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LAW OF KINDNESS.
“As from the bosom of her mystic fountains,
Nile's sacred water windeth to the main,
From far Alata's fields to Egypt's plain :
A golden stream of sympathy is gushing;
Then throw each vale of mortal mind is rushing;
Purging humanity of every blindness,
D. K. LEE.
BY REV. G. W. MONTGOMERY.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1841,
By O. HUTCHINSON, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United
States, for the Northern District of New York.
GEORGE A. CURTIS,
In preparing the second edition of this humble work for the press, the author still thinks that no apology is needed for the manner in which it is written, or for its want of originality. The style of its composition is, without doubt, defective in many respects—but the author has endeavored to avoid imperfection as far as possible. Its want of originality is compensated by the fact, that fresh and vigorous instances of the power of kindness, taken from real life, are its most influential illustrations, and are better calculated to convince men of its real strength to overcome evil, than any system of abstract reasoning whatever. The author would be wanting in justice to the public and to himself if he failed to express his gratitude for the favorable notice which has been extended to his production, for the kind reviews which it has received, and for those exhibitions of its faults in style and arrangement, which, he hopes, have been profitable to him. And if but one individual shall be induced, by the perusal of these illustrations, to exchange the law of revenge for the law of love, the author will consider it an ample reward for his labors.
Geo. W. MONTGOMERY.
Auburn, March, 1842.