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LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & Co.

STATIONERS' COURT;
AND SOLD BY H. GILBERT, HALSTEAD.

1836.

Entered at Stationers' Hall.

H. GILBERT, PRINTER, HALSTEAD

PREFACE.

The current phraseology of Christians and the uniform language of the Bible agree in declaring that to do all things to the glory of God, is the scope of piety. Whatever therefore helps to place more clearly before the mind, or to fix more firmly in it, this grand end, has proportionate importance and utility. The author has endeavoured to bring the simple light of inspiration upon the momentous and vital subject. But if he has indulged any hope of informing men's understandings or of aiding their judgments upon this matter, he must confess, that, as little which is difficult of comprehension lies in the subject, and as less which is new was to be expected in its discussion, at least from himself, he has more

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