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PASSING THOUGHTS ON RELIGION

LONDON

TRINTED BY SPOTTISWOODE AND CO.

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BODI

DOMIMINAL
NUSITIO
I LLUME

PREFACE.

The writer of the following papers trusts that a reason may be found for their publication in the circumstances which gave rise to

rise to them. In their original form they were merely private thoughts, noted down for personal use, whilst reading the 22nd and part of the 23rd Chapters of Saint Luke's Gospel. As such, they were, of course, wholly unfitted for any other purpose. But after publishing a little book, called “ Thoughts for the Holy Week," the writer was urged to complete the work by adding “Thoughts for the Remainder of Lent," and though it was not easy to comply with the request, which was, therefore, for the time, set aside,—it suggested the enlargement of the notes before mentioned, and they were in consequence brought into their present form.

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