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THE

PUBLICATIONS

OF THE

N. ENG. TRACT SOCIETY.

VOL. II.

" And thou shalt teach them diligently onto thy children,
and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and
when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down,
and when thou risest up.

DEUT. VI. 7.

ANDOVER:

PRINTED BY FLAGG AND GOULD.

1820.

1

IN DE X.

VOL. II, No.

Page. 28. The instruction of the Rising Generation in the

principles of the Christian Religion recom-
mended-Extracts from Dr. Watts, Baxter, and
Boyle

1 29. A Serious Address to children and youth, relating

to the great and necessary duty of prayer 17 30. Advices to Children, relating to prayer

21 31. The Westminster Assembly's Shorter Catechism 25 32. Divine and Moral Songs for Children

37 33. To a Child-Hymns

57 34. Hymns for Infant Minds,

61 35. Sermons to Children. To which are added, Short Hymns suited to the sabjects

121 36. A present to Children at School

• 157 37. To Children

• 16. 38. Early piety recommended in the history of Miss Dinah Doudney, of Portsea, (Eng.)

169

39. Filial Duties-Duty of Children to their parents

-Extract from Economy of Human Life 189
40. An affectionate Address to young Christians—Here

and There; or This world and the next 205
41. A Persuasive to Public Worship-Faith & Works 213
42. The importance of Speaking Truth-On the evil
of Violating the Truth

229
43. Moderation in Food

236
44. An Address to Youth

241
45. No life pleasing to God but that which is useful

to mankind The art of Happiness--A New
Year's Song

253
46. Subjects for Consideration–Of Meekness and Hu-
mility—“Lord, teach us to pray."

261
47. To the afflicted—Hymn

269
48. To the Aged

277
49. A Sketch of the life of the late Rev. John Cow-

per-Nature of Faith and Repentance 285
50. The Swearer reproved, or his oath explained
Hymn

301

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The situation of a disciple of Jesus has in it something remarkably interesting. He is a stranger here: Heaven is his home. His continuance on earth is short and uncertain ; and he is hastening into another world to give an account of his stewardship, and to enter into eternal rest. What value does this stamp on the portion of time he is permitted to spend in the present state! With his principles, to consume life in sloth, seems madness; not to improve it to the utmost, must be folly. How anxious should he be that the world may be the better for him, and that he may be instrumental in promoting the welfare of his fellowcreatures in the highest degree! To one who is thus disposed, and whose pious mind is daily devising good and liberal things, various plans of usefulness will occur, and ·be will give to each its due share of attention.

Some may be disposed to ask, “Which is the best, that we may attend to it in the first place; and if others should be neglected, that it may not ?" Next to the preaching of the Gospel, which undoubtedly claims the highest place, it may be questioned if there be a plan of equal importance with the instruction of the rising generation in the principles of the Christian religion.

It indeed makes little show at the time and procures little applause; it is frequently, nay commonly, under-valued but let the mind follow that instruction in its effects on conduct and character ; and one of the grandest and most delightful prospects in the moral world will present itself to view. For want of due attention, like many things of real value, it may bave escaped the notice even of good men.

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