The Life and Character of John Howe: With an Analysis of His Writings (Classic Reprint)by Henry Rogers
The preface to the first edition of this work contained an apology for some too probable negligences and inaccuracies, which, from the unavoidable rapidity with which the work was written - though the subject and materials had been long meditated - might be found in the
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The preface to the first edition of this work contained an apology for some too probable negligences and inaccuracies, which, from the unavoidable rapidity with which the work was written - though the subject and materials had been long meditated - might be found in the composition. The work has now received a careful revision, and it is hoped that many, if not all, such blemishes are removed. For the most part, however, the work is left as it was. It is true that twenty-five years cannot pass with any man, who in any measure "lives to learn," without producing changes of judgment and of taste; and possibly some of the passages in this work might have been expressed more concisely if they had been written now. I have indulged myself, however, in little more than verbal alterations, as it is easier to rebuild from the foundation than to alter a fabric in detail; such attempts seldom end in anything else than spoiling both the old and the new.
Omitting, for the reasons above assigned, the introductory paragraphs of the former preface, I retain only such portions as must be equally appropriate to every edition.
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