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in Grace," The Homiletic Quarterly, 1879.
Hatred," The Expositor, June, 1879. "The Healing Waters from the Temple," The Homiletic Quarterly, 1879. "To Him that Overcometh," The Homiletic Quarterly, Oct., 1879. "The Spirit, the Water, and the Blood," The Christian World Pulpit, Sept. 29th, 1880. "On Shirking Duty," The Homiletic Quarterly, Jan., 1880. "The Apotheosis of Atheism," The Manchester, Salford and District Congregational Magazine, Feb., 1881. "On the Duty of Giving Pleasure," The Christian Leader, Feb., 1882. "The Relief of Constraint," The Manchester, Salford and District Congregational Magazine, July, 1882. Expectations Unexpectedly Fulfilled," The Homiletic Magazine, Feb., 1882. "Our Nursery Rhymes," The Christian Leader, Jan. 4th, 1883. "Vashti," The Manchester,
Salford and District Congregational Magazine, July, 1883. Coleridgian Theory of Church and State," The Congregationalist, Jan. and Feb., 1884. "Unwashen Hands," The Manchester, Salford and District Congregational Magazine, Jan., 1884. "Ministerial Success," the Chairman's Address to the Ministers' and Deacons' Association, The Manchester, Salford and District Congregational Magazine, July, 1885. "Servant-Friends"; read at a devotional meeting held in connection with the Cheshire Congregational Union at Middlewich, April 6th, 1886, Sun and Shield, May, 1886. "The Discipline of Chance," The Congregationalist, August, 1886. "The Dangers of Experience," The Manchester, Salford and District Congregational Magazine, Oct., 1887. The Rebel Island; a Parable for the Young," The Congregational Monthly, Oct., 1888. "The Evangelistic Power of Christian Character," Chairman's Address to the Lancashire Congregational Union, March 6th, 1889, The Lancashire Congregational Calendar, 1889. "The Importance of Discipline in the Sunday School," an Address delivered at the Manchester Sunday School Union, April, 1890, The Congregational Monthly, June, 1890: also Brook & Chrystal, 11 Market Street, Manchester, 1890. "The Beauty and Music of God's Laws," The Christian Leader, July 16th, 1891. "Browning's 'Pippa Passes, The Christian Leader, July 23rd, 1891. "Tested by Praise," The Christian Leader, Dec. 10th, 1891.
THE attempt to offer some sketch of the character and work of the author of the Literary Remains, published in this volume, need not involve much biographical detail. His life was simple and uneventful. Its incidents were, for the most part, such as were of interest and significance for few beyond a narrow circle. It would be in harmony neither with the tenor of his own life, one of singular reserve and reticence, nor with the feelings of those who are most directly concerned themselves, and most able to judge of his own wishes, to encumber the picture of his public work with the trivial details which are too often allowed to overload biographies. But the leading facts of his life may be fitly given, to suggest the forces by which that character was shaped, and the circumstances under which that work was done. And one or two critical periods may be dwelt upon somewhat more fully, as being not of merely personal interest, but as also throwing no little light upon features in the history of the Christian church on either side of the Border, which many at the present day probably fail to realize.
Thomas Campbell Finlayson was born in Glasgow on 5th February, 1836. His father, Thomas Finlayson, was a manufacturer in that city, subsequently