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"The love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus Judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead : and that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again."—2 COR. v. 14, 15.

“He lives who lives to God alone,
And all are dead beside."





“For me to live is Christ."-PHIL. i. 21.

“Lord, I am thine, and thou art mine.

So mine thou art, and something more
I may presume thee mine, than thine.
For thou didst suffer to restore,
Not thee, but me, and to be mine:
And with advantage mine the more,
Since thou in death wast none of thine,
Yet then as mine didst me restore.

O be mine still! Still make me thine,
Or rather make no mine or thine!"


BIOGRAPHY is a very interesting and useful branch of literature. It has always been popular, and in our day commands a large circle of readers. The libraries are full of the lives of the dead. Biography presents to us a rich variety of character, developed by means of different circumstances, and productive of greatly diversified results. By it we make an acquaintance with the typal forms of men, and the features of character and of the society in which they respectively moved. There is much biography in the Bible. True to its grand characteristic, as a book for man, it here evinces a leaning to human taste and necessity which gives it an

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