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CHRISTIAN WITNESS,

AND

Church Member's Magazine :

UNDER THE SANCTION OF

THE CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF ENGLAND AND WALES.

1844.

"The influence of literature is perpetually increasing. Reading, once the privilege of a few, is now the occupation of
maltitudes, and is to become one of the chief gratifications of all. Writing is now the mightiest instrument on earth. Through
this the mind has acquired a kind of omnipresence. To superior minds, which may act through this, we look for the impulses
by which their country is to be carried forward. We would teach them that they are the depositaries of the highest power on
earth, and that on them the best hopes of society rest."

"We love our country much, but mankind more. As men and Christians, our first desire is, to see the improvement of human
nature. We desire to see the soul of man wiser, firmer, nobler, more conscious of its imperishable treasures, more beneficent
and powerful, more alive to its connection with God, more able to use pleasure and prosperity aright, and more victorious over
poverty, adversity, and pain.”

"I want to get up a real ' Ponr Man's Magazine,' which should not bolster up abuses, and veil iniquities, nor prose to the poor
as to children ; but should address them in the style of Cobbett-plainly, boldly, and in sincerity-excusing nothing, concealing
nothing, and misrepresenting nothing; but speaking the very whole truth in love-Cobbett-like in style, but Christian in spirit.”

THE PROFITS OF THIS WORK

ARE

DEVOTED TO THE BENEFIT OF ACED MINISTERS.

VOLUME I.

LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY JOHN SNOW,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

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