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BY THE

AUTHORESS OF “REVELATION THE ORB OF LIGHT;"

AND OF

“REVELATION THE ORB OF LIGHT AND LIFE ;”

AND

“TIIE ORB OF LIGIIT; OR, THE APOCALYPTIC VISION.”

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" Kearching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.” (1 Pet. i. 11.)

"I will strengthen them in the name of the Lord, and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the Lord.” (ZECH, X. 12.)

" If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.” (Luke xvi. 31.)

* Sic accipite, et mereamini intelligere. Fides enim debet præcedere intellectum, ut sit intellectus fidei præmium."-ST. AUGUSTINE.

LONDON :

WERTHEIM, MACINTOSH, AND HUNT,

24, PATERNOSTER-ROW,
AND 23, HOLLES-STREET, CAVENDISH-SQUARE.

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PREFACE.

MY DEAR CHILDREN,

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This work was originally begun, first, as an employment for my own satisfaction, and secondly, as a little treatise intended for you ; but this is so long since that my original idea has seemed lost in the onerous labour imposed upon me. Nevertheless, I can conscientiously dedicate this, which will be the first volume in the series, to you: there is nothing in them that you will not later be able to appreciate, and to see the importance of. The work has to some extent drawn me away from that daily and hourly social family communion, which it is the happiness of most mothers to enjoy--not so much from the time it has occupied, as the anxious thought it has cost me; this I have deplored, but I am sure God will accept the spiritual sacrifice I have offered to Him, and perhaps bless it to your good when my voice shall be silent in the grave. The voice of God is always the same, “What I do thou knowest not now;

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