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SABBATH EVENINGS AT HOME.

OR,

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE ILLUSTRATED BY

SCRIPTURE IMAGES,

BY

EDWARD HENRY BICKERSTETH, M.A.,

RECTOR OF HINTON MARTELL, DORSET.

With many such parables spake he the word unto them as

they were able to hearit.”-Mark iv. 33.

SEELEY, JACKSON, AND HALLIDAY, FLEET STREET ;
AND B. SEELEY, HANOVER STREET :

LONDON. MDCCCLV.

141.d, 557

•BC

PREFACE.

The difficulty of finding interesting and profitable instruction for our children and servants on Sabbath Evenings, is so constant and urgent, that, although a valuable weekly periodical is now issuing from the press, I venture to hope this humble contribution will not be unacceptable to Christian parents and teachers. Sketches of these papers were first used by me in various schools and Bible classes; and having found the keen interest which they awakened in some young persons, I filled up the outline, and they were published in the Churchman's Penny Magazine." I am now encouraged by many friends to offer them in a more permanent form.

Indeed, I am persuaded that the tracing of one spiritual figure through all the places in Scripture, where it is used, must bring out

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