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ALPHABETICALLY AND SYSTEMATICALLY ARRANGED,
DESIGNED TO FACILITATE TIE FINDING OF
BY CHARLES SIMMONS.
SECONY STEREOTYPE BBVISION.
NORTH WRENTHAM, MASS.,
Nov. 19, 1919
ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1845, by
CUARLES SIMMONS, In the Clerk s Uffice of the District Court of the United States
for the Southern District of New York.
ANDOVER: JOAN D. ILAGO,
STEREOTYPER AND PRINTER.
EY DR. SPRING.
The object of the present work is clearly announced in its title. It is to collect within a small compass the instructions of unerring wisdom upon a great variety of subjects which relate to the present and eternal interests of men, and comprising the doctrines and duties of a super natural revelation. A reference to the list of subjects which the work contains, will show that the author's researches have been extensive ; while a comparison of the work with others of the same general character evinces patient labor, and cannot fail to give it pre-eminence. While the track pursued is not new, it is more thorough, and more easily followed than that marked out by any previous compiler known to myself. The work contains not merely the proof texts on the subjects to which it refers ; but, what appears to my own mind one of its excellences, the texts that illustrate these great subjects. The work is truly an epitome of the Bible, presenting its great truths in chat order in which they will be most easily found by the reader. Though the arrangement of the subjects is alphabetical, in the illustration of the subjects themselves the author has observed that connection between one truth and another which gives to each its proper place. To ministers, Sabbath School teachers, Sabbath Schools, and families the work is of great value. It is fit on every account that the author should be encouraged in this production ; but chiefly for its own intrinsic worth.
The work is an unpresuming, yet dignified tribute to the word of God, worthy the acceptance of the church, and one which every man may prize.