WORDS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD By CHARLES ADAMS. Entered according to Act of CongreBs, in the year 1858, BY CAELTO & PORTKR, PREFACE. This little volame is not a biography of the great Lather. Its plan is rather to present to the young some choice specimens of his sayings and addresses. Connecting these, however, are interwoven such notices as to famish a somewhat adequate picture of the great Reformer, as he appeared in the interesting years of his life. For most of thejsl^tclftgs herein comprised I am indebted, mftji^y- to ^ihe-work of D'Aubign^, from whose TOfonuhous mi <5aptivating pages I have endeavored to draw forth the subject of my book, and, with a style and brevity suited to youthful readers, set him forth for their contem- plation. The " seeds of things" lie thickly strewed amid the history and words of Luther, and deeply 6 PBEFAOE. cmggestiye will be his spirit and sayings to young and serious minds. Kor is it possible for such minds to ponder his career without realizing an impulse that cannot fail to be ejpaii- nently salutary as well as pleasing.