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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.
THOUGH fully aware of the growing interest which is taken in all that concerns God's ancient people and the land of their inheritance-the birth-place and cradle of Christianity, yet I was not prepared to expect that within little more than eight months the first two thousand copies of so unpretending a volume as this would be exhausted. Such, however, being the case, I issue a second large impression with thankfulness and hope. I have done but little beyond correcting such errors as were incidental to the rapid composition and publication. of the first.
The gratifying reception with which this volume has been honoured, encourages my desire to produce a supplementary one, in which I might endeavour to work out the argument for a literal fulfilment of prophecy, based upon a view of the physical condition of the Holy Land, and the history and present state of the Jewish people; but the pastoral oversight of a densely-populated manufacturing parish forbids that
continuity of research and application which an early accomplishment of such an undertaking would demand. I can therefore prosecute it only in those moments of leisure, which are "few and far between ;" and though I may hope somewhat, I cannot under present circumstances promise much, however unwilling to relinquish the object of my desire.
PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION.
THE kind reception which the two previous editions of the "PASTOR'S MEMORIAL" have met with, induces me to add a third, in the humble hope that I have neither travelled nor written in vain. The present edition is an exact reprint of the former ones.
My altered position will, I trust, favour my avowed desire to take up the subject of "THE LITERAL FULFILMENT OF PROPHECY;" and the encouragement bestowed on the present work, gives me the earnest of a cordial reception of future efforts.
ST. JOHN'S WOOD, LONDON,