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upon me to assure every faithful minister of the word, that so studying and so applying it he will find at length the value of his services felt and appreciated as it deserves to be.
But let us not forget our peculiar dangers, nor the peculiar wants of the present age. For such study, and such application of study, where interests so momentous are involved, an order of men no doubt must be set apart, and leisure must be afforded them. Let not leisure generate indolence. Let us, for example, derive aid and strength from the labours of our predecessors, but let us not live upon them altogether. Much less let us perpetuate the errors of others, and contentedly receive and transmit in our turn weak and unsound arguments, and texts of Scripture misapplied. And, beyond a question, an indolent clergy will be especially unsuited to the present age. One of the prevailing dangers of the age is an undue exaltation of the human intellect. The true way to meet the danger is to shew forth the beauty of the highest intellectual and moral culture united; and demonstrate the intrinsic superiority of true wisdom above mere knowledge. We are all agreed, indeed, that the people must be taught: but perhaps we are not yet sufficiently agreed upon the manner of teaching them. We are scarcely yet aware of the peculiar importance,
BY THE REV. HENRY HEAP, A. M.
VICAR OF BRADFORD,
And Chaplain to the Right Honourable Lord Howard de Walden.
PUBLISHED BY REQUEST.
SOLD BY C. & J. RIVINGTON, RATCHARD, AND SEELEY & SONS ;
ALSO, BY T. INKERSLEY & co. BRADFORD.