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UNIVERSALIA D;

OR,

CONFESSIONS OF UNIVERSALISM:

A POEM IN TWELVE CANTOS.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED

LECTURES ON UNIVERSALISM: WHEREIN THE SYSTEM IS EXPLAINED, AND ITS CHIEF ARGUMENTS

CONSIDERED AND REFUTED.

BY ARTHUR CRIHFIELD.

But after thy hardness and impenitent heart, treasurest up anto thy. self wrath against the day of wrath."-PAUL. .“Who, being past feeling, have given themselves over all uncleanness with greediness."-PAUL.

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CINCINNATI:
PUBLISHED BY E. SHEPARD,

COLUMBIA STREET,
-SOLD BY 8. W. LEONARD, LOUISVILLE, AND
A. D. FILLMORE, CINCINNATI.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1848,

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BY SILAS W. LEONARD,
In the Clerk's office of the District Court of Kentucky.

OINCINNATI:
STEREOTYPED AND PRINTED BY

E. SHEPARD,
Columbia Street.

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been carried on with considerable spirit and violence:
so much so, that many oral discussions have been held
among the people, and divers volumes, on both sides,
at any time, some good people have expressed the opin-
are still harnessed for the war, and ready to make battle

ion that too much importance has been given to the sub-
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1840 ject-greatly more, indeed, than its merits demand, or

than the public require. The opinion, possibly, may be
In the Clerk's office of the District Court of Kentucky, well founded, but it is certain, in a general view, that thoso

who entertain it, have paid but partial attention to the
art and tact with which its advocates attempt to sustain
subject of Universalism, and are unacquainted with the
and weak by all the best means in our power.
bestowed in this direction, in order to guard the faithful
man mind is so constituted, that it cannot believe an ab-
surdity, however venerable from age, or however popular
from superstition; and, being well convinced that the re-
ligion of Universalists is supremely absurd, it is at once
honorable and consistent in me to make that absurdity
count of which I will now present.

Some time in the autumn of 1847, by what may be
afresh to a consideration of some of the arguments in
support of Universalism. Being, at that time, engaged

PREFACE.
Oz alate years, the controversy between Christians

and that sect of unbelievers styled Universalists, has
BY SILAS W. LEONARD,

Own opinion is, that too much care cannot be

it. My

The hu-

OINCINNATI:
GTIEZOITTED AND PRINTED BY

E. SHEPARD,
Columbia Street.

appear, by the feeble means

in my possession. If an
coher volume on the subject of Universalism--some ac-

noot

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