Having already sent forth a treatise on both FAITH and LOVE, which have met with much acceptance from the public, I felt a natural and not an unworthy desire to complete the consideration of the apostolic trio of Christian graces, by issuing another on HOPE. The importance of the subject justifies this attempt to bring it somewhat more fully before the lovers of practical Christian literature. HOPE is in fact the substance of the New Testament; the end of redemption; the glory of Christianity; and the antidote of nature's supreme evil. It goes with us where all other subjects leave us-to the entrance of the dark valley of the shadow of death; and when every other light is extinguished, furnishes us with the only lamp that can guide us through the domain of death, to the realms of glory, honor, and immortality. Thus it accomplishes what the human understanding never could achieve, by solving the sublimely tremendous problem of man's existence beyond the grave.