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OF

THE ENTIRE WORKS

OF

illiam Ellery
W. E. CHANNING, D.D.

PUBLISHED

UNDER THE CARE OF THE REV. R. E. B. MACLELLAN.

COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

BELFAST:

SIMMS AND M INTYRE.

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CONTENTS.

Page

V

Preface ....

Remarks on the Character and Writings of John Milton.....

1

Remarks on the Life and Character of Napoleon Bonaparte: Part I. 37

Part II....... 72

Remarks on the Character and Writings of Fenelon

87

The Importance and Means of a National Literature

112

Remarks on the Formation of Associations

132

The Moral Argument against Calvinism .....

160

The Union

173

Remarks on Education

192

Slavery

202

Chapter 1.-Property

207

II.-Rights........

214

III.—Explanations

223

IV.–The Evils of Slavery

227

V.-Scripture

248

VI.-Means of Removing Slavery....

252

VII.-Abolitionism

260

VIII.—Duties

268

Notes

. 273

The Abolitionists, &c.

276

On the Annexation of Texas to the United States.....

288

On Catholicism, &c.

328

On Creeds

341

Address on Temperance

345

Address on Self-Culture

367

On the Elevation of the Labouring Classes

398

Remarks on the Slavery Question

438

The Present Age...........

488

Preaching Christ : Discourse at the Ordination of Rev. John Emery Abbot 505

War: Discourse before the Congregational Ministers of Massachusetts 515

Unitarian Christianity: Discourse at the Ordination of Rev. Jared Sparks 530

The Evidences of Revealed Religion : Discourse before the University in

Cambridge

552

The Demands of the Age on the Ministry: Discourse at the Ordination of

the Rev. E. S. Gannett ........

568

Unitarian Christianity most Favourable to Piety: Discourse at the Dedi-

cation of the Second Congregational Unitarian Church, New-York ... 581

The Great Purpose of Christianity: Discourse at the Installation of the

Rev. M. I. Motte

603

Likeness to God: Discourse at the Ordination of the Rev. F. A. Farley ... 613

The Duties of Children: Discourse delivered to the Religious Society in

Federal-street, Boston

628

Immortality

634

The Christian Ministry: Discourse at the Dedication of Divinity Hall,

Cambridge

641

Lecture on War

656

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THE present volume is, with the exception of one discourse, a republication of various tracts, which were called forth by particular occasions, and which were never intended to appear in their present form.—The reader cannot be more aware than I am, that they need many and great changes; but they would probably have never been republished, had I waited for leisure to conform them to my ideas of what they should be, or to make them more worthy of the unexpected favour which they have received. The articles, in general, were intended to meet the wants of the times when they were written, and to place what I deem great truths, within reach of the multitude of men. If the reader will bear in mind this design, some defects will more readily be excused. The second Review in particular, should be referred to the date of its original publication. Certain tracts, which drew a degree of attention on their first appearance, have been excluded from this volume. My reasons for so doing are various. Some have been omitted, because they seem to me of little or no worth; some, because they do not express sufficiently my present views; and some, because they owed their interest to events, which have faded more or less from the public mind. In their present form, I wish none of them to be found in a collection of my writings. I esteem it a privilege, that my writings have called forth many strictures, and been subjected to an unsparing criticism. I know that in some things I must have erred. I cannot hope, that even in my most successful efforts, I have done full justice to any great truth. Deeply conscious of my fallibleness, I wish none of my opinions to be taken on trust, nor would I screen any from the most rigorous examination. If my opponents have exposed my errors, I owe them a great debt; and should I fail, through the force of prejudice, to see and acknowledge my obligation to them in this life, I hope to do so in the future world. I have declined answering the attacks made on my writings, not from contempt of my opponents, among whom are men of distinguished ability and acknowledged virtue, but because I believed that I should do myself and others more good, by seeking higher and wider views, than by defending what I had already

* [Originally prefixed to “Reviews, Discourses, and Miscellanies. By William Ellery Channing."—Published at Boston, in 1830, in 1 vol. royal 8vo.]

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