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THE Editor, in giving the listory of the Work of Redemption has followed 1e fourth Edinburgh Edition, printed in the yea
1793. This is according to the form to which je manuscript was reduced by Dr. Erskine, and ppears to have been printed with uncommon accural, probably under the eye of the Doctor. This is peerred to the London Edition, published in the yeo *08 by Mr. PITCHER. The Editor of this Editin, though he appears to have been conscientiously freful to preserve the sentiments of Mr. EDWARD, has so varied the style, that we cease to rely thi what we read is the compo. sition of the original rathor. : The copious notes attached to this Editio were evidently designed to embellish the work, an, render it more acceptable among literary men. Try are: thoughi to be of no advan. tage to the reput/tion of the aürkor, and but in very few instances tobe of any considerable importance to elucidate his pork. Some of our subscribers may have expecter to see them inserted; but if it had been expedient, ve had absolutely no room for them.
WORCETER, 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 pusuaded, deem themselves much indebted to the Reveren Mr. EDWARDS of Newhaven for consenting to put them. Though the acute philosopher and deep diine 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 opposcrs of the ruih, led him to give abstract and metaphysical réasanings. The manıscript being entrusted to my care, Ibique:1101*presumed n make any change in the sentiments or przposition. I have, however, taken the liberig ro 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.
EDINBURGH, April 29, 1774,