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Contents and Preface to:

Memoir of the Last Illness and Death of the Late William Tharp Buchanan, Esq. of Ilfracombe

By

W. Shepherd

London: Religious Tract Society. Depository 56, Paternoster Row (1837). viii + 112pp.

Prepared by Michael Steer

This Contents and Preface were produced from a digital copy of the book, which can be downloaded from: https://books.google.com/. Google, in partnership with a number of public libraries has sought to make more widely accessible, old, hard-to-get books on which copyright has expired. A complete copy of the book in pdf as well as plain text can be downloaded at:
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An original copy held at the Institute of Theology, New York

PREFACE

THE following pages, which were intended for the press by the amiable and much lamented author, and which, owing to his repeated attacks of severe indisposition, he was prevented from publishing when living, are now printed with the design, not only of carrying in some measure into effect his intention, but also of preserving for the mournful satisfaction of his numerous and attached friends, some memorial both of his literary abilities and Christian zeal. This desirable end the Editor conceives will be accomplished in the present work, which, he is persuaded, is calculated to produce a salutary influence on the mind of the reader; and will, he trusts, be a means of advancing the spiritual welfare of many. J. G.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I.
   
Birth - Education - Infidel principles - Meets with an accident, 1
   
CHAPTER II.
   
His illness - Visited by a friend, 10
   
CHAPTER III.
   
He relinquishes his vain philosophy, 18
   
CHAPTER IV.
   
His bodily sufferings - Consolation under them 28
   
CHAPTER V.
   
His growth in knowledge, 38
   
CHAPTER VI.
   
Sketches of his religious experience, 52
   
CHAPTER VII.
   
Sketches of his religious experience, 68
   
CHAPTER VIII.
   
His religious principles, 70
   
CHAPTER IX.
   
Influence of religion upon his heart and conduct, 86
   
CHAPTER X.
   
His death, 97