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TEMPTATION:

A TREATISE

ON

SATANIC INFLUENGE.

BY SAMUEL RANSOM,
Classical Tutor in the Theological Academy at Hackney.

LONDON:

THOMAS WARD AND CO.,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1837.

WILLIAM TYLER,

PRINTER,

BOLT-COURT, FLEET-STREET. TO THE

REV. GEORGE COLLISON,

PRESIDENT OF THE THEOLOGICAL ACADEMY AT HACKNEY,

HIS FORMER TUTOR AND PRESENT COLLEAGUE,

THE FOLLOWING

Treatise on Temptation

IS, AS A TOKEN OF GRATITUDE AND ESTEEM,

MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED,

BY

THE AUTHOR.

PREFACE.

On the subject of the following Treatise there is, confessedly, a paucity of publications. While works are daily issuing from the press, treating of almost every other subject connected with Religion, few issue from it that even indirectly treat of this. And those that are already in existence, being principally the works of old divines, are, from their antiquated style,

ill adapted to general circulation and usefulness

in the present day. But the subject is not only one which is interesting to all, but one which pious persons, especially, feel to be so ; as they evidence by the attention with which they listen to discourses, and the readiness

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