be of any considerable importance to elucidate his work. Some of our subscribers may have expected to see them inserted; but if it had beers expedient, we had absolutely no room for them.

WORCESTER, April, 1808.

T THE EDINBURGH EDITION.

THEr w., have a relish for the study of the scriptures, and have access to peruse the following sheets, will, I am posuaded, deem themselves much indebted to the Reveren Mr. EDWARDS of Newhaven for consenting to pude them. Though the acute philosopher and deep drine appears in them, yet they are in the general better alculated for the insiruction and improvement of ordina:y Christians, than those of President EDWARDS's wrrings, where the abstruse nature of the subject, or the subtle objections of opposers of the built, led

him to rive abstract and metaphysical réasanings. The manıscript being entrusted

. : to my care, I. fidue:1102 presumed o make any change in the sentimentis or:

coupostion. I have, however, taken the liberiġ to reduce it from the form of sermons, which it originally bore, to that of a continued treatise ; and I have so altered and diversified the marks of the several divisions and subdivisions, that each class of heads might be easily distinguished.

JOHN ERSKINE.

EDINBURGH, April 29, 1774.

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