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GUIDES AND GUARDS

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Character-Building.

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Character-Building.

BY

C. H. PAYNE, D.D., LL.D.,

President of the Ohio Wesleyan University, U.S.A.

London:
H()DDER AND STOUGHTON,

27, PATERNOSTER ROW.

MDCCCLXXXIV.

166. e. 3

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Printed from American Plates by Special Arrangement with the

Author.

Printed by Hazell, Watson, & Viney, Limited, London and Aylesbury,

PREFACE.

The building of a strong character and the living of a true life constitute our one work in this world; to aid in this high achievement is the aim of these lectures. They are published because not a few

per. sons, who heard them as delivered, have given assurance of having received special help from them, and have urged their publication, and because I have a growing conviction that the press—undoubtedly the most powerful agency for good or for evil in society—ought to be more largely employed for life's higher ends.

They make no claim to great literary excellence. They are selected, rather than others which embrace a wider range of thought, because they have a definite and thoroughly practical aim, and cover a field of endeavor which is to-day largely engaging the attention

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