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BOSTON:
SETH GOLDSMITH,
AND CROCKER & BREWSTER.
Sold at the Mass. Sabbath School Depository, 13 Cornbill.

1842.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1842,

BY HARVEY NEWCOMB, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

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PREFACE.

The question may, with great propriety, be asked, “Why publish another book on a subject which has been ably and thoroughly discussed by so many authors, as the Evidences of Christianity?" Perhaps the author will not be able to give a satisfactory answer to this question. An eminent divine says, “ The multitude of old books affords no argument against the publication of new ones; since new ones will be read when old ones are neglected, and almost all mankind are in this respect Athenians.To this it may be added, that, though there are a great many good books, there are more bad ones than good; therefore, as bad ones are constantly multiplying, so should the good

And though this book may not be so good as others heretofore published, yet I have reason to think it will be read, because the Christian public have always heretofore favored me with their attention when I have asked it. But I have one reason

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