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HAPPY TALK

TOWARDS THE END OF LIFE.

BY WILLIAM MOUNTFORD,

AUTHOR OF "MARTYRIA," 66 CHRISTIANITY THE DELIVERANCE OF THE
SOUL AND ITS LIFE," &c., &c.

SIXTH EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS.

BOSTON:

CROSBY, NICHOLS, AND COMPANY,

117 WASHINGTON STREET.

1858.

124150

(872)

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850, by

WM. CROSBY AND H. P. NICHOLS,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

CAMBRIDGE:

STEREOTYPED AND PRINTED BY

METCALF AND COMPANY,

PRINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY.

PREFACE.

THIS is not meant to be a work for the conversion of persons who do not believe in a world to come, but rather it is intended to originate in the reader that atmosphere of thought in which faith can live.

There are pious men who find their faith failing them in some strange way, which they cannot account for. They are serious persons; they live honorably and righteously; they keep all the commandments; their path is that of the just; and yet somehow to their eyes it shines less and less, and evermore it gets darker and darker, as though unto perfect night.

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