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DESIGNED TO BE USED IN FAMILIES.
FROM THE SECOND LONDON EDITION.
EDITED BY THE REV. J. R. BEARD.
LEONARD C. BOWLES, 124 WASHINGTON-ST.
TO THE AMERICAN EDITION.
The work, of which the first American edition is now offered to the Christian public, was prepared by a distinguished Unitarian clergyman in England, and consists of practical discourses from himself and several of his brethren in the ministry.
Its objects as stated in the preface to the English edition, were “ to provide discourses fitted to benefit the heads of families in their private meditations; and others suited to be read aloud in the miscellaneous assembly of the family circle.” These objects appear to have been successfully accomplished in the present vol
The discourses which it contains present clear and animating views of some of the most interesting topics of religion, and are well adapted at once to convince the understanding and to affect the heart. They are written with more than ordinary ability, all of them free from extravagance and empty declamation, and some of them abounding in passages of true and pathetic eloquence. The reader will find in them many just delineations of character, and discriminating statements of duty, clothed in attractive and forcible language.