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CONTENTS.

* THE CRIMINALITY, COWARDICE, AND CURE OF DUELING.”

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THE ORIMINALITY, COWARDIOE, AND OURE

OF DUELING,

NUMBERS XXXV. 16, 17, 18.If a man smite another with an instrument of iron, so that he die, he is a murderer ; the murderer shall surely be put to deo.th. And if he smite him with throwing a stone, wherewith he 'may die, and he die, he is a murderer ; the murderer shall suroly be put to death. Or if he smite him with an hand-weapon of wood, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer ; the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Scarce any feature of the Bible is more remarkably divine than its peculiar estimate of the worth and sacredness of man.

This book was written in ages when men were, to a great extent, regarded by their kind as fellow foragers with beasts of burden or fellow foes with beasts of prey. The mighty mass of men, with the exception of here and there a Nimrod, a Pharaoh, and a Xerxes, were exceedingly degraded, their lives not otherwise valued than as they might avail to waste and destroy in war, or in times of peace hew wood and Iraw water, and hu** tombs and pyramids for their masters. A gran? Vol. XII. No. 5.

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