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“ How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that
“When the spirit of Christianity shall exert its proper influence
VOL. I.NEW SERIES.
PUBLISHED BY T. HAMILTON, 33, PATERNOSTER-ROW;
AND SOLD BY
HATCHARD AND SON, PICCADILLY ;
AND CHALMERS AND COLLINS, GLASGOW,
With lively confidence in the ultimate success of the exertions of the Friends of Peace to bring “wars to a perpetual end,” and with emotions of grateful praise for the progress which pacific principles are silently and slowly, but effectually, making; we now introduce to our Readers and the Public, the first Volume of the New Series of the Herald of Peace, which completes the fourth year since it began its appeal to the Christian world. Limited as our subjects are, they must ever possess considerable interest in the estimation of the friends of humanity, and, from their very nature, are peculiarly calculated to call forth the energies of the Philanthropist and the Christian. The present volume will not, we believe, be found inferior to either of the former, in the variety and importance of its subjects. Indeed, as the principles inculcated in our Work extend from town to town, in both England and America, and are gradually gaining ground among individuals throughout Europe, the narratives of their blessed progress will afford most interesting intelligence to our Readers, and furnish many pleasing and instructive anecdotes. During the past year, we have had occasion to record two striking communications from one who formerly knew no glory equal to that of the warrior, and no honour superior to that of the duellist, but, who has now for ever abandoned the military profession, and has broken the murderous weapon which had been aimed at the heart of his friend. As the stream of Peace gradually overflows the narrow channel to which it has hitherto been confined, and shall, like the bounteous Nile, convey in every direction its beneficial effects, fructifying and enriching a wider extent of human intellect; may we not look forward to many such delightful triumphs of the spirit of Love over the spirit of War ? May we not reckon upon many very abundant and valuable results, the detail of which will gladden the hearts of those who are now“ sowing in hope ?” Let the friends of Peace, therefore, employ increased activity in the circulation of Tracts, and in recommending the peaceful views and principles of the Gospel in their conversation with others, and by their conduct to all around them. And whenever, we hear of “wars and rumours of wars, let us not yield to despondency, remembering the encouraging exhortation of the Apostle, which is applicable to every “work and labour of love,"_" Be not weary in well-doing, for in due time ye shall reap if ye faint not."