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HUGH BLAIR, D.D. F.R.S.E.
ONE OF THE MINISTERS OF THE HIGH CHURCH,
PROFESSOR OF RHETORIC AND BELLES LETTRES,
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH.
WITH A SHORT ACCOUNT OF
THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF THE AUTHOR,
JAMES FINLAYSON, D. D.
IN FIVE VOLUMES.
PUBLISHED BY SHARPE AND SON, EDWARDS AND CO. WALKER, ROSE,
TAYLOR, SMITH AND CO. WILLIAMS, AND HARRIS.
ON THE CHARACTER OF HAZAEL.
2 Kings, viii. 12, 13.-And Hazael said, Why weepeth
my Lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil
that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel. Their
strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men
wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their
children, and rip up their women with child. And
Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a dog that he
should do this great thing ? and Elisha answered, The
Lord hath shewed me that thou shalt be king over Syria, 280
ON THE BENEFITS TO BE DERIVED FROY THE HOUSE OF
Ecclesiastes, vii. 2, 3, 4.--It is better to go to the house