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N. ENG. TRACT SOCIETY.
"And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children,
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28. The instruction of the Rising Generation in the principles of the Christian Religion recommended-Extracts from Dr. Watts, Baxter, and
29. A Serious Address to children and youth, relating
33. To a Child-Hymns
34. Hymns for Infant Minds
35. Sermons to Children. To which are added, Short Hymns suited to the subjects
36. A present to Children at School.
37. To Children
38. Early piety recommended in the history of Miss
Dinah Doudney, of Portsea, (Eng.)
39. Filial Duties-Duty of Children to their Parents
43. Moderation in Food
44. An Address to Youth
45. No life pleasing to God but that which is useful
46. Subjects for Consideration-Of Meekness and Hu-
47. To the afflicted-Hymn
48. To the Aged
49. A Sketch of the life of the late Rev. John Cow-
50. The Swearer reproved, or his oath explained—
IN THE PRINCIPLES OF THE
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 he 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 have escaped the notice even of good men.