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“ Be ye followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the
promises.” — HEB. vi. 12.

“ By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, honour, and life.” —
PROVERBS xxii. 4.

“ Blessed is the man that heareth me (Wisdom), watching daily at my
gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me, findeth
life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord.” — PROVERBS viii. 34, 35.

STEREOTYPE EDITION.

PHILADELPHIA:

FOR SALE AT FRIENDS' BOOK-STORE,

NO. 304 ARCH STREET.

PUBLIC LIBRARY

196640 ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

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1925

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PREFACE.

The present volume contains a reprint of the Lives and Religious Labours of Samuel and Mary Neale, formerly Mary Peisley, of Ireland, — the former from the First Edition which was published at Dublin in 1805; the latter from that of 1795, also published at Dublin. Considerable additions to Samuel Neale's Journal have been introduced from the original manuscript, and from his unpublished Letters; many valuable Letters of Mary Peisley's have also been added from the private collections of various Friends who have kindly furnished them.

After stating thus much, it seems due to inform the Reader, that as it was the humble endeavour of the Editor (A. R. Barclay), according to ability received, to carry on the design of his late dear brother J. B. in continuing the SELECT SERIES, for the revival of the ancient way-marks and the upholding of the pure testimony of the Truth as embraced by the faithful

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