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1. A Discovery of Man's vinced Sinner's Care and
Natural State ; or, The Cure.
Guilty Sinner Convicted. ||III. The Christian's Duty
in Christ: or, The Con- sonal & Family Religion.
By the late Rev. Mr. THOMAS HALYBURTON,
PRINTED BY DAVID HOGAN,
THE UNITED STATES' BANK,
Tappan Pusti, Gp R E F A C E.
WERE it not to anfiuer the expectation of readers, and comply with the custom of writers, the following book might be ventured out to the world, without either preface, introduction, or recommendation, the very title-page containing enough to entitle it to a careful and candid reading and perufal.
The worth and credit of the author is sufficiently epablished among such as have any taste of piety or learning.
By the history of his life, which has met with very good acceptance, it appears that he was a man of God, one whom ke had set apart for himself. How diffinit and pointed was he in observing the Lord's way and work, in bringing him to himself!, ' And where can, we see a brighter example, in these latter days of the world, of the humbling exercises and comfortable enjoyment of Chrislians, than in the author ?
How exciting and edifying is. it, to see how close he walked with God in his secret intercourse with him, in his domestic relations, and family devotions, in his public and ministerial work, and his conversation before the world, setting the Lord always before him, and acknowledging him in all his ways !
May we not then expect something very well worth our while, in the performance of one of such a character? One that had the contents of the book written upon his own heart, before he preached them to his people, and was a living and lively witness and example of the great and grave truths now exhibited to public view.
- However little this part of his character may take with the multitude, yet these truly serious, who valued him while living, and have an honour for his memory when dead, will, no doubt, take pleasure to see how the great purposes in the book were managed by such an excellent hand; and the 'brethren that were concerned in the publishing of it, can, with a good deal of assurance, say, that the experience, upon perusing, will answer the expectations raised, of meeting with a spirit of seriousness and piéty breathing in it, and a great deal of folid judgment and diflinct thought, and