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of secrets. The spire of grass, the blossoming flower, tho crystal dew drop, the blood that circulates in the veins, the heart that throbs it, the air that purifies its distribution, wear and decay of the body, the mind, judgment, reason, memory and the soul, are secrets of which we are not in full possession. Does any one object? What a miserable world this would be if the claims of secrecy were disregarded. In time of war the enemy would be put in possession of the best laid plans; in times of peace the counsels of rulers would be bandied about as so many playthings. A disregard of the claims of secrecy would cripple commerce, ruin trade, paralyze enterprise and utterly destroy the best and most cherished hopes of men. It would contaminate the church, destroy the peace of families, distract neighborhoods, and mark universal ruin. But are not objectors a little late in putting in their pleas? By consulting the works of Piazza, Smith, Sir Gardiner Wilkinson and Baron Bunson,





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