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CONDITIONS OF SUCCESS

THREE LECTURES

DELIVERED BEFORE THE STUDENTS OF THE UNION
THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, NEW YORK,

JANUARY 13, 20, 27, 1375.

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PREFATORY NOTE.

In marking out the course of thought to be pursued in the following lectures the writer of this note had no more intention of preparing a volume, however slight, on the best method of preaching the Gospel, than he had of composing a treatise on Ethics, or an essay on Fine Art. His only design was, in compliance with the invitation of the honored President and Faculty of the Union Theological Seminary, to say some words to the students of that institution, especially to those of the senior class, on his own experience in preaching without notes, and on the lessons which this had taught him as to the most effective mode of preparing for

the work.

The one lecture which at first was contemplated grew into three; and if the three had been multi

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