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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by the

AMERICAN UNITARIAN ASSOCIATION, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

UNIVERSITY PRI s: Welch, BIGELOW, & Co.,

CAMBRIDGE.

3565

CGC .2022

EDITORIAL NOTE

TO THE SIXTH EDITION.

This volume is reprinted at the request of the Ladies' Commission on Sunday-School Books, after an interval of more than twenty years since the last (the 5th) edition was issued, during most of which period it has been out of print. These twenty years have been marked by more than usual activity of thought upon this great subject, and it was at first proposed to have the book revised, so that it might be enriched and perhaps amended by what later scholarship has contributed towards the better understanding of the Life of Christ. But it has seemed on the whole unnecessary to do this. The volume is the interpretation of the lessons of our Saviour's life and teachings, given by one who eminently possessed the qualifications for such a task; and the epeated call for it has sufficiently proved that

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