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The pleasing duty of ushering in a seventh volume of the Christian Lady's Magazine, affords us occasion to repeat our thanks to all classes of our fellowhelpers. Those who circulate it, those who contribute to its pages, those who give us an occasional word of encouraging approval, and those who, with Christian candour, point out what they conceive to be errors or defects, are all entitled to our grateful acknowledgments. We beg each and all of these to accept them.

To the latter class we would, respectfully and affectionately, address a few words. If this periodical was regarded, either by its proprietors or its conductor as a matter of pounds, shillings and pence, or used as a means of acquiring popularity, a path would be sought out, likely to please all; at least, to avoid giving offence to any, by shunning those topics on which the Christian public is divided. Such never was, never will be, our object. The press is a mighty engine, for good or evil ; and influence, even such as this humble miscellany

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