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We feel inclined to ask with great diffidence whether Dr. Vaughan recognizes any distinction between an ordinary sermon and one that is intended for publication? If he is of opinion that what is good enough to be preached is fit for print, and that opinion is endorsed by the world at large, we have no objection to make to the present volume. The sermons contained in it certainly come from the surface of the doctor's.

mind, not from its depths, and though no doubt excellent in effect when aided by the charm of voice and manner, seem to us scarcely adapted for the meditative mood. Still there may be those who never tire of dwelling on the Sermon on the Mount ; such persons may be gratified to know that they may enjoy this pleasure in Dr. Vaughan's recent volume, and at the same time assist in the good work of rebuilding his parish schools.