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HEAVENLY THOUGHTS

FOR

EVENING HOURS:

SELECTIONS IN PROSE AND VERSE, WITH PASSAGES FROM

SCRIPTURE.

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LONDON:
JAMES NISBET AND CO., 21 BERNERS STREET.

MDCCCLVI.

141. c. 240

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TO

My dear Daughter,

mrs .oward of Qreystoke,

This book is dedicated,

With much love.

** Where there are inverted commas put without ostensible reason, it means that the word or passage is altered, or added, by the Author.

INTRODUCTION.

IN my

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“ Introduction to the

“ Heavenly Thoughts for Morning Hours," I have said that, through much of trial, and much of affliction, by the mercy of God, nothing had been able “to shake my steadfast faith that all that we beheld was full of blessing” to the Christian. Now, after a lapse of five years, and dictating this from a bed of severe and suffering illness, I am thankful to be able to feel the same ; and desire earnestly to renew my testimony to the faithfulness of a loving Saviour, a merciful Father, and a heavenly Comforter; and indeed, I could almost say,

“ The half was not told me.”

Dec. 30, 1855.

When I dictated the above few words, I

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