Excerpt from Christmas Day and Other Sermons It may seem unsuitable to connect the thought of the great Christian Festival with discourses preached to sick and dying people. The first Sermon in this volume will explain why I do t feel the force of this objection. But if it be a valid one, it applies to all; for in all I have spoken to the inmates of the Hospital as if they were interested in every blessing which Christmas-day proclaims to mankind. The title has t been chosen, because I desire to impart to the reader a festal tone of feeling, which certainly is in wise characteristic of the preacher, but rather to signify that the highest gifts of God, like the days that testify of them, are common gifts which we must be content to enjoy as members of one body with the most igrant and wretched, if we would enjoy them at all. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.