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THE

Followers of the Lord :

STORIES FOR CHILDREN

PROM

Church Wistory.

BY THE

R E V. J. M. NEALE, M.A.,

WARDEN OP SACKVILLE COLLEGE,

Second Edition.

LONDON:
JOSEPH MASTERS, ALDERSGATE STREET,

AND NEW BOND STREET.

MDCCCLVI.

LONDON: PRINTED BY JOSEPH MASTERS AND CO.,

ALDERSGATE STREET,

1346.440 1856

no

PREFACE

TO THE FIRST EDITION,

The design of this little book is to supply a want which must often, I think, have been felt by parents--that of some appropriate reading which they may put into the hands of their children for Holy Week. Such, I mean, as may not weary their minds by dwelling too entirely and exclusively on our LORD's Passion; nor yet, on the other hand, be absolutely unconnected with it. It seemed to me that stories from Church History might answer such a purpose ; that the Passions of the servants may recall that of the Master, while yet, in variety of circumstance and interest, they do so without fatiguing, through too long

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