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The Remains of the Rev. Dr. Wharton, in addition to their literary and theological excellence, will commend themselves, for their author's sake, to a wide circle of companions and friends. Few men have lived more esteemed, or died more lamented, by the wise and good. The Editor esteems himself happy in the prospect of being associated in their regard with his respected and lamented friend.
When the present publication was undertaken, it was the confident expectation of the Editor, that Dr. Wharton's private papers would furnish materials for the fuller development and illustration of the earlier portions of his life. Application was also made to those of his relatives and friends who were thought most likely to possess information. In both these respects he has been disappointed, and very little has been obtained in addition to the matter from which the Sermon, preached on occasion of his death, was prepared. But the Memoir, though brief, will be interesting to those who knew its venerated subject. To all, it will present a singular and encouraging instance of the disenthralment of a vigorous mind and generous heart from the errors of inheritance and of education, by the simple power of truth; attested as to its entire singleness and purity of purpose by the kindness and charity which he always entertained, and habitually expressed, towards those from whose communion he had felt himself bound, in