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OF

THE PREACHING

OF THE LATE

REV. ROWLAND HILL, A.M.,

BY THE

REV. EDWIN SIDNEY, A.M.

AUTHOR OF HIS LIFE, ETC. ETC.

“ The pulpit was his joy and his throne."

LONDON:
BALDWIN AND CRADOCK;
AND J. FLETCHER, NORWICH.

1837.

277.

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Norwich: PRINTED BY JOSIAH FLETCHER, UPPER HAYMARKET.

PREFACE.

So happily did Mr. Rowland Hill's moments pass in the pulpit, that he once exclaimed, “such delight do I feel in my work, that I could almost wish there might be preaching in heaven.” Never were the faculties of any human being more completely devoted to one object, than his were to the exercise of his ministry, and the motives which animated his exertions were as pure as they were powerful. His zeal was only equalled by the well known interest it excited in all parts of the kingdom, for a period of more than sixty years, and by his wonderful success. The style of his discourses was peculiar to

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