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MINISTER OF THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL CHURCH,

CROWN COURT, COVENT GARDEN.

AUTHOR OF APOCALYPTIC SKETCHES, SABBATH EVENING READINGS,

ETC. ETC.

“ And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity."

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LONDON:

R. CLAY, PRINTER, BREAD STREET VILL.

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THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES.

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THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES.

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ON all sides it seems to be felt that ours is no ordinary age. It is universally owned that we live in times of infinite importance. Scene succeeds scene, change on change, and event thunders on event, with startling and portentous rapidity. Have these things a meaning?

Is the age suggestive or significant? Are its facts and phenomena mere dumb and dead incidents, that rise like air-bubbles on the waves of time, and are resolved into the great element again without a mission or a meaning ? Or, are they full of eloquent significancepregnant lessons—successive acts in the great drama of time, fixing the epochs of the world? In short, are they “Signs of the Times ?There is no doubt that they are.

The daily journals are witnesses on every side. Analogy

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