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ASTOR LEVIX A. SILDENYOUN
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand
eight hundred and fifty-two, by
HARPER & BROTHERS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District
of New York.
THESE volumes are published in compliance with a very general desire on the part of those who were acquainted with the late President Olin. The materials have been selected mainly from his manuscripts, and are given to the public with such corrections only as were deemed necessary for the full expression of the author's sentiments.
With the exception of the Discourse on the Death of the late Mrs. Garrettson, and that on the Early Training of Children, none of the sermons in this volume were designed by the author for publication. Some of them, it will be seen, are mere sketches, and lack that elaborate finish which distinguishes articles prepared by himself for the press. It is supposed they will not be the less acceptable on that account. They are full of thought, and suggestive; presenting a good idea of the forcible style and earnest manner of one who stood among the foremost in the first rank of impressive and effective preachers of the Gospel.
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