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The bulk of the sermons which appear | lanies,”—slavery, with which through life he for the first time are on topics of the

was intimately conversant, and closely identihighest importance; and, we are told,

fied. present an average specimen of Pay A Consideration of the Sermon on the Mount. son's much honoured and most efficient

By DANIEL H. HILL. Williams and Marministrations. The volumes illustrate

tien, Philadelphia; and Nisbet and Co.,

London. the highest order of American preaching, and are worthy to stand side by

This is not an every-day performance: it is

the production of a man who knows the side with those of President Davies.

world. Mr. Hill was lately a major in the The edition is splendidly got up, reflect United States army; and he is now superining great credit on the American press. tendent of the North Carolina Military Insti

tute. The character of the man has deter

mined the character of the work. It is wholly Incidents in the Life of an Italian : Priest,

free from professionalism ; there is nothing Soldier, Refugee. By LUIGI BIANCHI. abstract in the thought, or technical in the Nisbet and Co.

expression; all is clear, simple, and soldierThis volume is full of incident and interest,

like. The information is ample and thorough ; far surpassing the charms of mere romance.

the composition is clear and careful; and the The author has a perfect understanding of

strain is deeply devout. Popery. His education was finished in Rome, where he had a full opportunity of scanning

Lectures on the First TwoVisions of the Book of the characters of Gregory XVI, and Pius IX.,

Daniel. By W. NEWTON. Nisbet and Co. and fairly estimating the Papal system; and Mr. Newton is rector of the Church of the the volume shows, that his advantages were Holy Trinity, West Chester, Pennsylvania ; not thrown away upon him.

and the dedication runs thus :—"To my Like many others, our author renounced the mother : to whom, under God, I owe all that Missal for the sword in the Revolution of I am here and hope to be hereafter, these pages 1848. The brief hour of the Republic was one are affectionately dedicated by her Son." To of great joy, but sad reverses quickly followed, our eye, there is great beauty in these words, when our author and all the patriots had to which highly commend to us both the author flee for their lives! Our poor refugee went to and his work. There is nothing, however, Athens, where he acquired much fresh know either specific or peculiar about the volume. ledge, which goes to enrich the present It simply exhibits the common doctrine in volume. After not a little knocking about, he language perspicacious and forcible, and so far arrived in England, visited Edinburgh, and it is much fitted both to instruct and to became a preacher of the Gospel to the edify. Italians. The work eschews politics, but it occa

Nuggets from the Oldest Diggings; or, Resionally enunciates true and noble sentiments,

searches in the Mosaic Creation. Constable such as: “To be a Papist and a Christian is and Co.; Hamilton and Co. impossible.”—“Can a Papist be a patriot? The object of this work is to reconcile Genesis Never! The Papacy is the quintessence of with Geology. Its structure is imperfect, and tyranny and despotism, both of which we see its execution feeble. Altogether, it contriincarnate in the person of the Pope. From butes little, if anything, to our previous knowdistant ages Popery has been the fountain ledge. Of the perfect truth of the statement of head of the calamities of Italy.” “A Papist

Moses, we have no doubt; and all seeming can neither be a Christian, nor a patriot."

discrepancies that may be found between him However these allegations may startle, they and the geologists must be kept in store till are capable of satisfactory proof.

we have more light. The Life and Labours of the Rev. Daniel

The Religion of Geology and its connected Baker, D.D., Pastor and Evangelist. By Sciences. By E. HITCHCOCK, D.D., LL.D. his Son, W. M. BAKER. Nisbet and Co. James Blackwood. THE feelings with which we have laid down This is a great and commanding subject, this work, differ very materially from those worthy of the best and ablest of our Christian with which we took it up. The biographer is scholars; and, as we have already testified, it a Presbyterian minister in Texas, and his has here fallen into highly proper hands. We father spent much of his life in the South. We had occasion, several years ago, to enter at were, therefore, wholly unprepared for so much some length into the work before us, and to excellence in such a quarter. Dr. Baker was expatiate admiringly on its manifold excelone of the ablest, and every way most admi lences. The first edition appeared in 1851, rable men of his time. His life was full of and the present bears the date 1859. This, as incident. The spheres of his labour were the preface shows, has been prepared expressly various, wide apart, and highly important. for Mr. Blackwood, and differs from, and surHis life was one of severe and constant toil, passes its predecessors in the circumstance, and the results were unusually happy. He that while the whole has been corrected, and was in all respects a great character, remark additions made, the author has added a fifably adapted to the circumstances in which he teenth lecture, setting forth a brief view of was placed. There is much in the volume the whole subject as it now lies in his own fitted to instruct and amuse; the great defect mind. The work is a mass of solid thought, is the utter ignoring of that “sum of all vil- | pervaded throughout by Christian principle. We have nowhere a volume on geology sol portion of Scripture, in which the eloquent copious and so comprehensive, so thoroughly author discourses on the promises, setting digested, and altogether so fraught with de forth their origin, character, and design, with lightful'instructions.

great effect, more especially expatiating on

the various promises. The appendix of clasThe Four Temperaments. Contemplations on sified promises will be a great accommodation

Luke ix. 51-62. Delivered on Trinity to those especially who desire to make the Sundays in 1839. By FREDERICK ARNDT. little volume a vade mecum.

London : Thickbroom, Brothers. NOTWITHSTANDING the smallness of the Our World; its Rocks and Fossils. By Mrs. present volume, its author is one of the WRIGHT. London: Jarrold and Sons. greatest of living Germans, and his subject is one of a deeply interesting character. We This is rather a hard subject for the softer have here five lectures, which we may desig sex, but there are ladies with minds cast in a nate five human portraits, all sketched with a mould so large, and of a texture so masculine, master's hand, and developing highly import as to fit them for dealing with the “red sandant principles. Only a man of genius and of store," and all above and all beneath it; deep reflection, and å keen observer of human ladies quite at home amongst earthquakes, society, could have produced the book.

volcanoes, slates, limestones, and the mani

fold elements which comprise the marvellous Light in Life's Shadows ; or, Hymns for the globe on the surface of which we live and Sorrowing. London: J. Haddon.

move.

This little volume is by far the most perfect THE object of the present volume is avowedly

thing of the kind we have ever seen. It is to furnish a rich supply of the materials

geology made easy for either old or young. which are necessary for true consolation. A

While the text is admirably written, the illusconsiderable number of the compositions are

trations, which are all but innumerable, are original, while the rest are well selected. It

exquisitely drawn. The volume is the result is the largest assortment of its class that has

of immense labour, and in point of simplificacome to our hands, and much suited to serve

tion it excels all its predecessors. the purpose of its preparation. Voices from Calvary; or, the Seven Last Say

The Children of Summerbrook. Scenes of ings of our Dying Lord. By R. T. JEFFREY,

Village Life described in Simple Verse. By M.D." A. and C. Black.

Mrs. SEWELL. London: Jarrold and Sons. The conception of this volume is alike happy MRS. SEWELL, in this unpretending embodiand beautiful. The discourses are entitled to ment of the moral philosophy of humble life, occupy a first place amongst the most pa has performed great service to society. The thetic productions of the English tongue. subjects are very numerous and very varied, Steeped in feeling, they overflow with conso while a vein of common sense runs through lation. The book, if justice be done to it, the whole, much fitted to instruct, with an air will command most extensive popularity. of pleasantry adapted to attract. It is quite a

book for children and the common people. Sunday Afternoons in the Nursery. By M.

L. CHARLESWORTH. Third edition. Seeley Sabbath Evening Readings on the New Tesand Co.

tament-Colossians and Thessalonians. By We have here nineteen essays, all on interest

the Rev. JOHN CUMMING, D.D., F.R.S.A. ing subjects, and executed in a manner which

London: Hall, Virtue and Co. is peculiarly adapted to children. . The illus

The present volume comprises the Epistles to trations are happily conceived, and every way

the Colossians and Thessalonians, both the first-rate performances. The only drawback

first and the second. We have nothing further is, the volume is necessarily so dear as to con

to say than that, like all its predecessors, the fine it to opulent classes.

volume is admirably fitted to impart correcA Hand-Book for the Sick. By the Rev. W.

tion and instruction in righteousness. B. MACKENZIE, M.A. Seeley and Co. This is a very good conception. While the

The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser. In introductory address is excellent, the volume

five volumes. Vol. IV. Edinburgh: Nichols. is peculiarly suited to the class for whom it is

London : Nisbet and Co. specially prepared. The selection of Scrip

This is, perhaps, the heaviest undertaking in ture is judiciously made and well arranged, and the type so large that even eyes of four

the splendid series of Mr. Nichols's Poets.

One more volume will complete Spenser, and score might almost read it without spectacles.

if Mr. Nichols had done nothing more than

produce it, he would have deserved well of the The Pitcher and the Fountain; or, the Wants

world of letters. This volume completes the of Man and the Promises of God. By Rev.

" Faerie Queene;" and the “Shepherd's CaJ. GRAHAM. Thickbroom.

lender,” covering the twelve months of the This is a beautiful essay on a very popular year, constitutes the rest of the volume.

Intelligence.

HOME RECORD.

ACOCK's GREEN, NEAR BIRMINGHAM.—1 will be more commensurate with the wants of The ceremony of laying the first stone of the th

pourhood. Congregational Chapel, intended to be erected CONGREGATIONAL SCHOOL, LEWISHAM.at Acock's Green, was performed by the Rev. Midsummer Examination.—"The Latin and J. Angell James, under very favourable and Greek classes of the Congregational School encouraging auspices. A large number of were examined this year in the following subpersons from the neighbourhood and from j ects :--The first Latin class in the 6th book Birmingham were present, it being calculated of the Æneid, and the first thirty-two chapthat not less than 700 persons were on the ters of the Jugurthine War. The first Greek spot. The building will provide accommoda class in the 3rd book of the Iliad, and part of tion for 450 persons. The cost of erection the Acts of the Apostles. The second Latin will amount to £1,750. The proceedings class in books 2, 3, and 4 of Cæsar's Gallic were commenced by the singing of a bymn, War. The lower classes in Arnold's First and which was followed by the reading of the Second Latin Book, and in the Latin and 134th Psalm, by the Rev. J. Hammond. The Greek Accidence. The examiners have pleaRev. J. A. James, standing near the stone, sure in expressing their satisfaction with the then addressed the assembly.

| general correctness of the translations given BIRMINGHAM.-On the 21st of July a re- by the pupils of the senior classes. Passages cognition service was held in the Lozells for translation were selected by the examiners Chapel, on the occasion of the settlement of from different parts of the works which had the Rev. J. T. Feaston, as its minister. The been read during the year, and in this departvarious parts of the service were conducted by ment the results of the examination showed a the Revs. C. Vince, G. B. Johnson, R. W. degree of excellence quite equal to the average Dale, M.A., Professor Barker, J. A. James, of similar classes. The lower classes were R. Ann, P. Sibree, and J. Hammond.

more unequal in their replies. Some of the Bishop's STORTFORD.-A large tea-meet pupils acquitted themselves most creditably, ing was held on July 19th, in the grounds of ; and gave proof of an ability to prosecute their J. B. Johns, Esq. The objects in view were, i classical studies with continued success. In to add to the funds of the new Congregational ! respect to others, the examiners content themChapel in the course of erection, and to de- selves with expressing the hope that present velope social and friendly feelings among the deficiencies will be more than made good by Christian friends engaged in the work. The future diligence and attention. arrangements were good, the gathering large ! (Signed) “JOSHUA C. HARRISON, -amounting to nearly 400 persons. All

" SAMUEL NEWTH, M.A." weariness and monotony between the tea and

- The examination was continued in the speaking was entirely avoided, the company

afternoon, in the presence of a large assembly eagerly breaking up into groups to stroll:

of the friends of the Institution, and embracel about the grounds, and to survey the beauty the following subjects :-Geography, English and variety of the scenery. Arrangements

Grammar, English Composition, Natural were soon made for a meeting on the same

į Philosophy, English and Roman History, charming spot. The speaking was lively and in

Arithmetic, Algebra, and Scriptural Knowstructive. Addresses were delivered by the Revs.

ledge. Questions were proposed, not only by W, A. Hurndall (minister), H. Gammidge, F.

the Chairman, but by several other gentlemen, Edwards, J. Wood, Harding, and Beddow.

which the pupils answered with great readiAll were highly delighted with the day, the

ness and accuracy. Very general satisfaction scenery, and the proceedings. The ladies who

was felt by those present with the proficiency got up the meeting have a good reason for

manifested in the different branches that being satisfied with the result in adding to

passed under review, and with the eficient the funds for the new chapel.

state of the school in general. Corresponding BLACKBURN MILL-HILL CHAPEL. - On

regret was expressed at the retirement of the Thursday evening, July 14, a public meeting

Head Master, who carries with him the was held in connection with this chapel, and

evident affections of his pupils, and the sinvery encouraging reports were presented as to

cere respect of the Committee. May this the progress made in the various departments

most valuable Institution receive the support of Christian effort during the year. Joseph which it so well deserves. Eccles, Esq., occupied the chair, and the meet

(Signed) “ J. C. HARRISON, ing was addressed by Rev. Messrs. L. Skinner,

" Chairman." J. Cameron, W. G. Tibield, and W. H. Mann; J. Fish, Esq., and Messrs. Woods, Parry, and CONGREGATIONAL SCHOOL, LEWISHAN.Wilson. On Lord's day, July 17, sermons Devotional Service.- A devotional service, to were preached to full congregations by the inaugurate a new session under new masters, Rev. Messrs. L. Skinner, of Mount-street was held in the school-room at Lewisham, on Chapel, W. H. Mann, pastor of the church, Friday evening last. The masters, the secreand D. Herbent, M.A., of Darwen. The col-1 tary, several members of the committee, and lections made during the day amounted to about thirty of the pupils were present. AP£65. A new and beautiful chapel is now in ! propriate hymns were sung, and prayers were course of erection, where the accommodation offered by Mr. Potter, and the Revs. Messrs.

Maiatery and Rose; after which an affection- / H. TOLLER.-.We have to record with regret ate and appropriate address was delivered by the death of the Rev. H. Toller, minister of the Rev. Dr. Ferguson, who presided, and the the Independent Chapel, Market Harborough, meeting closed. It is hoped that the new which took place on Tuesday morning, master (the Rev. Thomas Rudd, B.A.) has August 9th, about three o'clock. The debefore him a long and prosperous course in ceased had been very ill for a long time. this important service, and that many of his Last summer his church and congregation brethren in the ministry will have to bless granted him leave of absence for three months him in years to come for the instruction im to visit the sea-coast, to try to recruit his parted to their children.

health, and presented him with a substantial ECCLESHALL, STAFFORDSHIRE. - The proof of their regard. He was much better eleventh anniversary service, in connection after this cessation from duty for some time, with the pastorate of the Rev. H. Warner, but he soon began again to feel the effects of was held at the Tabernacle Chapel, Eccleshall, his disease, and has continually been sinking. on the 28th of June. The meeting was pre He was very highly and deservedly respected, sided over by Samuel Asbury, Esq., Cleave especially by his church and congregation. land House, Shelton, and addresses were de As a token of respect on the occasion of his livered of an interesting character upon the decease, the windows of shops and houses great subject of religious revivals. The day were partly closed. His loss will be deeply was extremely wet, which prevented many felt by his congregation. from coming, but the results of the services SUDBURY.-Under the successful ministry were highly satisfactory.

of the Rev. J. Steer (late of Croydon), the EDEN, NEAR CARRICKFERGUS.-On Tues former chapel in Friar-street had become too day evening, August the 9th, an interesting strait for the number of persons wishing to service was held in the Established Church attend; it was, therefore, resolved to enlarge school-room, by the Rev. W. D. Corken, the the place, so as to furnish sitting accommodaIndependent minister of Carrickfergus. The tion for 300 more. The enlargement having spacious building was crowded to the door. been completed so as to present a very beauHe took for his text Acts xvi. 9, “Come over tiful building, with a front of white brick in to Macedonia and help us." The sermon, the Italian or Florentine style of architecture, which occupied an hour, was listened to and an interior every way elegant, commothroughout with the deepest interest, by the dious, and well lighted and ventilated, and Large and intelligent congregation. At the capable of seating 1,000 persons, the chapel close of the service it was proposed, “That the was re-opened on Friday, the 29th of July, grateful and hearty thanks of the congrega when the Rev. J. Stoughton, of Kensington, tioa be presented to the Very Reverend George preached in the morning, and the Rev. E. Bull, M.A., Dean of Connor, for his conside Mannering, of London, in the evening, to rate and generous kindness, in granting the large and attentive audiences. The Revs. use of the building to the Rev. W. D. Corken, Messrs. Bentley and Sowter, of Sudbury; for the purpose of conducting a fortnightly Steer, of Castle Iledingham; Davies, of Laservice. " În these days of “Union," the venham; and Reeve of Stowmarket, took the noble conduct of the Rev. Dean of Connor will devotional parts of the services. Dinner was be hailed as a living evidence of that large provided in the assembly-room, to which a hearted charity, which is the brightest orna crowded party sat down ; and tea was subsemoat of our common Christianity.

quently prepared in the Corn Exchange, ILERACOVBE.—The public recognition of which was filled to overflowing. The comthe Rev. George Waterman, A.M., as pastor of pany at both places was addressed by the Rev. the Independent Chapel in this fashionable J. Steer, Rev. J. Stoughton, Rev. E. Mannerwatering-place, was lately held. The services ing, Rev. S. Steer, Mr. Grey (of Croydon), on this truly interesting occasion commenced Mr. Barker (of Sadbury), Rev. Eliezer Jones, at three o'clock in the afternoon, and were Rev. T. Sowter, Rev. W. Bentley, Mr. M. attended by the ministers of all the Dissenting Prentice, Rev. A. Anderson, Rev. J. Rutter, congregations in the town, who seemed to vie Rev. T. Giles, who severally congratulated with each other in their desire to evince their the pastor.and his people on what they had sympathy with the new pastor and his flock. accomplished, and the attractive appearance of The recognition prayer was offered by the Rev. their place of worship, which reflects so much James Young, of Braunton, after which a lucid credit on the architect, Mr. Barnes, of Ipswich, and impressive discourse on the relative duties and the builder, Mr. Webb, of Sudbury. On of pastor and people was delivered by the Rev. the following Sunday, the re-opening services T. W. Aveling, of Kingsland, London. A were continued, when the Rev. Eliezer Jones, publie tea-meeting was held in the school-room of Ipswich, preached morning and evening. at five o'clock, at which, as well as at the The attendance, particularly in the evening, interesting services in the afternoon, many was Jarge, and the collections altogether fell friends from Barnstaple as well as from the little short of £100. neighbouring villages attended. At seven WAKEFIELD.--The Rev.. Henry Sanders, of o'clock, a public meeting was held in the Whitehaven, has accepted a very cordial and chapel, when addresses were delivered by the unanimous invitation to become pastor of the Revds. w. Tarbotton, of Barnstaple; J. Whi church and congregation worshipping at ting, of Bideford; E. Hipwood, of Appledore ; Zion Chapel, Wakefield, and will commence E. Prout, of the London Missionary Society, his labours there on the first Sabbath in SepLondon ; and T. W. Aveling, of Kingsland. tember. The services were of a truly animated charac WHITCHURCH.—The Rev. C. J. Evans, late ter, and were very well attended.

of Pembroke Dock, who has made a very MARKET HARBOROUGH.-DEATH OF REV. extensive and successful tour through Europe and the lands of the Bible, has accepted a | supply the spiritual wants of these colonies by truly cordial and unanimous invitation from the Colonial Missionary Society, London, in the Congregational Church, Whitchurch, conjunction with zealous Christians at MelHants. Mr. Evans resumed the duties of a bourne and throughout Australia. He consettled pastorate on Sunday, August the 7th, gratulated Mr. Sleigh and his flock on what had under very encouraging circumstances.

been accomplished, and urged the meeting to wipe off the remaining debt on the building.

Thanks to the chairman, and for the use of COLONIAL RECORD.

the room, with prayer, concluded the meeting.

The following are the financial particulars, PRAHRAN INDEPENDENT CHURCH.—The exclusive of the debt on the land :-The cost opening services of the New Independent of the building for the Congregational Church Church, Commercial-road, Prahran, were com was £303 2s.; and after defraying the incimenced on Lord's day, April 10th. During dental expenses of the year, which amounted the day, three sermons were preached by the to £95, the balance was £148 13s. 2d.; the colRevs. J. L. Poore, D. J. Draper, and James

lections on Sunday, together with the profits Ballantyne. The church, morning and even of the tea and subscriptions promised at the ing, was crowded. The services were resumed meeting, amount to £123 17s. 9d., leaving a on Lord's day, 17th. The Rev. W. B. Lan balance of little more than £25. dells preached in the morning, and the Rev. BALMAIN.–The recognition service in conJames Taylor in the afternoon. On Tuesday nection with the settlement of the Rev. evening, 19th, a public tea-meeting was held, Thomas Arnold, as the pastor of the above at which between 400 and 500 persons were in church, was held on Thursday evening, the attendance. F. Haller, Esq., occupied the 7th April. The devotional parts of the service chair. The meeting was addressed by the were conducted by the Rev. Messrs. Slatyer, Revs. I. New, H. Thomas, J. P. Sunderland, Cuthbertson, Beazley, and Kent. The reasons R. Fletcher, and W. R. Lewis and Mr. Vetch, for leaving England and coming to this colony late of New College, London ; and by R. for the purpose of becoming the minister of Smith, J. Browning, T. Dickson, G. Rolf, and that place of worship, and his intentions as to J. Craven, Esqrs. The Revs. T. James the future, were clearly stated by Mr. Arnold. (Wesleyan minister), W. Jarrett, W. B. Lan The Rev. Thomas Binney then delivered an dells, James Ballantyne, and G. Divorty were address, dividing it into two parts,-the first also present. The following is the balance portion being advice and counsel to the sheet: - Expenditure: Total cost of land, minister, founded upon the words of 1 Peter building, fittings, &c., £3,140. Receipts : v. 1-4; and the latter to the church and conObtained by subscriptions and collections, gregation, from Philippians ii. 14–16, defining £1,270; mortgage, £1,500; balance, £370. their duties and obligations. The entire disAn effort to remove the floating debt, £370,1 course was a truly masculine and apostolic was then made, and the collections, together one, and was listened to with intense interest with promises to collect in three months, by a large and respectable audience. After amounted to £249, leaving a balance of £121. this service, a tea-meeting was held in a large The meeting closed with the doxology and marquee tastefully decorated for the occasion, prayer by the Rev. B. Lemmon. The follow which was followed by a public meeting, preing is a brief description of the building : sided over by the Rev. Thomas Binney. Style, Gothic; dimensions in the clear Speeches were delivered by the chairman, and length, 70 feet; width, 40 feet; height from by the above-named gentlemen. Mr. Mullens floor to ridge of open roof, 47 feet. The laid a statement of the financial condition of church will comfortably accommodate 500 the church before the meeting, and propounded persons. The external appearance of the edi a plan, suggested by Mr. Fairfax, by which it fice, though unfinished, is exceedingly neat. was hoped the whole might be paid off. The On the principal elevation there is a large debt upon the church, amounting to £3,000, geometrical three-light window, and two octa was the chief topic of consideration, and, after gonal turrets rising to the height of sixty several gentlemen had spoken specially to the feet. On the east side there is an ornamental desirableness of its entire liquidation, subporch. When completed, there will be at the

scriptions were entered into-the collection for north-west angle a tower and broach spire the most part extending over three years to rising to the height of 105 feet.

the amount of nearly £2,400. The residue, PORTLAND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. it was hoped, would be supplied by friends who On Lord's day, March 20, the Rev. J. L. were unable to be present. Poore preached two excellent sermons in this LONSDALE-STREET, MELBOURNE. - The place of worship. The attendance was numerous ninth anniversary services connected with this and the collections liberal. On the 22nd a tea church were held on the 10th of April, when and public meeting was held in the Free suitable and instructive discourses were deChurch building, kindly lent for the occasion. livered by the Rev. J. C. M‘Michael, of GeeA few friends generously gave the tea and all long. On Tuesday, the 12th of April, the incidental expenses, in aid of the building annual meeting of the congregation was held fund. J. N. M'Leod, Esq., presided at the in the school-room. The Hon. George Harker meeting. After the secretary's brief state was called to the chair. The report, which, ment, the Rev. J. Sleigh, in few words, re was encouraging, was read by R. C. Dunn, viewed his labours since his arrival at Port Esq., the secretary. From the treasurer's reland in January, 1858. The Rev. S. Kelso port it appeared that there had been raised by (Presbyterian) then gave an appropriate ad the congregation during the past year, for all dress. The Rev. J. L. Poore characterised objects, £982 4s. 10d. A balance of about Congregationalism ; stated the efforts made to £200 was due to the treasurer, chiefly ex

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