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A Biographical Memoir.
THE REV. JOHN BAILLIE,
GONV. AND CAIUS COLL., CAMBRIDGE ;
AUTHOR OF THE “ LIFE OF ADELAIDE L. NEWTON,"
OF HEWITSON,” “LIFE STUDIES," ETC.
“No Doctor in the Church, after the Sacred Scriptures, is to be
No. 530 BROADWAY.
THE HON. AND REV.
SAMUEL WALDEGRAVE, M. A.,
Rector of Barford St. Martin, and Canon of Salisbury.
MY DEAR SIR.—The illustrious Church-father whose life is recorded in these pages, is not a stranger to you. In your Bampton Lectures, delivered some years ago before the University of Oxford, you worthily vindicated those great doctrines of grace in which St. Augustine gloried, and of which his personal life was so vivid a pattern. And I therefore inscribe this volume to you, assured that whatever abases the worm in the dust, and exalts and glorifies the God of grace, will meet from you a cordial welcome. Augustine was not perfect; but he was a
a meek and humble follower of the Lamb,--and, above all, he was a pastor who yearned over souls with a compassion which I know you feel to be the greatest of all wants in the ministry of our day. It is in the humble hope that God may use this book to quicken into new energy and devotedness some earnest souls, that I have sought to popularise the great preacher's life, and now send it forth on its errand.
Your faithful Brother in our one Lord,