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IN THE PARISH CHURCH OF CLAPHAM,
BY WILLIAM DEALTRY, B.D.F.R.S.
RECTOR OF CLAPHAM, SURREY; AND OF WATTON, HERTS; AND
LATE FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.
J. HATCHARD AND SON, 187, PICCADILLY.
H. N. BATTEN, CLAPHAM.
Many of the friendly hearers of the following Sermons have often expressed a wish to the Author, that he would publish some of his discourses. To that wish he has at length yielded ; not only from the belief that a volume so sent forth will meet with a kind reception from those who have thus urged its appearance, and who will see here recorded the general character of the preaching which they have been accustomed to hear ; but in the hope also that it will probably be read by many more, within the immediate sphere of his labours, for whom he is equally anxious, and who, even if not in the habit of perusing the discourses of others, may yet be induced to take up those of their parochial minister. He has been influenced yet further by the conviction, that the benefit