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PRINCIPAL, AND PRIMARIUS PROFESSOR of Theology, ST. MARY's CoILEGE, ST. ANDREWs,
B O S T O N :
59 W A SH IN G TO N S T RE ET.
THE substance of these sketches was delivered in a series of Lectures at the Edinburgh Philosophical Institution during the past spring. I mention this not to excuse their publication, which I had designed from the first, but to account for a rapidity and summariness of statement, and certain oral peculiarities of style, which will be sufficiently obvious here and there. I cannot expect that in their present shape, and by the general public, they will be received with the same indulgent interest as they were received by the large audiences whose presence honored
their delivery; but I trust they may be found