IT may be necessary to explain that, while a number of friends were of opinion that the Christian public would appreciate a collection of Mr. Spurgeonís Speeches, Mr. Spurgeon himself is not responsible for the present publication, having neither suggested, nor had any hand in, the compilation of this volume. The pieces are in the main given as they originally appeared; in the majority of instances the author is made to speak in the first person; but this is not the case throughout. The reader will also find that the principal subjects are admirably reported, while some, which are more brief, have not been taken down with like care and. fullness. The book as a whole, however, is worthy of careful study, and a very wide circle of readers will doubtless hail its appearance with keen satisfaction.
London, September 10th, 1878.