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THE

BETRAYAL,

BETRA Y AL,

A SACRED POEM,

IN FIVE BOOKS.

Samuel
THE REV. S. BELLA MY.

κέρδη παραινεις ει τι κέρδος έν κακόις
βράχιστα γαρ κράτιστα ταν ποσίν κακά.

SOPH. .

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PREFACE.

The subject of the following Poem occupies a dark page in the Gospel history: a page as brief as it is gloomy. The defection of Judas Iscariot from his Master, and his venal treachery, are a connecting link in the series of events by which the predeterminate counsel of God is fulfilled in the

great moral sacrifice of the Redeemer: and, in

perfect keeping with the style of inspired narrative, they are recorded-and no more.

The betrayal of Jesus Christ by one of the twelve, and even by such an one, has much in it

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