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These Lectures are printed as they were delivered, except for references to the lantern slides with which they were illustrated. They were prepared by a Vicar for the interest of his own people, and I have not changed modes of expression which were suitable under such circumstances.
I gladly acknowledge my indebtedness to many. The Rev. G.R. Balleine has written a most interesting "History of the Evangelical Party." What the Lectures say about the Early Evangelicals comes almost word for word out of that book. To such an extent is this the case that I am not putting inverted commas. Two granddaughters of the Founder of Holy Trinity Church most kindly lent me old letters of 100 years ago, and gave me information about the Founder's family. Mr. F. Blackburn, of Byram Street, Bookseller and Bookman, lent me a very useful collection of local pamphlets. I am indebted to Mr. John Sykes, Solicitor, for several bits of information ; to Mr. H.E. Walton for the loan of a plan of Huddersfield made in 1820, to Mr. A.C. Sharpe for Parish Notes of the Parish Magazine from its commencement in 1874 ; to many members of the Congregation for encouragement and interest, for loan of photographs and for interesting recollections.