Excerpt from Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Lindley Murray, in a Series of Letters In presenting this little volume to the public, I am solicitous to state the reasons which led to its publication; and I flatter myself they will prove satisfactory. The celebrity which the subject of these Memoirs had obtained, and the interest which he had excited, by his arduous and successful endeavours to promote the literary, moral, and religious improvement of youth, often induced me to think that, after his decease, a short and authentic account of his life and character, would be acceptable to the public. To that part of the public more immediately benefited by his labours, the work would, I apprehended, prove peculiarly pleasing. Under these impressions, I made, at different periods, some tes and observations, preparatory to an undertaking of this nature, I was, however, sensible that, from various circumstances, particularly from my t having been acquainted with Mr. Murray till he was considerably advanced in life, I was t qualified to execute the task as I could wish. I was convinced too, that person, except himself, possessed that accurate kwledge of the events of his life, and the formation of his character, which would render the work truly interesting and instructive. His friends in America had had but little intercourse with him, except by letter, since the fortieth year of his age: his friends in England had, of course, kwn him only since that period, when his character and principles were formed; and from the ill state of his health, his subsequent life was spent in retirement. 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.