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OF THE LATE

REV. WILLIAM STEVENS BALCH

WITH AN OUTLINE OF

HIS WRITINGS AND DISCOURSES

AND

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND RECOLLECTIONS OF INCIDENTS,

TRAVELS AND CORRESPONDENCE, DURING

A HISTORY OF MORE THAN

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“His youth was innocent, his riper age

Marked with some act of goodness every day;
And watched with eyes that loved him, calm and sage,
Faded his late declining years away.
Meekly he gave his being up, and went
To share the holy rest that waits a life well spent.

--Bryant.

CHICAGO:

PRINTED AND BOUND BY

DONOHUE & HENNEBERRY.

1888.

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TO ALL THOSE FOR WHOM CHRISTIANITY CAME INTO THE

WORLD TO DO ITS WORK OF HEALING AND BLESSING;

FOR WHOM FAITH AND HOPE ARE BORN, AND PRAYER IS HAD, AND PRAISES SUNG, AND SYMPATHY AND

CHARITY EXPRESSED;

TO THE SORROWING ONES OF EARTH, THE UNFORTUNATE AND

BEREAVED, THE SICK AND THE DYING;

AND

TO THE CATHOLIC UNITY OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH;

THIS VOLUME IS

RESPECTFULLY AND AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED

BY THEIR SINCERE

FRIEND AND BROTHER.

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