Owing to the Author's decease within a comparatively short time of their delivery, these "Eleven Lectures," reported in shorthand, were denied the advantage of the Lecturer's careful revision for which they were waiting before being committed to the printers. Under the circumstances, the Editor has thought it best to depart as little as possible from the reporter's transcript, and counts therefore upon the reader's kind indulgence in regard to any imperfections that may appear in the work. Repetitions there are throughout, as must be, more or less, in the case of oral delivery.
It may interest the reader to know that the Author's "Notes on the Book of Job" appeared in 1879; his "Three Lectures" on the same Book in 1909; and now his latest commentary. in the Volume here put forth. They will be found mutually complementary, and most helpful. May the Lord richly bless these Addresses to His own for their comfort and encouragement in trial, that they may, from the heart, be able to say with the apostle: "Ye . . . have seen the end of the Lord; that THE LORD IS VERY PITIFUL, AND OF TENDER MERCY" (Jam_5:11).