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Charles Jordan.

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GLASGOW:

Printed by James Starke, Trongate,

FOR CHALMERS & COLLINS, GLASGOW;

A. CONSTABLE & Co.; W. BLACKWOOD; W. WHYTE & Co.; OLIVER & BOYD;
WAUGH & INNES; W. OLIPHANT; FAIRBURN & ANDERSON; MANNERS & MILLER;
AND JAMES ROBERTSON, EDINBURGH;

BALDWIN, CRADOCK & JOY; LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME & BROWN;
G. & W. B. WHITTAKER; HURST, ROBINSON & Co.;

T. HAMILTON; OGLE, DUNCAN & CO.; W. BAYNES & SON;

B. J. HOLDSWORTH; AND J. NISBET, LONDON.

1820.

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PREFACE.

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

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