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PATHWAYS OF MANY PILGRIMS.

PATHWAYS OF MANY PILGRIMS;

OR,

LIGHTS AND SHADOWS IN THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE.

BY

THE REV. W. K. TWEEDIE, D.D.,
AUTHOR OF “SEED-TIME AND HARVEST," THE EARLY CHOICE," ETC.

As radiant tints of rosy hue
Are heralds of the perfect day,
We mortals trace the heaven ward way
By foot-prints of the good and true.
With heart and hope they bid us climb;
They urge and cheer, they warn or chide :
Then choose these beacons for thy guide,
To light thee to their home sublime.

Fifth Edition.

LONDON:
T. NELSON AND SONS, PATERNOSTER ROW;

EDINBURGH ; AND NEW YORK.

IDCCCLX.

141, m. 45.

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PREFACE.

The study of Biography has at all times been a favourite pursuit with minds of every order—from the infantine to the most mature—from youth just entering upon life to hoary age when on the eve of commencing its endless existence. In that Book which constitutes a literature, or a library by itself,—the Inspired Book of God, Biography is the staple mode of teaching; the highest wisdom has consecrated it to the interests of eternity. Doctrines the most profound and wide-reaching-joys which forestall the blessedness of hereafter-promises which rival the stars of the midnight sky both in number and in brightness, are all communicated to man through the medium of Biography.

And as He who knew what was in man, employed that medium to convey the thoughts of Heaven to us on earth, it has been used by the wise in all ages for imparting instruction, for augmenting the happiness of the happy, or shedding light on them that sit in darkness. The great mind of Edmund Burke was moulded and helped forward to maturity in its

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