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LIFE STRUGGLES:

AN AUTOBIOGRAPHIC RECORD OF

THE EARLIER TRIALS AND LATER TRIUMPHS

OF TIIE

REV. JAMES INCHES HILLOCKS,
Author of “ Mission Life in London;" “ Christian Revivals ;" &c., and General

Superintendent of The Christian Union for Christian Work.

EDITED, WITH REMARKS,
BY THE REV. GEORGE GILFILLAN, M.A.,

Author of "The Bards of the Bible,” &c.

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The larger portion of this Volume is based on AIr HillocksLife Story.

GLASGOW:
JOHN S. MARR & SONS, 194 BUCHANAN STREET.
LONDON : SIMPKIN, MARSHALL AND CO.

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“His motto through his severe Life Struggle has been the very brief but most pregnant sentence—I'll rise again !--expressing in one terse phrase his energy as a Man, and his hope as a Christian.

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TO JAMES COX, Esq., Ex-PROVOST OF DUNDEC.

MY DEAR FRIEND,

My little book, “Life Story: a Prize Autobiography," was dedicated to Maggie, my beloved helpmeet. This I did as a mark of sincere gratitude to God, for the aid she so lovingly and bravely rendered in the midst of our struggles for life and usefulness, “ with all the fortitude of a true woman's moral heroism."

And the dedication of this volume—“Life Struggles”—to you calls forth additional thoughts of gratitude, many of which are associated with the early days of preparation, in what was then the small village of Lochee—in which the name you bear has had, and still has, a remarkable and beneficial influence. There I was the “Young Weaver” employed by you ; then, too, it was that you and your worthy brothers kindly encouraged the young lad to persevere in his onward course; and this, let me add, was done in a spirit that is still characteristic of the large firm of the enterprising members of which you are the oldest.

But pleasing as it is thus to remember that "kind words can never die," the thought is greatly enhanced by the fact

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