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SUGGESTIVE THOUGHTS

ON

RELIGIOUS SUBJECTS

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The produce of years of research."-Examiner. "A magnificent gift-book, appropriate to all times and seasons. Freemason's Magazine.

To the clergyman, the author, the artist, the essayist, Many Thoughts cannot fail to render almost incalculable service."-Edinburgh Mercury.

There is positively nothing in the language that will bear a moment's comparison with Many Thoughts.'”—Manchester Advertiser.

“The Second Series fully sustains the deserved reputation of the First."-John Bull.

LONDON: CHARLES GRIFFIN & COMPANY.

SUGGESTIVE THOUGHTS

ON

RELIGIOUS SUBJECTS:

A Dictionary of Quotations and Selected Passages from

the Best Criters, Ancient and Modern.

FOR THE USE OF THE CLERGY AND OTHERS.

COMPILED AND ANALYTICALLY ARRANGED

BY

HENRY SOUTHGATE.

AUTHOR OF

MANY THOUGHTS OF MANY MINDS.

“The Ministers of the Gospel are the eyes of Christ, the pillars of the Church,
the interpreters of God's Will, the watchmen of the Lord's Tower, the leaders of
Christ's sheep, the salt of the earth, the light of the world." -Bishop Jewel.

"All that is Good is deathless, as of God.”—Philip James Bailey.

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CHARLES GRIFFIN & COMPANY,

STATIONERS' HALL COURT.

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PRE FACE.

Whosoever reads this book, where he is convinced, let him go along with me; where he sticks, let him inquire with me; where he sees his own errour, let him return to me; where mine, let him call me back to him. Thus we shall all walk together in the way of charity, tending to Him of Whom it is said, 'Seek ye His face alway.' Whosoever, therefore, when he reads, saith, This is not weil said, for I do not understand it-let him reprehend my speech, but not my faith. It might, it is likely, have been spoken more plainly; but there is no man ever spoke so as in all things to please all."-ST. AUGUSTINE.

A LAYMAN who offers, mainly for the use of the clergy, a volume consisting of “Suggestive Thoughts on Religious Subjects,” may be regarded as a self-confident intruder into the sacred sphere of their labours; such a work, it may be said, might come more appropriately from the hand of one in their own ranks, having the aptitude and vdelicate sense of fitness acquired by long experience.

None can hold in higher estimation the position of the clergy as the recognised teachers of Divine truth, or have a more grateful sense of the practical value of their services among all classes of the community, or more readily acknowledge the ability and success with which in many a recent volume they have done battle with the modern forms of unbelief, than the Author of the book now submitted with much deference for their use. The work of the ministry is, however, in these days especially, 80 manifold and diversified, exacting so much of time, interest, and energy, that in the variety and urgency of public duty some handy volume of illustrations and excerpts may often be found useful for immediate reference. The leisure which George Herbert assumes his

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