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BY THE AUTHOR OF
"LETTERS TO MY UNKNOWN FRIENDS."
"If any man will come after me, let him deny himself,
LUKE, ix. 23.
SECOND EDITION, ENLARGED.
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS,
FEW of the heavier trials of life form the subject of the following pages: they have, principally, reference to the petty vexations of every-day occurrence. It is too often found that these, small though they be, may wear away health, energy, hope, and cheerfulness more surely, though perhaps more slowly, than those heavy afflictions that come directly from the hand of God Himself; for it does not require so strong an exercise of faith to see in such afflictions the especial love and wisdom of our Heavenly Father, as to discern the same love and wisdom through all the