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OF THE LATE

REV. ASAHEL NETTLETON, D. D.

CONSISTING OF

SERMONS, OUTLINES AND PLANS OF SERMONS, BRIEF OBSERVATIONS

ON TEXTS OF SCRIPTURE, AND MISCELLANEOUS REMARKS.

COMPILED AND PREPARED FOR THE PRESS,

BY BENNET TYLER, D. D.
President and Professor of Christian Theology in the Theological Institute of Connecticut.

HARTFORD:

PUBLISHED BY ROBINS AND SMITH,

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OF THE LATE

REV. ASAHEL NETTLETON, D. D.

CONSISTING OF

SERMONS, OUTLINES AND PLANS OF SERMONS, BRIEF OBSERVATIONS

ON TEXTS OF SCRIPTURE, AND' MISCELLANEOUS REMARKS.

COMPILED AND PREPARED FOR THE PRESS,

BY BENNET TYLER, D. D.

President and Professor of Christian Theology in the Theological Institute of Connecticut,

HARTFORD:

• PUBLISHED BY ROBINS AND SMITH,

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1845, by

ROBINS AND SMITH, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Connecticut.

Press of
CASE, TIFFANY AND BURNHAM,

Hartford, Conn.

PREFACE.

The friends of Dr. Nettleton, especially those of them who were favored with the privilege of listening to those lucid and striking exhibitions of divine truth which fell from his lips in the pulpit, and in private conversation, have expressed deep regret that he did not commit more of his thoughts to writing. The fact that he did not, is to be attributed to the peculiar circumstances in which he was placed. In the early part of his ministry, while he enjoyed vigor of body and mind, he was almost constantly laboring in revivals of religion, and he was so much occupied in teaching publicly and from house to house, that he had but little time for the use of his pen. He was led to adopt the practice of preaching without writing, and this became his usual and habitual mode of preaching. The consequence was, that he never acquired the habit of writing with facility, and it eventually became rather an irksome employment. He wrote but few sermons, and scarcely any in full. There are very few, if any, of those which are contained in this volume, which were not considerably enlarged by extempore remarks at the time of delivery. And the skeleton's of many of his discourses, if they were ever written, have not been preserved. But still, his manuscripts, few and imperfect as they are, contain many valuable thoughts which ought not to be lost to the world.

A very strong desire has been manifested, in different quarters, that a volume should be compiled from Dr. Nettle

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