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Entering the Dark Valley.
BY THE AUTHOR
THE EVANGELICAL RAMBLER.
PUBLISHED BY FRANCIS WESTLEY,
10, STATIONERS' COURT AND AVE MARIA LANE;
BY C, J. WESTLEY AND G, TYRRELL, 11, LOWER SACKVILLE STREET,
THOMAS RING, Esq.
MY DEAR SIR,
I HAVE presumed to dedicate this work to you, without soliciting your permission; and I flatter myself that you will receive it as an expression of my gratitude, for the favours I received from you, on my first entrance into public life.
To your wisdom, I was then indebted for counsel; to your influence, for the kind reception 1 met with, in the circle of friendship in which I moved ; and to your benevolence, for assistance in my literary pursuits; and though many years have passed over me, since then, yet they have not been suffered to obliterate the remembrance of my obligations ; nor to diminish that regard for your private and
public virtues, which took such an early possession of my breast. Your path has been as the “shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day;" and I trust, when called to enter the dark valley of the shadow of death, you will have the light of life beaming around you, and enter the joy of your Lord in peace. This is the fervent prayer, of,
Your greatly indebted Friend,