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THE COURSE OF LIFE.

THE

CHRISTIAN LADY,

AND

Her Course of Life;

OR

INSTRUCTIONS IN PERSONAL PIETY, DOMESTIC DUTIES,

AND SOCIAL INTERCOURSE,

FROM

CHILDHOOD TO OLD AGE.

BY

F. M. S.

LONDON:
PARTRIDGE AND OAKEY, 34, PATERNOSTER ROW;

AND 70, EDGWARE ROAD.

1853.

270.c. 297

PREFACE.

WHEN science removes the veil from the secret resources of creation, the display causes mingled emotions of astonishment and delight. Brilliant corruscations flash from bodies which appeared gross and opaque; vast capabilities of expansion unfold from forms of contracted limits; and mighty energies are discerned in subjects long deemed passive and inert. No experiments are more interesting than those which discover to us the contrast between the quiescent state and the active powers of nature.

A surprise of corresponding delight kindles in the mind of the Christian when he beholds some fresh confirmation of the truth, that “ God hath chosen the weak things of this world” for high and holy purposes ; and ordains from them the most glorious displays of His own might. As the

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