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REV. WILLIAM DEANS,
LATE ASSISTANT-MINISTER TO THE REV. JAMES PARSON
REV. T. W. BROWN, M.A., .
TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE,
LONDON: JAMES NISBET & Co.
EDINBURGH: A. ELLIOT.
NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE: W. S. PRINGLE AND T. P. BARKAS.
YORK: J. SHILLITO AND B. CHAPMAN.
210. f. 318
Dear reader, a word with you before you begin.
Do you say, Why this addition to the literature of biography? Who was William Deans ? Were the facts of his life such as to justify a record like this? Well, you can judge for yourself. But let me say thus much. William Deans was known, in many quarters throughout the North of England, as a devout Christian, and a useful preacher, and, when his tragical end was brought to light, the demand for a memorial of some sort was widespread, and could not be disregarded. requested to undertake the work, and I did so under the impression that a sketch of his career might be to many as a complete picture of one dear to their hearts. Accordingly, such a picture I have endeavoured to present. While, apart from this, and in addition to this, it will be admitted that the life of every true man