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THE

CITY OF THE SEVEN HILLS.

THE

CITY OF THE SEVEN HILLS.

BY

H. GRATTAN GUINNESS, D.D.,

F.R.A.S., F.R.G.S.

London :
JAMES NISBET & CO., 21 BERNERS STREET;
MORGAN & SCOTT, 12 PATERNOSTER BUILDINGS.

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PREFACE.

THIS

'HIS book, though a poem, is not of an unprac

tical nature. It is intended to be just the

reverse.

It deals with a great subject. Its theme is a power which in one or other of its forms has

mightily influenced the leading races of mankind for twenty-five centuries--a power which still governs, or rather mis-governs to their infinite injury-two

hundred millions of our fellow-creatures. Can such

a subject be unpractical ? Do we not rather need

to gain fresh and vivid impressions of such a power ? It has had, and still has, to do with the peace and

prosperity of many nations, as well as with the

eternal salvation of individuals. God has allowed

it to bulk largely in the pages of prophecy, and its history is that of the very sphere and arena in which the great work of Redemption has so far been

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