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PROGRESS

RELIGIOUS IDEAS.

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THE

PROGRESS

OR

RELIGIOUS IDEAS,

Through Successive Ages.

BY

LUYOMARIA CHILD.

God sends his teachers unto every age,
To every clime, and every race of men,
With revelations fitted to their growth
And shape of mind, nor gives the realm of TEUTH
Into the selfish rule of one sole race:
Therefore, each form of worship that hath swayed
The life of man, and given it to grasp
The master-key of knowledge, REVERENCE,
Enfolds some germs of goodlness and of right.

J. R. LOWELL.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

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