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BY MRS. STEVENS.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more
and more unto the perfect day.-Prov. iv. 18.
PUBLISHED BY R. B. SEELEY AND W. BURNSIDE:
THE HEART OF MAN UNDER GRACIOUS DISCIPLINE.
THE HEART'S CORRUPTION.
JEREMIAH xvii. 9.
OBSERVATION and experience will convince us that there is no subject on which man is so generally ignorant as that of the true character and state of the human heart. There is, however, none with which it is of more consequence to be acquainted; the question how we may in any degree attain to such knowledge therefore becomes highly important. Certain it is, that no power short of the Almighty Spirit can prove an effectual teacher in this pursuit, and to him we must look for true illumination of mind. Yet as he is pleased in many instances to work through the instrumentality of those persons who are already under his divine operation, it affords encouragement to the charity and zeal of faith thus to