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RECTOR OF ST. PETER'S, AND
EVENING LECTURER AT ST. MARY'S, CHESTER.
"We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the
UNTIL HE COMES.
J. HATCHARD & SON, PICCADILLY;
TO THE RIGHT REVEREND
BIRD SUMNER, D. D.
LORD BISHOP OF CHESTER.
You have kindly permitted me to offer this volume of Sermons to you, and while I hope that I look far higher than to any child of man for approval, I do sincerely wish that they may please you.
It is not from any mere compliment that I would address a dedication to you. When I was an ignorant and unsettled youth, I became indebted, under God, to your writings for many of those clear views and deep impressions, which have since gladdened my whole existence. I now rejoice that owing