Most of the pieces in this collection are out of print, and as there is occasionally some inquiry for them the publisher has taken this method of supplying the demand. The author has availed himself of this opportunity to make some verbal changes, and to add here and there a note.


"There is one department of knowledge, which like an ample palace contains within itself mansions for every other knowledge; which deepens and extends the interest of every other, gives it new charms and additional purpose; the study of which, rightly and liberally pursued, is beyond any other entertaining, beyond all others tends at once to tranquillize and enliven, to keep the mind elevated and steadfast, the heart humble and tender: it is biblical theology — the philosophy of religion, and the religion of philosophy." — Coleridge.