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Halt thou not been stubbörn and obftinate towards them, and endeavoured to cast off thy subjection to them? · Dost thou not secretly with the death of thy parents, out of impatience to be deli. vered from their governinent, or poflefied of their estate?

Didst thou dispose of thyselfin marriag without their advice or consent?

The duty of a parent to the child*.. A RT thou diligent in thy calling, to 11 enable thyself to nourishi and suitain thy children?" • Hast thou diligently preferred the eternal interest of thy children before their temporal ?

Fizit thou taught them as they were capable of learning, to know, fear, love, and worship God with a perfect heart, and a willing mind?

Halt thou taught them how to govern their passions, and to moderate their affcc. rions to wordly things; and encouraged them, by thy own example, to follow ihac which is good?

Doit thou watch over their behaviour, and fee that they practile what they have been taught?


* This du'y may be found explained at larg. in the N=w WHOL& Duty OF MAN, Sundar 8. scciions VII, and 'lil. * This cloty may be found explained at large in the New WHOLE DÚTY OF MAN, Simdiy 9. Section 1,

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Haft thou not been too fond and indul. gent to them; suffering them to go on in their follies and fins, without such correction and reproof, as in duty thou wast bound to give them? · Art thou any ways accessary to the fins

of thy children, by any ill example set them? or by giving them such an education, as would naturally lead them into pride and vanity?

Hast thou done thy part to provide what was necessary and convenient for their living, and comfortable subsistence and being in the world? • Dolt thou bless them, and commend them to the favour and guidance of God ?

The duty of brethren and sisters*, T LAST thou had a tender affection, and I acompassionate concern for thy brethren and filters, endeavouring to promote their good, both fpiritual and temporal ?

Dost thou alsvays strive to keep up brotherly love and unity in the family?

Dost thou not secretly with their death or disgrace, to make thy own fortune the more plentiful ?

Haft thou commended them to God in thy prayers ? Or,.


Hast thou been unconcerned for their welfare, and destitute of natural afriction towards them ? .

The duty of a wife to ber husband* L AST thou refused to comply with Il those commands, in which God requires thee to obey and serve, to love and honour thy husband ?

Art thou loving to him, and desirous to render his life as easy and confortable as thou canst ?

Halt thou provoked him, or publithed his faults ?

Ilast thou spoken ill of him ?
Hast thou borne with his infirmities?

Hast thou given himn cause of jealousy, or been unfaithfui co his bed ?

Hastthou been frugalin the management ofthyexpenles, with respect to the circumstances and condition of thy husband?

Hast thou fquandered away thy huband's fubliance?

Halt thou kept thyself within those bounds which both region, religion, and the condition of thy husband require? Or,

Halt thou been indifferent and carelets in thy carriage towards him, not forecair. ing to do what thou didst or mistet know would oblige and please hin?

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* This duty may be found explained at large in the New HHOLE Duty of Wax, Siedlay y. Lindil. .

Hast thou been unconcerned in his joys and forrows?

Haft thou neglected to recommend him to the grace and protection of God in thy prayers ?

The duty of a husband to his wife*. T Y ASTihou been faithful to the solemn Il contract and engagement made in the presence of God, at the entering upon the state of matrimony?

Dost thou love thy wife, and show it in a kind, tender, and gentle behaviour towards her ?

Art thou faithful to her bed ?

Haftthouneglected to defend and protect thy wise, to maintain and provide for her?

Hait chou been peremptory, rigorous, and magifterial in thy commands?

Halt thou omitted to pray for her, and to share with her in all her reasonable joys and sorrows ? The duty of a servant to his master or mistresst. T TASTthoubeen faithfuland industrious 11 in ferving thy matter and mistress ?

Doli thou obey them in all lawful commands cheerfully, and in obedienceto God, whole providence hath set them over thee?


* This duty may be found explained at large in the New WHOLE My F VAN, vientity . Sections IV. and V.

+ This duty may be found explained at large in the New Vimowe DuiY OF MAN, Sunday 9. Section VIII,

Hast thou purloined, or stole, or any way defrauded them of their goods, or been careless and wasteful of them? !

Dost thou nottake the advantage of their absence, to be idle, or unjust to them ? :)

Hast thou any ways injured them in their reputation?

Hast thou, as much as in thee lay, lived quietly and peaceably with thy fellowServants ?

Hait thou not been spiteful and malicious against them?

Halt thou exercised that tenderness to the children in the samily, that was juftly and reasonably expected from thee?

Hast thou prayed for thy master and mistress, and the rest of the family, in thy private prayers ? The duty of a master or mistress to a servant*. I TAST thou treated thy servants as a

Chriftian, and like one who believes that he has a master in heaven, to whom he must render an account?

Hast thou performed the condition thou wast obliged to, when thou tookeft them into thy service?

Hast thou taken care of their bodies, by providing what food was fitting for them?

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• This duty may be found explained at large in the New WHOLE Duiv (F JAN, Surduy 9. Section IX, ..

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