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PRACTICAL EXPOSITION

OF

THE EPISTLES TO THE

SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA.

BY THE

REV. HENRY BLUNT, A. M.

RECTOR OF STREATHAM, SURREY;

LATE FELLOW OF PEMBROKE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE; AND CHAPLAIN TO

HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF RICHMOND.

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HATCHARD AND SON, PICCADILLY;
HAMILTON, ADAMS, AND CO. PATERNOSTER ROW.

1838.

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PREFACE.

In presuming to offer an exposition of any portion of the mysterious book in which the Epistles to the Churches are contained, the Author is not unmindful of the commendation which Joseph Scaliger bestowed on Calvin, viz. That he had shewn his sense as much by not commenting on the Book of Revelation, as he had by the manner in which he had commented on the other Books of the Bible. With this in his recollection, he ought not, perhaps, to have ventured to cominent even upon this small but important portion of the

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