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SERMONS

PREACHED AT

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.

BY

SAMUEL EDGER, B.A., LOND.

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AUCKLAND:
PUBLISHED BY E. WAYTE, BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER,

QUEEN STREET,

1870.

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PREFACE.

THESE sermons are published--and they were

I preached—for that comparatively very small class of people who make religion an earnest study, because they expect to find in it a power to invigorate the mind, and to elevate human life. To these alone I feel called upon to speak, for the simple reason that I am not conscious of the fitness to speak to any others. Such, I trust, will not be wholly disappointed ; at least, if they will read in quiet moments, when reflection is neither difficult nor unpleasant. To that very large class—who expect a sermon to be an “ eloquent” reiteration of what they never once doubted(I cannot say what they believe), and who would be very much surprised and perhaps grieved to hear from a preacher anything they had not heard before, or anything they could doubt; to that other large class (it is to be feared exceedingly large in Auckland), to whom church

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