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THE Editor has inserted the whole of the sacred text, and has arranged the Commentary in sections of suitable length for family reading. He has taken no liberty with the author's doctrinal views, having only joined the notes upon a single verse into a connected comment, where it could be done; and has occasionally changed the person, to prevent the difficulty of using it in the family circle. The intrinsic worth of the author, and the spirit of tical piety which is diffused throughout the whole Comment on the Four Evangelists, has led the editor to hope that, through the divine blessing, the work may prove profitable to every sincere Christian and that the author, though dead, may yet speak to the edification of the Church of Christ, and the furtherance of his religion in the world.
CHAPTER II.- -A. D. 1722-1748.
He obtains the Living of Wintringham-Refuses to seek further
preferment-He is noticed by his Diocesan-His Marriage,
birth and death of his only child-His change of views on the
subject of religion-Deep exercises of his mind-The Mystics
Publishes Lectures on the Church Catechism-State of the Parish
-Methodism-Letters to a Lady, to the Rev. S. Walker, to
the Rev. John Wesley, on leaving the Church-His Preface to
Mr. Walker visits Mr. Adam-His account of his visit-Mr.
Adam writes his Lectures on the Gospel by St. Matthew; and
Diary-Ministerial success at South Firraby-Anecdotes-Mr.
Adam's curates-The good effects of his expostulation with a
His Paraphrase on the Epistle to the Romans-Visited by John
Thornton, Esq.--Prayer to be used in a season of pain-Letters
to Colonel Pownall-He publishes a volume of Sermons-Letters
Exercises of his mind in the prospect of death-Care for his
parishioners-Prayer to be used in his study-A dedication of
himself to God-A word to his successor- -His death, burial,
and his will-His character-Excellences-Defects—Address
to the Clergy, by the Rev. J. Stillingfleet-His character—
Letters relating to Mr. Adam's Life, from the Rev. J. Burnett,
the Rev. Robert Storry, the Rev. Henry Venn, and Colonel