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- REV. HENRY BLUNT, A.M.,

RECTOR OF STREATHAM, SURREY;

LATE FELLOW OF PEMBROKE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE ; AND CHAPLAIN

TO HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF RICHMOND.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:

J. HATCHARD & SON, 187, PICCADILLY;
AND HAMILTON, ADAMS, & CO., PATERNOSTER ROW.

1839

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PREFACE.

IN selecting the life of the Prophet Elisha for the subject of the Author's annual lectures, he was chiefly influenced by the feeling, that he had not yet commented upon the Scripture biography of a Prophet of the Most High. And if he were to make a selection from among these eminent servants of God, he knew of no one who possessed so many of the common sympathies of our nature,

or whose actions and example might be more

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