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A COUNTRY PARSON'S DAUGHTER,
AUTHOR OF "SCENES IN OUR PARISH."
"Now since this worlde is a sea, and so brittle-a sea of glasse, let us seeke to passe over well; but
well moored in the haven.
best good. Whatsoever becomes of thy vessel-thy body, make sure to save the passenger-thy soule,
PUBLISHED BY HAMILTON, ADAMS, AND Co.;
AND J. CHILCOTT, BRISTOL.
WITH A DEEP FEELING OF THE BEAUTY OF THAT TEXT,
"THINE OWN FRIEND AND THY FATHER'S FRIEND
I OFFER THIS LITTLE BOOK,
WITH SINCERE RESPECT AND LOVE,
TO MY DEAR FATHER'S
TRUE AND TRIED FRIENDS.
IN addressing myself to the reader of the following pages, I come, I hope, with some advantage, as an old acquaintance. I have to express much gratitude for the kind and valuable commendation bestowed, from various quarters, on my former volumes. Some of the following chapters will, perhaps, be recognized; as I have met with them in five different periodicals. cannot but own myself gratified by this proof of esteem; it has been altogether unsolicited: I have never sent but to one. As this is not my first appearance in public, I feel less necessity than I did before to state, that I always speak from facts. My stories will, I think, vouch for their own truth.
My sentiments continue what they were. I am, day by day, more convinced of the importance of those truths which my Bible teaches; and of the value of that