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COMMERCIAL AND ORDINARY
AFFAIRS OF LIFE,
IN A SERIES OF DISCOURSES.
THOMAS CHALMERS, D.D.
MINISTER OF ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, GLASGOW.
Printed by James Starke, Trongate,
AND JAMES ROBERTSON, EDINBURGH;
G. & W. B. WHITTAKER; HURST, ROBINSON & Co. ;
B. J. HOLDSWORTH; AND J. NISBET, LONDON.
This volume can be regarded in no other light, than as the fragment of a subject far too extensive to be overtaken within a compass so narrow. There has only a partial survey been taken of the morality of the actions that are current among people engaged in merchandise; and with regard to the morality of the affections which stir in their hearts, and give a feverish and diseased activity to the pursuits of worldly ambition, this has scarcely been touched upon, save in a very general way in the concluding Discourse.
And yet, in the estimation of every cultivated Christian, this second branch of the subject