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MAN, THE NOBLEST WORK OF GOD.

A DISCOURSE.

ALSO,

NOTES

OF A VISIT TO THE NORTH.

BEING AN ACCOUNT OF

RAMBLES AMONG MOORS AND MOUNTAINS, NINES

AND WATERFALLS.

BY

THOMAS GREENBURY,

· PRIMITIVE METHODIST MINISTER.

“O WHAT A MIRACLE TO MAN IS MAN!"

“ What a chimera is man! what a surprising novelty !
what a confused chaos! what a subject of contradictions ! what
a professed judge of all things, and yet a feeble worm of the
earth; the great depositor and guardian of truth, and yet a
huddle of uncertainties; the glory and scandal of the uni-
verse!"- PASCAL.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:
THICKBROOM BROS., 31, PATERNOSTER ROW;
R. DAVIES, SUTTON-ST., COMMERCIAL ROAD.

HULL: WILLIAM TESSEYMAN, SILVER STREET;

AND ALL BOOKSELLERS.

1860.

Louch Addo Gen: Sop

8 249.

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PREFACE.

But few words will suffice to introduce this little volume to the reader. With respect to the “ discourse," the substance of it was delivered to a crowded audience at St. John's, Weardale; since which time it has been considerably enlarged and elaborated. Its delivery from the pulpit has been owned by God to the salvation of immortal souls; and the author humbly hopes that Jehovah's blessing will now accompany the printed page, as it did the living voice.

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As to the “Notes," they contain the history of their own composition.

The author takes this opportunity of tendering his warmest thanks to his intelligent friends, the Rev. James Dawson, and the Rev. C. C. MʼKechnie, for their kindness in examining the manuscript previous to its going to press.

It is with a degree of diffidence that the author sends forth this little work into the world ; if, however, its readers be induced, by its perusal," to admire more ardently the beauties of nature, and thence to adore more fervently the God of Nature, his object will be accomplished,-his labours will not have been in vain.

THOMAS GREENBURY.

17, Prospect place, Drypool,

Hull, June, 1859.

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