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SPIRITUAL CASKET.

THE SPIRITUAL CASKET

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DAILY BIBLE MEDITATIONS;

FOR THE FURTHERANCE OF FAMILY GODLINESS

AND DEVOTION.

BY

JOHN EVANGELIST GOSSNER.

Translated from the German.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION

BY THE Rev. E. H. BICKERSTETH, M.A., CHRIST CHURCH, HAMPSTEAD.

LONDON: JOHN F. SHAW & Co.,
PATERNOSTER ROW AND SOUTHAMPTON ROW.

MDCCCLXIV.

100.cc, 263,

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INTRODUCTION.

This work appears to me eminently worthy of its name—“ A Spiritual Casket ;” and, so far as I have been able to handle its contents, the jewels seem to me not only getuime stones, but of purest lustre and of costliest value. At has had, I am told, a rapid and vast cfcllation in Germany, and I confidently anticipate for it, as it becomes known, a like reception aniong ourselves. All things are full of labour; and, in our own time, when, as has been so truly said, "the character of Christian life is rather humane than devotional, its tendency rather outward than upward, its utterance rather in works of mercy than in songs of praise,” it is more than ever needful to remind ourselves of the great part which holy meditation bears in the development of the truly spiritual

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