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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
JAN 15 19?
Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1839, by JAMES
MUNROE & Co., in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
METCALF, TORRY, AND BALLOU.
TO THE SECOND COLLECTION OF SERMONS.
The wish has been often expressed by the friends of Mr. Buckminster, particularly by those to whom his sermons were first addressed, that a further selection from them might be printed. The volume already published contains many of his most valued sermons, and the friends, by whom the choice was made, faithfully discharged their duty to the reputation of Mr. Buckminster, while subjecting it to the severe test of a posthumous publication. But those, who were his hearers, are aware that many of his sermons remained unpublished, not less adapted to the ends of religious instruction than those contained in the first volume.