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LIGHTS OF THE WORLD;

OR,

Illustrations of Chararter

DRAWN FROM THE RECORDS OF CHRISTIAN LIFE.

BY THE

REV. JOHN STOUGHTON.

LONDON:
THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY;

INSTITUTED 1799.

1853

210.m.273,

ADVERTISEMENT.

The following pages are intended to illustrate various phases of spiritual life. It is conceived that to exhibit them as embodied in the real characters of holy men, is more instructive and adapted to impress than any abstract descriptions. The aspects of Christian piety, though all of them perfectly harmonious, are capable of being diversified in so many ways, that a very large selection of instances might be made, each affording a pertinent illustration of some beautiful peculiarity. Other varieties than those here enumerated could have been adduced, and other examples supplied; but as it was thought desir

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