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CRAIGNURE, ISLE OF MULL, Augst. 16th, 1884.
MAN OF ZEBULON, who 'handlest the pen of the writer,' and follower of Ezra and his band, who not only read in the law of God distinctly, but who also 'gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading,' peace be with you.
I suppose you are illustrating to yourself the wisdom as well as kindliness of the precept: 'Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.' Aren't you getting mouthfuls of such food as gives you strength to go on with your labourmany a refreshing thought, many a view of the King's treasures?
I have written to-day (being still in the country and somewhat at leisure) the enclosed pages, to form a brief 'Preface' to Samuel Rutherford's Sermons. Will you kindly read it over, and tell me if it meets your approbation ?
Yours truly, dear brother,
ANDREW A. BONAR,