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a common-place sentiment throughout, while everywhere there is the most profound deference to the Word of God. The volume cannot fail to be both very popular and very useful.”

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Rev. J. Parsons, Independent Minister, York. • I have read your 'Eden Family' with much pleasure, on account of its thorough Evangelism, its comprehensiveness, and its earnestness. I trust you will, ere long, have to commemorate its circulation as being equal to that of 'The Better Land, of which it is the worthy successor."

Wesleyan Times.

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“This book has a wide scope and a good intention, is written with great spirit, and is altogether a praiseworthy production. Mr. Dodsworth has a true sense of what is required from the author of a book. Every sentence he writes bears the mark of deliberate, well-weighed consideration. Every illustration he affords seems not merely adapted to his subject, but the best adapted to it. His constant use of Scripture language is at once easy, elegant, and expressive. The reader will be pleased with the enthusiastic manner in which he handles his subject. His whole heart is in his work; and, if he transfuses only some of his own warmth into the hearts of his readers, a great work will have been accomplished.”

Rev. R. Davies.

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“Dear Brother Dodsworth,—In the · Eden Family' you write for the many in an enchanting, luminous, and impressive style, compressing the pith of many volumes into a beautiful manual, which exhibits nearly all the fundamental doctrines of the Bible in the spirit of genuine Christianity; it is impossible to read it attentively without deriving benefit to our souls. It will be a blessing to many. Long may you live to preach such truths and to write such books!”

" Airedale Courant."

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“The 'Eden Family' is a book of intrinsic merit, deep thought and research, remarkably clear in its expositions; it will be read and reread with joy and pleasure, either in the parlour or at the workman's fireside. No family should be without this instructive and very valuable work. Mr. Dodsworth’s ‘ Better Land'-an invaluable book we have often read with great delight and profit. We opine, if more known, instead of the 15,000 copies sold, 100,000 would shortly be called for, and, like Bunyan’s ‘ Pilgrim,' shine brighter and brighter to generations yet unborn.'

Rev. C. Smith. “! The Eden Family' is highly ingenious, and written in a pleasant

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style. Its pages are replete with eloquence, evangelical truth, and hallowed interest. We have sold between forty and fifty copies in this circuit, which is a very convincing proof of its popularity amongst us.

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Christian Times.

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“ Mr. Dodsworth is a successful author; a former work of his, “The Better Land,'having had a sale of fifteen thousand copies; and not only has that book sold well, but it has done much good in the world. • The Eden Family' is also written with a manifest aim at usefulness. The literary standard of this composition is just what suits the multitude,-nothing but revision being wanted to make the book one of the most pleasant and most useful publications that we have seen for a long time past. It is well suited for Sunday-school libraries.”

Rev. R. Smith,

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“ The Eden Family' is an appropriate companion to “The Better Land. It is in all respects equal to it, and fully sustains the reputation of its author.”

Keighley Visitor." “The Eden Family' now lies on our table; we have read it with pleasure and profit. Throughout his excellent book the author has blended pleasure with spiritual profit; and we venture to say that no infidel or sceptic can place down the book after carefully perusing it without acknowledging a God of wisdom, power, and goodness. Those who have read that excellent book, "The Better Land,' by the same author, will not hesitate to spend an hour with The Eden Family,' which we think the best of the two. We trust it will have what it deserves a wide circulation.”

Rev. J. Tattersfield, Independent Minister, Keighley. “ The author has combined a very large amount of useful information with strong argument, striking fact, and anecdotes. There is no sectarian bitterness or sectional prejudice in 'The Eden Family.' It is very liberal in spirit and evangelical in sentiment. Any denomination of Christians may read it with advantage; their feelings will not be hurt by covert insinuations, and their indignation never provoked by unfair statements or incorrect representations. Indeed, a very large amount of theological and biblical lore baptized in the spirit of charity and of the gospel is employed to awaken sentiments of grateful emotion towards the Divine Being. It is written in a lively, interesting style, and does credit to the research and piety, as well as industry, of Mr. Dodsworth.”

Local Preachers' Magazine.“This very meritorious book is divided into sections, forming a com

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plete synoptical view of man in all his relations to the past, the present, and the future. It contains much valuable reflection derived from many sources, and is fitted to confer great pleasure and profit in the perusal. The other book published by the author, viz., "The Better Land,' we have not seen, but we understand it has been the means of effecting much good.”

Rev. J. T. Shepherd. “ I am pleased with The Eden Family,' and shall feel an interest in aiding its circulation. I have a goodly number ordered; will you see that your printer sends me thirty-six copies forthwith? I have sold a good number of The Better Land' since I saw you."

66 Malton Gazette." “ • The Eden Family' contains, in a concise form, a large amount of valuable scientific information, and an epitome of the distinctive tenets of our religion. The style is attractive, and the diction betokens fluency. Its chief excellence is the spirit of unaffected piety which pervades the whole, and which cannot fail in that which we believe to be its mission—the accomplishing of good. We give the work our cordial recommendation, assured that the author, by its publication, is not only consolidating his own reputation, but that he is supplying a vacancy which has long existed in his own denominational literature, and doing practical honour to the cause of God.”

Methodist New Connexion Magazine.” “The Eden Family' treats of man in his original, his fallen, his regenerated, and his glorified state. The style is clear, pointed, and vigorous, and the theology sound in all the leading doctrines, and is therefore well adapted to instruct and profit the reader, especially that numerous class of readers who have but limited means and opportunities of mental culture.”

Primitive Methodist Magazine.* • The Eden Family'embodies many interesting facts, generally well established by sound science, and many of the great truths of our holy religion. The doctrines advanced are in a style in which the author is really happy, and they are very sound. We have no doubt but the book will be extensively useful to such as seek to honour God. We trust it will have a large circulation.”

PARTRIDGE AND CO., PATERNOSTER-ROW,

AND SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS.

1858.

TYLER, PRINTER, CRANE-COURT, FLEET-STREET.

SHOWING

THE LOSS OF OUR PARADISE HOME,

AND OUR INFINITE OBLIGATIONS TO

The Divine Benefactor,

FOR OUR EARLY AND

GRACIOUS RESCUE FROM DESERT EXILE.

WITH

DIRECTIONS AND ENCOURAGEMENTS

FOR

THE RETURNING PRODIGALS

WHO ARE INQUIRING THEIR WAY TO

OUR FATHER'S HOUSE ABOVE.

BY

JEREMIAH DODSWORTH,
MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL, AUTHOR OF THE BETTER LAND,” ETC.

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LONDON:
PARTRIDGE AND CO., PATERNOSTER-ROW;
T. KING, SUTTON-STREET, COMMERCIAL-ROAD, ST. GEORGE'S-EAST;

AND MAY BE HAD OF ALL BOOKSELLERS.

1858.

14r.d. 120.

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