1 The Editor may here state, what cannot be unknown to many of his readers, that there are some of the sermons of our early Divines, which, from various circumstances, are not, as entire discourses, available for a publication like the present. From such, however, as also from works which do not come under the appellation of Pulpit discourses, striking and useful passages will be given from time to time, when they can be inserted without interfering with those complete discourses which will form the body of this work.
2 The Sermon is founded on the whole Chapter, which was the lesson for the day, in the Church of England service.
3 Universal faith.
4 It should be observed that other commentators have taken other views of the meaning of this parable.
5 Greatest or entire hinderance.
8 Covered over, weighed down.
10 Alluding to the political troubles of that day.
11 Cried out against it.
12 The cattle of Edinburgh was shooting against the exiled for Christ Jesus' sake.