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here mention, with reference to the Tower of Babel, that he adopts the translation, “ Let us make for ourselves a land-mark," instead of " Let us make us a name," in Gen. xi. 4. For a fuller exposition of his views of this passage, he begs leave to refer to his Addresses for Sunday Schools, p. 34.
London, July 2, 1831.
Saul, the first King of Israel -
STORIES FROM THE OLD
ADAM AND EVE.
(Gen. ii. iii.) The first man that ever lived was Adam, the father of all mankind; and the first woman was Eve, his wife.
God placed them in a beautiful garden, full of fruits and flowers, in a warm and pleasant country. And he told them that they might freely eat of all the fruits which were in the garden, except of the fruit of one tree; of that they might not eat.
Here Adam and Eve might have been
very happy; but they would not mind what God had told them; for Eve took of the fruit of the forbidden tree, and ate, and gave some to her husband, who ate also. And God punished Adam and Eve, because they had been so wicked as to do what he had told them not to do. He brought great trouble upon them, and made them work hard for their bread; and he drove them away from that beautiful garden where they at first lived, and never let them come to it again.
This story teaches us, that we should never allow ourselves to do what God has commanded us not to do. It was He who made us, and not we ourselves; we ought, therefore, willingly to obey his commands, and strive always to please him.
This story likewise teaches us, that we ought to be content with the good things which God has given us, and never to