In sending forth a tenth edition of this volume, I do not think it necessary to add anything to the original preface which I drew up when it first appeared.<br><br>The general principles which I asserted and maintained when I was much younger than I am now, I firmly assert and maintain in 1885. I find nothing to retract, cancel, or withdraw in the nineteen papers which compose the volume.<br><br>I frankly admit, after careful examination of "Knots Untied," that I observe in its pages occasional sharp and strong expressions which perhaps I should not use if I wrote the book over again in the present year. But I think it better to make no change, and to leave the original language alone. I wish my readers to understand that the views which I held as a presbyter I still hold as a bishop; and I fear that any alteration might lead to misconstruction and misrepresentation.<br><br>That God may continue to bless the book and make it useful is my earnest prayer.<br><br>Special Issue of "Knots Untied."<br><br>This special edition unabridged has been prepared at the request of many of the clergy and laity, who are anxious to promote the circulation of this valuable work among university and other if students. Application for terms to be made to the publishers, by whom this edition will be sent direct.