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THE

LIFE AND WORDS

OF THE

REVEREND JOHN Knox SHAW.

DISCOURSES ON RELIGIOUS SUBJECTS

AND

A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY.

from his spirit and his blood
Did flow a fair and fertile flood
Of thoughts and deeds, both wise and good.”

(PRINTED FOR

PRIVATE DISTRIBUTION)

D. II. ('ARROLL,
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND,

1887.

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introduction. *

HE publication of this volume is a “labor of T!"

love” by the sons of Mr. Shaw, who desire

to honor the memory of a good father by distributing among family and friends, and perpetuating to their survivors and successors, this record of his life and words.

The Discourses were written by Mr. Shaw in 1849, when he was stationed at Pennington, New Jersey, or then copied from previous writing, for the purpose solely of instructing his children. His own Preface, on page 77, sufficiently explains his object. There is something exceedingly pathetic in this solicitude for their welfare, which could not cease its efforts with life, but would fain continue the utterance of loving monition long after death had silenced his voice. And so it is impossible to consider these words without feeling that “he being dead yet speaketh.”

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