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PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION. IT is with the sincerest satisfaction, and the most lively gratitude to God, that the writer of these pages is enabled to bear her feeble but heart-felt testimony, to the progress which religion has made, and is making, amongst us, especially in the higher, and even the highest, ranks of society. At a period, therefore, abounding and advancing in almost every kind of reli- gious improvement, she may be thought by those who would be looking for con- gratulation rather than caution, to have imposed on herself an invidious task, in choosing to dwell less on the triumphs of