ciples embodied in it, they have been formulating
themselves for about fifty-five years.
Moreover, as Christianity is given, not for
the benefit of any particular race, but to confer
infinite blessings upon all mankind, so, also,
Christian education is divinely designed not to
confer exclusive privileges upon any chosen peo¬
ple; but to enlighten, improve, and develop into
perfection humanity as a whole unbroken unit,
consequently to develop into the highest possible
human perfection every child of Adam.
To this divine end, ordained by the Omniscient
Father of humanity, before the foundation of the
world, my humble volume is wholly consecrated.
To this glorious end I beseech our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ to command his benedictions upon
the efforts of the author.
DANIEL ALEXANDER PAYNE.
Evergreen Cottage, Wilberforce, Ohio.