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W. CURRY, JUNIOR, & CO., DUBLIN; AND W. M'COMB, BELFAST.
The Conductors of the Scottish Christian HERALD, in closing the Second Volume of the Work, feel themselves called upon to renew their expressions of gratitude to the Great Head of the Church for the ample encouragement and success which have crowned their past labours in the cause of Evangelical Truth and Righteousness. It has been their uniform endeavour at once to edify and interest their readers, and the extensive circulation which the Periodical has obtained, among all denominations of professing Christians, shows how fully the Public appreciate a work which combines with the advantage of emanating from a responsible body, and thereby affording a security for the respectability of its Contributors, the additional benefit of inculcating the principles and the precepts of Christianity, in such a form as, instead of offending, to be cordially welcomed from one end of the country to the other, by every devout follower of Jesus. And it is gratifying to have it in our power to add, that not merely in Scotland, and in the principal towns of England and Ireland, but in the Colonies and some parts of the Continent, the influence of this work has been felt and acknowledged.
The present Volume contains Articles from the pen of no fewer than One Hundred and Twenty-four Authors, clerical and lay, and the variety which the Conductors have thus been able to maintain, both in the subjects themselves and in the mode of treating them, has earned for the Scottish Christian Herald that widely-extended celebrity which, by the Divine blessing, it has reached. Literature, science, subjects of general interest, philanthropic and benevolent schemes, all viewed under a purely religious aspect, and mingled with discussions upon the evidences, and doctrines, and duties of our most holy faith, have imparted to our pages a rich and varied interest which has gained access for this little work to many a Christian home, and, we have reason to believe, to many a Christian heart.
In the same spirit, and with the same simplicity of intention, which has hitherto characterized their efforts, will the Conductors proceed in their design, trusting in the assistance of Him who has the hearts of all men in his hands, and to whose wise arrangements alone it is to be ascribed that their desire to promote His cause has been so nobly, and with such unexampled unanimity, responded to by all classes of their fellow-countrymen and fellow-Christians.
EDINBURGH, December, 1837.