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THE

SILENT PASTOR;

OR

CONSOLATIONS FOR THE SICK.

"The greatest of all afflictions is an affliction lost."

Edited by

John Fothergill Hatishonie .

BOSTON:

JAMES MUNROE AND COMPANY,

134 WASHINGTON STREET.

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M DCCC XLVIII.

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

1855. Aquil.5
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the Publishers.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1847,
BY JAMES MUNROE AND COMPANY,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

BOSTON:

THURSTON, TORRY AND COMPANY,
31 Devonshire Street.

PREFACE.

THE title of this little volume, together with the introductory essay, the psalms, and a portion of the prayers and hymns, have been taken from an English work by the Rev. Dr. Sadler. In this edition, beside other alterations, the prose articles by American authors, about half of the hymns, and somewhat more than half of the prayers have been added. It may be necessary to say with regard to the latter, that they differ so much, in many cases, from their originals, that it is thought best to publish them without the names of the authors.

For a long time there has been a great want of good books for the sick room - books which should instruct, encourage, soothe and elevate the sufferer books which should not be above the capacity of the less privileged classes. It is much to be desired that some of our writers of experience should undertake to supply the want.

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