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POWER OF FAITH:

EXEMPLIFIED IN

THE LIFE AND WRITINGS

OF THE LATE

MRS. ISABELLA GRAHAM.

Of

NEW-YORK.

The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is
humility. The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: but he will es-
tablish the border of the Widow. Prov. Xv. 25. 33.

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"ThePorver ofFaith: exemplified in the Life and Writings of thr leitr Mrs. Isabella Graham, "of Wen-York. The ft or of the Lord is thr instruetion of nisdom; and before honour is hu "mility. The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: 6vt he nill establish the border of the "nidOTr. Prov. xv. 25 33."

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In writing the volumes of biography, 90 frequently presented to the world, the motives of their authors have been various, and the subjects diversified.

Mankind take an interest in the history of those, who, like themselves, have encountered the trials, and discharged the duties, of life. Too often, however, publicity is given to the lives of men, splendid in acts of mighty mischief, in whom the secret exercises of the heart would not bear a scrutiny. The memoirs are comparatively few, of those engaged in the humble and useful walks of active benevolence, where the breathings of the soul would display a character, much to b$ admired, and more to be imitated.

As the celebrated Dr. Buchanan has observed, that if you were to ask certain persons, in christian coun-. tries, if they had any acquaintance with the religious world, they would say, "they had never heard there was such a world." So, whilst the external conduct of individuals is made the subject of much critical remark, the religion of the heart, the secret source of action, too frequently escapes unnoticed and unexplored.

It is only when the career of life is closed, that the character is completely established. On this account, memoirs of the living are in few instances read with much interest by others; or contemplated without the danger of self-deception, and too much complacency, by the living subjects themselves.

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