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THE

CROWN OF VIRTUE. .

INTRODUCTION.

HE first scene in the history of Joseph, as

it is preserved in the inspired record, oc

curred when he was about seventeen years of age,-while he yet dwelt with Jacob his father in the land of Canaan, and was occupied with his brethren in the capacity of a shepherd. He seems to have been youth of uncommon promise, and was the child of his father's old age, and withal had lost a mother whose memory was most dear to the heart of his surviving parent, it is not strange that Jacob should have regarded him with peculiar affection; nor, considering the weakness of human nature, was it strange that his affection should have betrayed him into an un

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