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BY RALPH WARDLAW,
WHICH OCCASIONED THE VINDICATION.”
Admoneri nos decet, ut DOCILITATE, magis quam acumine, in istam quæstionem incumbere, curæ sit.”-CALVIN. “ The MEEK He will guide in judgment, the MEEK will He teach his way."
Psal. XXV. 9.
AND ANDREW & JOHN M. DUNCAN, GLASGOW.
I FEEL peculiar satisfaction in inscribing this Volume to you, without your privacy, as a slight acknowledgment of obligations, which, I am fully sensible, can never be discharged. To Divine Providence, I am indebted, for all that a son can owe to an affectionate and pious father: -especially, for the inestimable blessing of early religious instruction, imparted with tender solicitude, sanctified by fervent prayer, and recommended by the force of consistent example. During a long and chequered pilgrimage, you have oft experienced the cheering influence of those blessed truths, which, in this and a former Volume, I have endeavoured to defend;—and have been enabled, “ without rebuke,” to exemplify their practi. cal efficacy, in the faithful discharge of all the personal and relative duties of public and private life.