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DIVINITY

SCHOOL
HARVARD

UNIVERSITY

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THIRD EDITION.

LIBRARY.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY CROCKER AND BREWSTER,

47 Washington Street.
NEW YORK :-J. LEAVITT,

182 Broadway.

1830.

DISTRICT OF MAINE, TO WIT:

District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-fifth day of February, A. D. 1830, and in the fifty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, MRS. ANN L. Payson, of said district, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof she claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

“A Memoir of the Rev. Edward Payson, D. D. late Pastor of the Second Church in Portland. Bene orasse est bene studuisse.-Luther. Shirley & Hyde, Printers. 1830."

In conformity to the act of the congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;" and also to an act, entitled, “An Act supplementary to an act, entitled, 'An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ; and for extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."

J. MUSSEY,

Clerk of the District of Maine. A true copy as of record,

Attest, J. MUSSEY, Clerk D. C. Maine.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

In revising this work for a new edition, the compiler has carefully considered the various suggestions for its improvement which have been offered by his friends. Of these, some he has adopted wholly, others in part: from others, again, he has felt himself constrained to dissent; not for want of due deference to the judgment which dictated them, nor from any partiality for his own; but partly in consequence of remonstrances against the alterations last alluded to, proceeding from sources equally entitled to respect. The ultimate decision, in every case, he supposed, should rest with him, whose it is to sustain the responsibility. The mere critic, however, he never expected to please. In estimating a work of this kind, judgment should be tempered with devotion. Hence, in deciding on the use to be made of the numerous remarks of his friendly advisers, who differed widely from each other, he has given the preference to the opinions of those, who, other things being equal, were, as he had reasons to think, most skilled in the science of the heart, and in the practice of devotion; "who,” in the language of the apostle, “by reason of use, have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil." Several erasures have been the consequence, by which it is hoped the imperfections of the book have been diminished. Some omissions have also been supplied, and such portions of the work as are most liable to abuse, guarded more strongly against perversion. By en

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