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MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARCHÆOLOGY OF MADRID; MEMBER OF THE

SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF LA MORINIE;

LIBRARIAN AND SECRETARY OF SION COLLEGE ;
AUTHOR OF THE CRADLE OF THE TWIN GIANTS, SCIENCE AND HISTORY, ETC.

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" What though in solemn silence all
Move round this dark terrestrial ball;
What though no real voice nor sound
Amid their radiant orbs be found;
In reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice,
For ever singing as they shine,
· The Hand that made us is DIVINE.'"-ADDISON.

PHILADELPHIA:
A. HART, LATE CAREY & HART.

1850.

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TO

RICHARD GIBBS, ESQ.

CEDAR LODGE, STOCKWELL PARK, SURREY.

MY DEAR FRIEND

It has never occurred to me to pen a sentence with more unfeigned satisfaction than that in which I now offer to you the following pages. I know that you will regard them with pleasure, and that whatever defects and deficiencies there may be found in them, their subject and intention will recommend them to your notice. Interested so deeply as you are, and ever have been, in the welfare of the rising generation, a Work written for, and addressed to young men, is appropriately inscribed to you.

Personal feelings, too, have their share in this Dedication. Through years of anxiety and persecution I have received from you, and your beloved and excellent wife, almost more than parental kindness; and, under God, to you I owe it that I have yet health, strength, and to labor in the vineyard of the Lord.

I trust that this Work may be found in some hu measure useful in elucidating the volume of Divine T that volume so dear to you, and to all who know its val

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