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TREASURY OF DAVID.

BOOKS BY REV. C. H. SPURGEON.

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THE TREASURY OF DAVID.-An original exposition of the book of

Psalms. Complete in seven volumes. 8vo, cloth, per volume, $2.00;

sheep, $2.75. PHILIP SCHAFF, D.D.: "The most important and practica: work of the age on the PSALTER. Full of the force and genius of this celebrated preacher and rich in selections from the entire range of literature.”

John Hall, D.D.: “Mr. Spurgeon's great work on the Psalms is without an equal as an exposition of that portion oi Scripture.

THEODORE L. CUYLER, D.D.: “I have used this work for five years and found it worthy of its name. Whoso goeth in there will find richapoils."

“WILLIAM M. TAYLOR, D.D: "In the exposition of ihe beari, «The Treas. ury of David is sui generis, rich in experience and pre-eminentiy devotional. The exposition is always fresh. To the preacher it is especially suggestive." MY SERMON NOPES.-Outline of sermons delivered in The Tabernacle,

London. Vol. I., Gen.-Prov.; Vol. II., Eccles.-Malachi; Vol. III., St. Matt. -Acts; Vol. IV., Rom.-Rev. 8vo cloth, each $1.00, Christian World, London : " Preachers of every grade will find some fresh suggestion under every head." ILLUSTRATIONS AND MEDITATIONS; or, Flowers from a Puritan's

Garden."-Disulled and dispensed by Rev. C. H. Spurgeon. 12mo, paper

25 cents; cloth, $1.00. Ledger, Philadelphia: "Thomas Manton, D.D., who died near the close of the seventeenth century, was a voluminous preacher and writer. He received praise from his contemporaries, which has been echred by every generation since. Mr. Spurgeon has selected the most triking and epigrammatíc passages of his writings and appended to each a 'meditation." THE CLEW OF THE MAZE; or, Modern Infidelity and How to Meet It.

Together with a series of non-religious papers, "'The Spare Half Hour."

Paper, 15 cents; cloth, 75 cents. Christian Herald, London: "As full of good things as an egg is of meat. Its treatment of the epidemic of skepticism is thorcugh." TALKS TO FARMERS.- A book of Nineteen Discourses to Farmers. 12mo,

cloth $1.00. Canada Baptist, Toronto: “It will be especially valuable to farmers, but all will enjoy the practical common sense, the abundance of ilustrative anecdote and the richness of imagery.” JOHN PLOUGHMAN'S TALK; or, Plain Advice to Plain People.

Bound in the same volume is Carlyle's Edinburgh address “On the Choice

of Books.” 4to, manilla, 12 cents. Watchman, London : “It is racy, pungent, plain, and to the point." JOHN PLOUGHMAN'S PICTURES; or, More of His Plain Talk to Plain

People.-Containing 39 quaint illustrations. Price, paper, 15 cents. Christian, London: "The very quintessence of uncommon common-sense." THE BIBLE AND THE NEWSPAPER; or, How to Garner Bible Truths

from Current News.-4to, manilla. Price, paper, 15 cents.

FUNK & WAGNALLS, Publishers, to and 12 Dey St., New York,

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NEW YORK:
FUNK & WAGNALLS, 10 AND 12 DEY STREET.

1886.

AUTHORIZATION.

Messrs. Funk Ev Wagnalls have entered into an arrangement with me to reprint THE TREASURY OF David in the United States. I have every confidence in them that They will issue it correctly and worthily. It has been the grat literary work of my life, and I trust it will be as kindly received in America as in England. I wish for Messrs. Funk success in a venture which must involve a great risk, and much outlay.” Dec. 8, 1881.

C. H. SPURGEON.

PREFACE.

At the end of all these years the last page of this Commentary is printed, and the seventh preface is requested. The demand sounds strangely in my ears. A preface when the work is done ? It can be only nominally a preface, for it is really a farewell. I beg to introduce my closing volume, and then to retire with many apologies for having trespassed so much upon my reader's patience.

A tinge of sadness is on my spirit as I quit “ The Treasury of David," never to find on this earth a richer storehouse, though the whole palace of revelation is open to me. Blessed have been the days spent in meditating, mourning, hoping, believing, and exulting with David ! Can I hope to spend hours more joyous on this side of the golden gate ? Perhaps not ; for the seasons have been very choice in which the harp of the great poet of the sanctuary has charmed my ears. Yet the training which has come of these heavenly contemplations may haply go far to create and sustain a peaceful spirit which will never be without its own happy psalmody, and never without aspirations after something higher than it yet has known. The Book of Psalms instructs us in the use of wings as well as words : it sets us both mounting and singing. Often have I ceased my commenting upon the text, that I might rise with the psalm, and gaze upon visions of God. If I may only hope that these volumes will be as useful to other hearts in the reading as to mine in the writing, I shall be well rewarded by the prospect.

The former volumes have enjoyed a singular popularity. It may be questioned if in any age a commentary so large, upon a single book of the Bible, has enjoyed a circulation within measurable distance of that which has been obtained by this work. Among all orders of Christians “ The Treasury " has found its way unrestrained by sectarian prejudice-another proof of the unity of the spiritual life, and the oneness of the food upon which it delights to feed.

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