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BOSTON:
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY.
The Riverside Press, Cambridge.

1881.

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

FOCO THE ESTATE OF
MRS. CITLES DODIRT SANGER

FEBRUARY 19, 1936

Entered accoraing to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, by

TICKNOR AND FIELDS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

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PREFATORY.

The purpose of this little book is to blend a few brief utterances of the elder saints with words spoken by some of the most earnest and reverent thinkers of our own day; to echo, from the high grounds of faith and aspiration, voices that cannot fail to inspire the traveller struggling upward to a better life.

The arrangement by which the leading thought of each selection is linked with some Scriptural passage, and portion of poem or hymn, has been made with reference to its social use.

As a volume of extracts, it may win a welcome from those who cannot own many books, for bringing them into acquaintance with authors who, in ages and regions widely separated, have spoken clearly of the unselfish life which Jesus came to teach and to inspire; of walking with God, and

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