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BALM OF GILEAD;

OR, THE

Recovery of Man's Fall

BY REDEMPTION.

Being a short and concise account of Man's happi-
ness in the Garden of Eden, his disobedience
and Fall, and Expulsion from Paradise, and his
glorious Redemption by Jesus Christ the true

Messiah.

BY THOMAS H. HOLMES,

AUTHOR

of the “ New Year's Gift," "A Visit to Buxton,"

&c., &c., &c.

"Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there?
Why then is not the health of my people recovered.”

Jer. viii. 22.
" And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the
nations."

Rev. xxii 2.

LONDON:
LONGMAN & CO., PATERNOSTER ROW;
J. W. ADAM, LIBRARY, MATLOCK; W. & W. PIKE,
DERBY ; AND I. GOODWIN, BAKEWELL.

1847.

MATLOCK: PRINTED BY W. ADAM, LIBRARY, THE PARADE.

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PREFACE.

It will be to little purpose, the Author presumes, to offer any reasons, why this little work appears in public, for it is ten to one whether he gives the true, and if he does, it is much greater odds, whether the gentle reader is so courteous as to believe him. He could tell the world, according to the laudable custom of Prefaces, that it was through the irresistible importunity of friends, or some other excuse of ancient renown, that he ventured it to the

press : but he thought it much better to leave every man to judge for himself, and then

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