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· NORTH AMERICAN

REVIEW.

VOL. LXXIX.

Tros Tyriusve mihi nullo discrimine agetur.

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NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW.

No. CLXIV.

JULY, 1854.

Art. I. The Moral Significance of the Crystal Palace: A

Sermon, preached first to his own Congregation, and repeated in the Church of the Messiah, on Sunday Evening, October 30, 1853. By Rev. H. W. Bellows, Pastor of the First Congregational Society in the City of New York. New York. (Published by Request of the Government of the Crystal Palace.) G. P. Putnam & Co. 1853.

The great continents of truth have been for the most part mapped out and explored. There remains the vast ocean of speculation, sweeping around the firm continents, and challenging adventure. Shifting as are the waves and currents of this sea, it has calm depths of meditation, from which innumerable islands of coral grow up, as solid as the old territories of human thought, and lift their luxuriant crests into clear sunshine. A hundred mariners may have caught a glimpse of these, or may have run close alongside and recorded some description of them; but no one of them may have landed, and taken the pains to explore mount and cape, stream and cave and shaded recess.

Such an island has been distinctly touched upon, in the discourse which introduces and illustrates the train of thought now proposed. The whole sermon — broadly and beautifully evolving the “union of man with man, of man with

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