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THE Editor, in giving the History of the
Work of Redemption has followed the fourth Edinburgh Edition, printed in the year 1793. This is
according to the form to which the manuscript was
reduced by Dr. ERSKINE, and appears to have been printed with uncommon accuracy, probably under the eye of the Doctor. This is preferred to the London
Edition, published in the year '88 by Mr. Pitch ER.
The Editor of this Edition, though he appears to
have been conscientiously careful to preserve the sentiments of Mr. EDw ARDs, has so varied the style, that we cease to rely that what we read is the compasition of the original author. tached to this Edition were evidently designed to embellish the work, and render it more acceptable among literary men. They are thought to be of no advan. tage to the reputation of the author, and but in very
few instances to be of any considerable importance to elucidate his work. Some of our subscribers amay
The copious notes at
have expected to see them inserted; but if it had been
expedient, we had absolutely no room for them.
WoRCESTER, Amril, 1808. - - -*