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THE

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WAYS OF LIFE

SHOWING THE

Right Way and Wrong Way;

CONTRASTING

* THE Higu WAY AND THE Low WAY; THE TRUE WAY AND THE FALSE WAY;
THE UPWARD WAY AND THE Downward War; THE WAY

OF HONOR AND TIE WAY OF DISHONOR.

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AUTHOR OF HOPES AND HELPS, MENTAL SCIENCE, ETC.

New York:
FOWLERS AND WELLS, PUBLISHERS,

No. 308 BROADWAY.

IN BOSTON:
142 Washington-St.

1855.

PHILADELPHIA:
No. 231 Arch-street,

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Wisdom's ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths

are peace."-SOLOMON.

ENTERED, ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS, IN THE YEAR 1855, BY

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PREFACE.

It is the sad cɔnviction of every moralist that men are too much under the control of their earthlife. The gross, and not the pure, moves them most to action. And the question rings all the time in his soul, “ How can the worth and beauty of the spirit-life be presented to them so as to win their love and secure their approving actions ?” With the hope of adding a mite to the upward influence, these lectures were written and delivered. That hope was in part realized upon the minds of those who heard them. And the earnest wish of many of them that they might be published in book-form inspired the hope that they might be still more useful. The ocean is made up of drops. So the influence that lifts the world upward is composed of the best thoughts and prayers of earnest and aspiring minds. The style of this little work may be faulty, the thoughts old and not the best, but if the spirit is right, its mission will be good. An

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