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Excerpt from The Lectures, Sermons, Addresses and Letters of Rev. D. W. Cahill: With a Biographical SketchIn giving to the public, in book form, a biography of the Rev. D. W. Cahill, with nearly all the rich literary legacy he has left in the formMoreExcerpt from The Lectures, Sermons, Addresses and Letters of Rev. D. W. Cahill: With a Biographical SketchIn giving to the public, in book form, a biography of the Rev. D. W. Cahill, with nearly all the rich literary legacy he has left in the form of lecture, sermon, letter, and public address, we hope that we shall earn the gratitude of all who love what is transcendently valuable, grand, and racy in the English language.Here especially do we look for the reward of our labor, in point of esteem and patronage from his countrymen, by whom he was so deeply and deservedly beloved, and whose affection he returned with all the fervor of his ardent temperament and kindly nature. In his great devotion to that faith to which he was a model in practice as well as in exposition, every good priest will find a stimulant to his piety and zeal.In his ardent patriotism, so often displayed in action, as well as in his own burning, eloquent words, every Irishman and lover of literature will find something to be proud of, to admire, and to imitate- and in the charity and blameless record of his life every Christian can read a profitable lesson. As he was a giant in intellect and a hero in the moral beauty of his life, it would require a pen of surpassing power to draw his literary portrait. But as it is none of the purpose of a preface to assume the work of the essayist or reviewer, we will confine ourself to indicating a few of our reasons for undertaking this literary task, and a few of the most salient points of its purpose and utility.As a preacher and a lecturer, Dr. Cahill has ever been classed among the most eloquent and profound of his age, whilst in the abstract mathematics, he had few if any rivals.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology 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.