following pages an earnest attempt has been made to give a
brief, yet accurate, Sketch of the Life, Labours, and Opinions
of the late Rev. Dr Guthrie. It will be seen that the volume
consists, in greater part, of the Doctor's own utterances—the
desire being to give the facts and incidents as described by
himself; and his sentiments as they were uttered by his own
lips, or written by his own pen. The numerous extracts given
will be welcomed by readers of the volume as beautiful,
truthful, and useful in themselves, and as the best
representation of the character, labours, and achievements of
one who ever proved himself an ornament to the Christian Church,
and an honour to his native Scotland.
If the volume lead any to adopt Dr Guthrie's
views, imbibe his spirit, and follow m his footsteps, it will
not have been written in vain.