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PREACHED IN ST. JAMES'S CHAPEL,
THE REV. THOMAS GRIFFITH, A. B.
LATE MINISTER OF THAT CHAPEL.
I submit the following Sermons to the public, not without reluctance, yet with humble confidence in Him whose cause and whose religion they are intended to promote.
I would not, of myself, have chosen for my sentiments the unstudied form in which they now appear; for I do not think that discourses written only for the pulpit are suitable for the press. The class of composition I conceive to be entirely different. For the pulpit there is required that commonness of topics which the exigencies of a congregation demand; that slightness of construction which permits the passing lightly over many points, and the dwelling disproportionally on others; that authority of statement which becomes the Mi