Dr. C. F. Wimberly has written this biography of Dr. Henry Clay Morrison for serious reasons. Doubtless there has been mingled with his motives the desire to pay a tribute to an esteemed friend, and likely there will appear to the reader evidences of this personal devotion, but this does not constitute the chief purpose. Both the author and the subject are serious men. They have taken the world in its fullest reality. It has not been to them a play-house, a vanity fair, but the scene of eternal plans and forces and issues and Dr. Wimberly heartily believes, as a multitude of other friends in all parts of the earth, that the story of this good man not only deserves to be told, but that it contains lessons which should be taught.