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PLEASING EXPOSITOR;

OR,

ANECDOTES ILLUSTRATIVE OF SELECT PASSAGES

OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.

BY JOHN WHITECROSS,
AUTHOR OF ANECDOTES ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE ASSEMBLY'S

BHORTER CATECHISM.

NEW-YORK,
PUBLISHED BY JONATHAN LEAVITT, 182 Broadway.-BOSTON,

CROCKER & BREWSTER, 47 Washington-street.

1831.

HARVARD COLLEGE Lenovely

SHELDON FUND
JULY 10. 1940

JOHN T. WEST & CO., PRINTERS.

PREFACE.

Many persons will perhaps be ready to acknowledge that, while almost the whole of a sermon, or other discourse, has been forgotten, some striking incident related in it, besides making a peculiar impression at the moment, has been long afterwards remembered. In the course of reading New Testament Scripture in a family or school, the parent or teacher is furnished, in the present work, with an anecdote or two, under each chapter, by relating which, he may fix and enliven the attention of his children or pupils, and, at the same time, by agreeable associations, impress the passages illustrated more deeply on their youthful recollections. The publication, though chiefly

intended for the benefit of the young, may not, O however, be uninteresting to more advanced readers.

The author is sensible that the anecdotes pare not all of equally direct bearing on the

passages to which they are applied. This in cany oase could not reasonably be expected, and

more particularly as the compiler has been precluded from the use of upwards of five hun.

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