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NEW TOKEN FOR CHlILDREN: Exhibiting the Early Piety and Happy Deati of M-AISS' DNAH DOU~DNEY, OF PORTSEA, DELIVERED TO A
CONGRE~GATIONI OF CHILDREN, (
!I Orange~ Street Ckape4. o Aem rar'e Bay, 18'05.
To WHICH IS ADDED, AN ACCOUNT OF
MI1SS SARAHI BARROW,
BY Oll-N GIFFIN.
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IS IT WELL WITH THE CHILD AiND ME AN'
SWEllED, IT IS WyelL.
MY dear children,*
GODLY paren 'ts are great bkessirgs; and good children are a great comfort to their parents. The Lordl gave the woman of Shunemn a little- boy; -"Ana when the child as grown, -it fell mi a day that tic wnt out to his father to the reapers. Aiid hie said~ unici hi, father, my head, myv headl; :114lt, sa"id to a lad, carry him to his mother. It
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kind mother- to gto- o whe 'nn hcIi iI t "And whenir hec hadj brought Ai-to his mother, hie sat on fr-r koce 11
on, and thyen die." Yolu scte 11
1"The number of children present, wNr A-ni ~ ress was, de1-tvered, it is tho~ll ii x cIc -P TRK*USAND AND FIVE HUND
* children may die as well as grown people, and die very suddenly too. The Lord, who gives us our life, has a right to take it away when he pleases. Some children die at five years old; some at six or seven; and some grow up to be men and women; Dinah was nine years of age ; this is all as it pleases God. He gives and he takes away. The Lord afflicted the Shunamnite's child with a pain in the head of which he soon died. His mother was a godly woman, and went to the prophet Elisha in her distress. She thought her child was gone to heaven, and that God knew what was best for Usher; and therefore she did not murtnur at what the Lord had dojae. When Gehazi the prophet's servant, asked her, Is it well with thee ? is it- well wid thy husband ? is it well with the child'? she answered, It is well.
Miss Doudney was very ill more than a year before her death. When she was first taken, she thought that she should die very soon. She said, one day to her aunt, with whom she
resided, (as her own mother was dead,) ," When I am dead, I should like Mr. Griffin to preach a sermon to children, to persuade them to love Jesus Christ
-to obey their parefits-not to tell lies-and tell them to think about dying, and going to heaven. I have been thinking, said she, what text I should like him to preach from; 2 Kings iv. 26. You are the Shunammite, Mr G. is the prophet, and I am the Shunammite's child. When I am dead I dare say you will be grieved, though you need not. The prophet will come to see you; and when he says, How is it with the child? you may say, It is well-I am sure it will then be weli with me; for I shall be in heaven singing the praises of God. You ought to think it well too."
Now, y dear children, I wil rove to you that Dinah did not thinkand talk about heaven caelev, as So1 chdren do; and that she did not talk about the hope of going t ..aven in a light and trifling manner, ithot knowing what she was talking about.
She examined the bible and asked a great number of questions of those who she thought could tell her the meaning of th6 word of God ; that she might not be d~eeived. It is an awful thing to talk about heaven and never'to enjoy it-to hope to go to heaven without knowing why. It is equally sad to hope to go to heavy. en without having scriptural reasons for it. Even children, as well as grown people, should strive to be always ready to give a reason of the hope that is in them, with meekness and fear.
1. Dinah's religion began very early, and lasted till death. When she was between three and four years of age, her parents observed a remarkable tenderness of conscience. She was very much impressed with the thought, that God always saw all she did, and knew all she thought, and every word she spoke. She was never known to tell a lie ; if she did any thing wrong she never denied it.
Her mother died when she was about five years old. While she lay in
her coffin, the servant carried Dinah into the room to see her mother; but the sight so much affected her that she said, "I will never see aPny mother any more." The next day she was taken into the room again, and, turning her head, she saw her mother. O, I have told a lie," said she, 1 said I will never see my mother any more. O, shall I be forgiven? Will theLord pardon me?" Her friends endeavour. edtoremove the distress from her mind, by telling her it was not wrong as she did eot mean 'it, and she did not go into the room of her own will. For many months, she pften appeared un. easy about sinning against God in telling this lie. Frequently hanging Abut her uncle's neck and weeping, s Icu i again and again, WVill e Lord flr give me ? Do you think the Lord wil forgive me ? Pray to the Lord to forgive me."
After this, she was observed not to speak positively but a %ery few, \tis during her life. It was her custonto say, I btliexe so-I think so-i think I will-or. I think I wi!I not.
From the time she was between five and six years of age, she used to take her books up with her at night ; and in the morning she taught her younger sister to read ; which she did almost all herself. She then read a hymn, and sung it and went to prayer with her sister. Dinah did not only say the prayers she had learnt, but used to pray Out of her own heart for such things as bhe thought she and her sister stood in need of. She prayed that God would give her a new heart----that he would pardon her sins, and help her to love and serve Jesus Christ.
Many children, who have godly parents to teach them, think about good things sometimes, and talk about them ; but this soon wears off, and they think no .more about them. The older they grow, the less they feel concerned about religious things. But it was not so with Dinah : the older she grew, the inore she loved Jesus Christ, and prayf-d that she might serve him.
Q what a happy thing it would be, if
you, my little boy, and you, my lear little girl, and all you dear children loved Jesus Christ, and prayed to him,4 and
-served him as Diijah did. Someofyou never thought about dying, and going to heaven. You are as old as Dinah was, and some of you are older; yet you never prayed in earnest, that the Lord would give you a new heartthat he would forgive your sins, and make you holy children. Naughty children's hearts are like a cage of unclean birds. You would not, surely, like to bring ugly and unclean birdsinto a room, to show your friends, with the cage full of uncleanness. And dd you think the Lord would liketo have the souls of children in heaven, without making them clean first ? That is an unclean heart which indulges naughty thoughts; out of which come naughty words, and an obstinate temper; which dislikes to read good books, and to pray to God. It was because Dinah thought her heart was in this manner unclean that she prayed to have a new one; that is, instead of having had
thoughts, to have good ones ; instead of having a had temper, to have a kind, tender, obedient, and loving temper.
Perhaps some of you do pray to have a clean heart and a right spirit as Dinth did. Well then, my dear children, continue to pray for it. When you ask your kind father for bread, he does not give you a stone ; and if you ask him for meat, he does not give you the rod : he gives you such things as you ask for, because he loves you, and knows you want these things. God is a great deal more kind than your father can be, and he has promised to give his Holy Spirit to them that ask him. Jesus Christ loves little good children, and says, I love them that love me, and they ttt seek me early shall find me.
But you, little boy, that told such a wilful lie the other day, if youshould be ill and die, what do you think will become of you? And you, little gi there, who stole the little maid's thimble, the other day, and then told a lie to hide the fault, what do you think will become ofyou? That great boy there, who play-.
cd truant, some time ago, because he would not learn his book, nor say his catechism, and then told his mother he had been to school, what can we think will become of that wicked boy ?
And that other great boy whose father is dead, and he does not love nor obey his pother, instead of going to a place of worship on sabbath day, he seeks the company of bad boys, and would rather go to play on a Sunday, than read his bible. Though he has often made his mother weep, and heard her say, You will break my heart, if you go on in such wicked ways: yet he does not regard the tears, nor feel f# the misery of his kind and tender mother. What my dear children, do you think will become of suc in awfully wicked boy as this ,? Ol t us all pray that God would turn his wicked and cruel heart.
That great girl there, whose mother is very ill, and she is not willing towuit upon her : stays with other bad girls when she goes on errarids : g evea Ier mother, and makes her illness wor seby
her ill temper, indolence, pride, discon. tent, and impertinent words. She does not love Christ, nor pray to God, and never loves to read her bible. 0 naughty and hard-hearted girl! Where do you think she will go when she dies ? Remember what one of the hymns, which Dihah very often suni says
There is beyond the sky
A heaven of joy and love,
And holy children, when they die,
Go to that world above.
There is a dreadful hell
And everlasting pains
There sinners must with devils dwell
In darkness, fire, and chains.
2. Dinah's religion was real, not feigned. It was not put on for the sake of making people think she was good. Her religion was not only in knowledge, it was the religion of the heart.
She thought muchabout good things, and talked much about them. She asked a great number of questions about the fall of man-the death of Christand the experience of a christian. She spoke much about the love of Chrib,,' in coming into the world to save sinners. She said, 0 what could induce
him to come from heaven, to suffer I his life and death for sinners, and for sinner-me too !" When her aunt was talking to her, once, of the love of Christ she said," You have told me more than I ever knew before. Pray tell me more about Jesus Christ. 01 wonder all the men and women in the world do not love Jesus Christ 1!" What hard hearts those children must have who do not love Jesus Christ IHe was nailed to the cross, by his hands and feet, that he might bear our sins, and save them, that believe in him,komevn erlasting burnings.
3. This dear child was very much engaged iin prayer.
When ina family worship, she was, from six years of age, always very attentive, and very serious. She knelt upright; did not put her head in the chair, as though she would go to sleep ; n did she look about: but kept her eyes shut, and endeavoured to keep her oughts employed upon the subject ber uncle was praying about.
Dinah took great delight in secret
prayer. She used to go three or fbut times a day by herself for prayer, and perhaps oftener; because she always contrived to go when she supposed it would not be known what she went for. Her friends sometimes asked her why she went up stairs by herself so often. Though she did not boast of praying, she was not ashamed of it; but said I have been to prayer. Her uncle once said, "I have been listening if I could hear you; but I could not hear you say a word." She replied, "No; that would be like the Pharisees, who pray in the market-places to be seen of men. Jesus Christ says we should pray in secret."
She desired her mtninister to pray for her; saying, the prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Very often she would go to prayer with a little brother and sister who were younger than herself ; but thigh would not have been known if they had not told it, she did it so secretly. About a year and a half before she died, when there was a great alarm of a French.invasion,. she said,
,, Well, these are praying times indeed. Let us, said she to her brother and sister, go and pray to the Lord." Her aunt could not listen, as she was then busy: but when they came down stairs, she asked her what she had been prayipg for. She answered "I have been praying to the Lord to be our defender and deliverer. If the Lord could raise uip stripling David to slay Goliah, he can *urely raise up menlto contend with Bonaparte He that saved Daniel from the lion's den, and Shadrach, Mesh3ch, and Abednego, from being burned in the fiery furnace, can easily find a way to deliver us if we cry to him. Indeed, continued she, if God delivered a city by a woman, he could even make such a little creature as I am, the means of saving a nation, if he pleased."
Do you, my dear child, ever go by yourself to pray, that the Lord would ess you, and teach you by his Spirit to believe in Jesus Christ, and to love him ? Some of you never pray, but say bad words and tell lies. Some of
you used to say the prayers your mo. ther taught you when you were little; but now you are grown older, you have left them off---you go to bed at night and rise ir the morning without prayer. This makes me fear you are not fit to go to heaven. Remember, you must be born again-must repent of your sins, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, before you can enter into heaven.
PerhaRs 'your wicked heart may think it is time enough yet for you to think about dying and going to heaven. O that is a wicked heart indeed that thinks so. Dinah was not ten years of age, and she is dead. A great number of children have died at your age.What an awful thing it will be, if you should die and not love prayer! None ever entered into heaven that did not love prayer. God says he will pour out his fury upon them that call not upon his name.
4. Dinah took great delight in reading. She read a great deal in books that speakcof good things. The bible she loved the most of all books. She
blway8 caled it not merely the bible, but the Holy Bible. Indeed she was never known to have usedthe word bible without putting the word holy to it; though no one in the family used that expression. There were but very few remarkable passages in the scriptures that she not only remembered, but knew where to find them. She has frequently sat for hours together with the bible before her, reeling chapter after chapter, and asking the meaning of those she thought could explain it to her. She frequently gave her own thoughts, which have astonished those who heard her.
The book of martyrs employed much of her time. The language and death of those holy men made her wonder at the power of the grace of God. But, said she, no wonder they could suffer so much for Christ, considering what he suffered for th~q. If the Lord was with them, thevycould easily bear it all; for his preschrith the three men in the furnace delivered them from the heat of the flames. InB .
deed, said she, T should rnot wvoder if some of the martyrs did not feel more than the three worthies did."
She read a greqt deal in Bunyan's pilgrim's Progress, and Mr. Shrub. pole's Christian Memoirs. All the principal characters in those excellent books were perfectly familiar to her.Janeway's Token for Children she read with close attention-with much pleasure, and greqt profit. She pointed out the experience of those children which she thought most resembled her own, and which upon comparison appears evidently so. The Life of Mr., Henry Dorney furnished this dear child with many a rich feast for her mind. She seems to have received the whole of this excellently experimental book into her understanding and her heart.
But as hymns expressed her feelings better than she could express them, she was very fond of reading, learning, and singing them. She often expressed t-hb deep sense she had of the evil of sin, and of the wonderful mercy of God, by'
gor repeating this bymni, esprrially the first verse.
And are we wretches yet alive,
And do we yet rebel ?
'Tis boundless, 'tis amazing love
That bears us upfrom helL
As she was greatly concerned about the state of her soul, she wished very mich to know whether she was a real christian or not; and therefore greatly delighted in the whole of that 1 n 1 of1 o
Mr. Newton's; the first verse of which she often repeated with great force of expression'Tis a point I long to know,
Oft it causes anxious thought,
)o I love the Lord, or no,
Am I his, or am I not ?
The state of her mind seemed to be well expressed in the following hymn, as she often sung it with evident seriousness and pleasure.
Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore,
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity, join'd with power,
Hle is able,
He is willing, doubt no more, &c.
How different are some bo and
girls from Dinah They aie ov
for reading; they will make any excuse to neglect their books; their parents are under the necessity of forcing them to read ; and even then they do not mind what they read. Young Timothy knew the scriptures from a child. But these wicked children do not wish to know any thing about God, and Jesus Christ, and heaven. 0 what a sad thing it is for a child to grow up and not to love the bible. Jesus Christ wept over Jerusalem, and said, 0 Jcrusalem, Jerusalem, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! When we think of your wicked tempers, naughty words, and sinful actions, we tremble for you. When it is considered how miserable you will be if you grow up in wickedness; and what a trouble you will be to your parents, and if you die so, how awfully miserable you will be in another world-it is enoug to make your parents and ministers weep over you 0 that you did but weep for yo rselves!
5. Miss Doudney was very fond of going to hear the word of God. Her
illness prevented her going to public worship so often as -she wi 'hed; but
while she was able, she was very glad to go. She rejoiced to hear the sermon to children on Good Friday. She heard it last Good Friday, and when she went home, she related almost the whole in the order it was delivered ; saying, "I hope this sermon will make a lasting impression on my mind : it seems as though Mr. Griffin spoke pare ticularly to me." She well understood the meaning of that hymn and frequently sung it :Lord, how delightful 'tis to see A whole assembly worship thee
At once they sing, at once they pray,
They hear of heaven, and learn the way.
I have been there, and still would ,
'Tis like a little heaven below;
Not all my pleasures, and my play, Shall tempt me to forget that day.,
0 write upon my memory, Lord,
The text and doctrines of thy word That I may break thy laws no nre,
But love thee better than before.,
Wjth thought, of Christ, and things~ divifl
Fill up this foolish heart of mine
That hoping pardon through his bloo,
I may lie down and wake with God.
When she was in the house of God, she listened attentively to hear what
-was said; she did not look about, but kept her eyes fixed on the minister.Once she said,-" I have been looking so long at the minister, that my neck aches so bad I cannot turn my head." Dinah did not smile at other children in the place of worship ; nor play with her fan, nor with her gloves, nor turn over the leaves of the books, as some careless children do. When we see children do such things in the house of God, we know they are not attentive to the minister, and this makes us fear that they do not love God. If you' do not love the house of God, can you think of going to heaven ? None go to heaven but such as love the service of God on earth. They who go thereare continually worshipping him and singing his praises. Can you think, my dear children, that a holy God wilWuffer any to enter into heaven that do not love him; nor-love his house, nor love
to be with his people ? if yoti-,do ot love the house of God below, you can, riot be fit for the house of God aOve. L inah delighted in the worship of God in this world; and therefore she hoped to enjoy the worship of God in the uppef and better world. She often sung the blowing verse over and over agai:
There shall I see, and hear, and know,
All I desir'd or isti'd below ;
And every power find sweet employ
In that eternal world of joy.
6. Dinah had a great concern for the, happiness of others, and possessed a great esteem for the people of God.When it was told her that her father was going to marry again, she said, "'If it be to one of God's people I have no objection." When a person died, or was particularly spoken of, she was very d6sirous to know if he was a godly person. It was a grea grief to her to hear any one profane the name of God, and she was evidently unhappy in the I company of the wicked..
When I asked her why she wished me to preach to children, after her death, she said," Because I wish other euld-
ren to think about heaven, to hate sin, and to love Jesus Christ. But particularly I wish you to caution them against disobeying their parents; but that they should do all they can to make them happy." She spoke a great deal to her brothers and sisters, and to her other young relations. The eldest of them says, I shall never forget it as long as I live." To one of them that she thought needed admonition and reproof, she gave both with great tenderness. You think I don't love you, said she, but I do love you well enough to dwell with you in heaven, through all eternity." She loved the ministers of Jesus Christ, because they taught her the way of salvation, and tried to save men from going to hell. The cruelty of Satan in trying to pull tecn down into hell with him" often affected her heart very much, and made her pray that the kingdom of Christ might speedily come allover the earth.'" Once she said, "I do love the ministers of ChristL, and especially my own minister, I love him as much vs I love
my brother or my father." The night she died, she said, "I want for nothing but to shake hands once more with my minister, and to kiss my father ;" which from the lateness of the night, and her not being considered so near death she did not enjoy.
7. This dear child, for some consid~erable time before she died, well uinderstood how sinners are to be saved. She knew her own goodness could not save her, as God's law was holy, and she had broken it. She knew it was through faith in what Christ had done and suffered for sinners she was to be saved. Knowingthat the law condemned her, she, often spoke of the preciousness of Chritand the efficacy of his blood by which sl w4s pardoned and accepted of God. I a new hymn book of Dr. Watts' she has folded down the corners of the leaves to eight or nine hymns, in which she principally delighted; entreating they might not be unfolded till after her death. One of these she often repeated and sung as expressing her sentiments and exC
perience on this subject.- ~
No more, my God, I boast no more
Of all the duties I have done; I quit the hopes I held before, To trust the merits of tky Son.
Now for the love I bear his name,
What was my gain I countmy loss;
My former pride I call my shame,
S And nail my glory to his cross.
Yes, and I must and will esteem
All things but loss, for Jesus' sake;
O may my soul be found in him, And.of his righteousness partake.
The best obedience of my hands
Dares not appear before thy throne;
But faith can answer thy demands,
By pleading what my Lord has done.
At times, she c xpressed a deep abhorreece of her own wickedness, aind delighted in the consideration, that the righteousness of Christ was a robe to cover and beautify her in the sight of God; expressing her feelings in the
followinghymn, especially these verses,
Awalk my heart, arise, my tongue,
Prepare a tuneful voice ;
In God, the life of all my joys,
Aloud will I rejoice.
'Tis he ador~m'd my naked soul
And made salvation mine ; Upon a poor polluted worm He makes his races shine,
Apd lest the shadow of a spot
Should on mly soul be found,
He took the robe the Saviour wrougliht;
And cast it all around.
8. Dinah was a very good tempered, affectionate child; and very obedient to her parents. Her kind disposition made all who knew her lovNe her, The grace of God teaches those who possess it to be good tempered. Children who find fault and complain; are discontented, often fretfuland angry, are not like Jesus Christ. Dinah 4 not refuse doing what she was desired to do. When she was bid to do any thing, she did nat say, do you do it Eliza; or let.William do it; but wasready to perform whatever was desired. Her auxnt does not remember that she was ever bid to do a thing twice. This was following the example of the Lord Jesus, who said, 'My meat is to do the will of him that sent me.' .
Dinah did not fret about fine clothes; but thought more abott the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which, in the sight of God, is of great price.Nor did she envy other children beIf
cause they might have gayer clothes than herself. Her thoughts were too much employed about better things, than to be improperly concerned abut these trifles. She aeg-ged that no expensive fine things might'be used at her funeral. Instead of hearse and coaches, she wished that six young men that feared God might carry her to church, and her minister walk before them. But such was the state of the weather that this request could not be complied with.
She was remarkably industrious.Before she was ill, she would play at innocent amusements with other children; she was taught that this was necessary for the cheerfulness of F.er spirits, and the health of her body. But she was very careful not to do it at improper times; when it was against the will of her friends, or when she should be at school. When she was not at play she would not be idle ; either work or reading kept 1-er constantly employed. This was doing what is right : children should learn to be in-
dustrious, and to store their minds with useful knowledge. This is the way to grow up to be useful and happy There are many promises to those children who love and obey their parents, and study to make them happy. If their father and mother die, the. Lord will take them up, and be a father to the fatherless : but if they be wicked, disobedient children, God will be very angry with them, and make them suffer for it. a
9. DinaY's death was very hay, and we have no doubt but with er, It is well."
Some time before she died she had very gloomy apprehensions of the horrors of the grave. Sh s id, I cannot bear the thought of lying in the cold grave; my mind shudders at it." It was said to her. you will rise againatthe great day. I know it," said she, my body and soul will be united agi, at the resurrection, yet I can;at get rid of the gloomy thought of the cold grave." However, this dl not la4 very long; after a few weeks, talk.
ing, reading, and praying about it, her mind was relieved. She was enabled to think more about the soul than the body. The resurrection of Christ, and the doctrine of the general resurrection, through the teaching of the Holy Spirit, freed her mind from distress, and she could think of the grave without being uneasy. She frequently at this time sung and meditated on the following verses :-Wh en from the dead he rais'd his Soo,
SAnd call'd him to thesky,
Save our souls a lively hope That they should never die.
What though our inbred sin requires
Ourflesh to see the dust,
Yet as the Lord our Saviour rose,
So all his folowers must.
She was at fimesin considerable distress doubting whether she should go to heaven when she died; because she was, in her own estimation, so great a sinner. She said, if I were quite sure of going to heaven, I should wvish to go immediately." Her aunt said, "why go immediately ; is it not that vton may be delivered from pin of bo -
dy ?" She paused-and said," It may be partly so;" but pausing again, sl said, "It is not the only reason; principlly wish to go to heaven that I may be holy and happy with God."She often fished to be there to be free from sin; frequently singing these verses
1ut I shall share a glorious part,
When g;-ace hath well refined my heart,
And fr shsu pplies of joy-are shed,
Like holy oil to cheer my head.
Sin, my worst enemy before,
Shall vex my eyes and ears no more
My inward fibes shall all be slain, Nor Satan break my peace again.
Last Christmas twelve months, be ing very ill, she thought her death was very near. Her eldest sister having a party of young friends coming to see her at her mother's house, she was asked if she would not like to g to Louisa's feast. "I am going to a Ibetter feast and tobetter company," was her answer.
Her relations sometimes thought she !was getting better and might recover. F inding, at one time, she did not talk
-n much about good things as at some
other times, they said, Dinah, you do not talk of heaven and the things of God, as you used to do." She blushed, and said, I think more than I speak." Her afiliction afterwards in creasing, and the weather being cold, she could not retire for private prayer, as before. This very much grieved her, and made her ask her uncle to pray that the Lord would pardon her neglect of private prayer.
Some time before she died, the doctor intimated she would not live long. A few days after, she said "The doctor frightened me, when he said this would soon terminate in my death." It vwas said to her, "You are not afraid of death, Dinah ?" No, said she, I was afraid, but not now; the Lord has taken away the fear of death. I believe the Lord is about to take me home soon. I think I shall not live out this week." The night before The died she thanked her aunt for all her kindness to her in getting so many good things for her, and said, I ai as thankful as though I could have ta. ken them all."
The night, before the morning in which she died, was nearly all spent in conversation with her sister and the young woman who sat up with her.~She pointed out a number of hymns she wished them to read and sing, and was highly delighted with the following verse :Jesus, the vision of thy face
Hauth over-powering charms;
Scarce shall I feel death's cold embrace,
If Christ be in my a-ms.
Then while ye hear my heart.-strings break,
How sweet my minutes roll,
A mortal paleness on my cheek,
Andglory in my soul!
When the word glory was repeated, she broke out as in an extacy, 'O yes, glory, in the soul, I shall soon have glory in my soul!" soon after, she said, I am as I never was in all ms -lif."Her countenance appearing considerably affected, as though convulsed, her aunt asked her if she was in much pain, she replied, which wer the last words she uttered, "I am quite easy." la
a few moments her soul left this world of sin and affliction to join the church
in a state o holiness and happiness irf glory.
Now, my dear children, while ww are here telling you about Dinah, we hope she is in heaven enjoying the presence of God. If you could ask the angels, Is it well with the child ?" they would say, "It is well." AndS if you could ask her, no doubt but she would say, "It is well.5' 0 yes, it must be well to be with Jesus Christ, who takes the lambs in his arms, and carries them in his bosom. The body is like our clothes, which we can put off and vet be the same persons. Dinah's soul was herself, and your soul is yourself. Though her body is in the grave, she -herself is in heaven. God is in heaven, you, know, and it must be well tv be where God is. To see God face to face, and to be like him in holiness; must be well indeed. How happyai must be, to be where there is no sin no night, no cold, no hunger, nor any pain, nor any death! Do you not suppose Dinah must think it we
with her, to be able to talk with Abraham, and Moses, and David, and
-aul, and the holy Angels, and es. pecially with Jesus Christ ? You cannot conceive how happy she is in singing the song of Moses and the Lamb, saying with a loud voice, "'Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessings." Dinah's mother was a godly woman, and we have no doubt but she is gone to heaven. She loved God, and used secret prayer, and frequentlv prayed with another little girl, when she was as young as Dinah. But she grew up to be a good woman, and to be a kind mother of six chil,dren. Though she had so many little children, and an affectionate husbahd, she was willing to die. She said, 11 must die, and why not now; for however it may appear to us God's time is the most convenient. 1' As her kath drew near, she appeared nearer in Wirit to her God. *he spent much of
her time in communion withbim. 0 Tbursdayevening, March 27, 1799j she b6ped to be gone before niorning, At six o'clock she said, I hope I blial be at rest Mote sel-en,)l Thi wa.. riot tbe ca'se, as she-did not taL-e hcr farexvcIl of these morLa.1 shoi es, until be Mccri one and two the tiext mornwg. Slie was qttltc sviibible to the last winWe, ind iruly huppy in God. Abou hail ,n hour before lier departure, she said, I I Come, Lord Jcsus, come quickIV." Slhl putised, then said, "Jesus, my LorO, I know his name.11 Five rnin-es-I)eiorc she died, she said, Strik Lo-,(I, I ain wholly ready." Alx)ti thn c invites before she breathed he pst, she said, 11 A light, a light! 11cr [ricucl-i hringif-- a candlegtihe"P111 it nw o, i i) ing,, 11 Nnt that lig Probal l iinp!ying it Nvas some- divin cornnwiiic itton to her soul, that h niezint.- Pert-taps vve shall never Eno what tl tljlghtvcas, till, like ber, xv come to tlhc coyiffi-es of immortal glor.
NIV eik ,W ChiWC11, d0ll'l YOU li)in ,that biiiAh's mutber, who was so go
a woman, would have been very glad, if she had been alive, to have sen her dear child die so hIappy ? You cannot think what a pleasure it is to godly parents when their children die, to see them die in thc Lord. But 0, what: transports of joy must Dinah and her mother have felt, when they met in heaven, to spend an eternity together in the presence of God There is joy in heaven among the angels of God, when a sinner repenteth. NXIhat joy, then, do you think Dinah's mother rmist feel, to consider that her cying prayers for her children were answered j one of them, and that the first thx died entered into glory M'ay she be the fore-runner of all the other children! May the Lord grant your parent ay dic like her mother; and you all live and die like Dinah !
My dear children, wh should yo not be as much concer he SArtOn f ITO
vation of your soul, s d
about her's ? Your soul is s vaiuL to you as Dinah's twa to her. W Y wvouldl it profit ou if you could gal
the whole world aid lose your soul? or what could you give in exchange for your soul ? You may die very soon, a's well as Dinah, and why then not seek to enter into heaven, as well as other good children ?
To love real religion, while you are young, is the way to be happy through life, to have a joyful death, and a glorious. eternity : It is the way to make others happy, and to make wise an good men love you. Some of th, greatest and holiest men, mentione in the word of God, were truly godl while they were very young. Yo have read of the good prince Abijah in whom there was some good thin, found towards the Lord God of Israe while he was very young, even th6ug he lived in a vem wicked family. Ye know that "stripling David" feared and loe d when he was but
youth: Is raised from a shepher be a king. Josiah, the king of Is el, before he was s~ixteen years age, sought to know the Lord God his fathers. Samuel and Timothy k
ved the word and th5 house of God from their childhood. You have a great many encouragements to seek to know the Lord Jesus Christ, and to love and serve God. Good people love you and pray for you : your minister loves you dearly, and prays earnestly for you; your parents love you, and if they be godly, they pray for you: but Jesus Christ loves little holy children better than any of us.
Now, my dear children, who were brothers, sisters, and cousins of Dinah, I hope you will long remember what she said to you, and what a good child she was. We have grear reao to think she is gone to heaven. O6 you think, if you were to die, you should go where Dinah is? Do you think you are fit forheaven ? Some of you are older than she was, yet you do not know so much ab the word of God, nor think so muh about good things, as she did. at in awuld thing it would be, if when you die, you should not go where she is. Hv would it pain you to see your dear sister or cousin, in Abraham's bosom,
AlfYotshut out, where there is weepSand wailing and gnashing of teeth. P, my dear young friends, think very seriously of this ; and may the Lord cause it to have a lasting impression on- your hearts!
That little boy, and that little girl there, one has a little brother, and the other a little sister gone to heaven; but I am afraid you do not think much about going to heaven. Remember, they that are gone to heaven are the best off. If you should believe in Jesus Christ, and love him, you will go to heaven when you die, and then it will be well with you for ever: but if 1o grow up in wickedness, and die vitiout being made a new creature in Christ Jesus, you will never go where Dinah is, and where the holy angels and good men and women are.
We may seefrom this child's reli. gious experience and happy death, what the Spirit of God can do upon the hearts, even of young children.Out of the mouth of a babe he has perfected praise. 'Wherever there is a
real experience of the love of qod ,the Holy Spirit is the cause of it, whether it be in a child or a grown person, Surely nothing is too hard for the Lord! He can as easily teach a child as a man. He may have taught this child such blessed things, in order to make some grown people reflect upon their condition. Perhaps there are some present who are men and women, who might have been taught by this child what they have not yet known. Some are even fathers and mothers who have never read their bibles so much, nor gone so often to private prayer as Dinah did, in the short time she lived. Wlat a reproof this is to such persons; that a child, not ten years old, should know more of divine things than persons who are more than thirty or forty years of age. Is it not to be feared, that what Jesus Christ said of the queen of Sheba, may be said of Dinah, she shall rise up in judgment again-t some of this generation and condemn them ? 0 that she and other good children may not rise up in judgment against any of
y There can be no doubt but ma. Yi .Miildren who die in infancy will be bappv in heaven; while their parents, through wickedness and unbelief, will be shut out. But 0, who can describe the anguish such parents will feel, to see their dear infants in glory, and themselves the companions of wicked spirits for ever and ever !
Miss Doudnev's case shows us what a blessed advantage it is for children to have parents or relations who teach them the fear of the Lord while thlv are young, and pray for them and with them. Godly parents may be the means of the salvation of their childten. But 0, how ought it to pain our hearts that so many dear children have lfrents who have not the tear of God before their eyes! They know not how to teach their dear offspring the way of salvation. They have never known it themselves. If some of their children were ill and were as thoughtful about good thitigs as Dinah was, they would not know how to talk to them, nor how to pray for them. 0 that such parents
would but consider their latter en d and the value of the souls of their dren!
Dr. Cotton Mather had fifteen children, and lived to see the greatest part of them die in the Lord. When they were capable of understanding him, he would take then" alone, one by one, and after many affectionate admonitions to the child, he would play with him and make him the witness of. the ago. nies and strong cries, with which on his behalf, he addressed the throne of grace. Go, ye fathers and mothers, and do likewise; and the Lord fulfil all your petitions.
A child, eight years of age, once asked his father why he d(lid not pra for him, as some good parerns he had read of prayed for their children. The father, looking steadfastly at his dear boy, paused-then sighed-lthen wept
-and, pressing the child to his bosom, said, No wonder I have not prayed for you, my dear, I have never prayed for myself" Then I wvil pray for you, papa." said the child.-
'Tis was the means of the conversion both of the father and mother. Dear children, ask your parents to pray for you, and with you; and if they will not, then each of you go by yourself, and pray for them. '
Ye godly parents and relations who have been'Tavoured with such a blessing from your heavenly Father; a child you dearly loved, blessed with such pleasing evidences of the gracious state of her soul, is now realizing more than has ever entered into your heart to conceive. Rejoice, and wipe every tear from your eyes. Her light afflictions, which were but for a moment, are now exchanged for an eternal weight of glory. God has done great things for her, whereof you have cause to be glad. May your other children receive a double portion of Dinah's spirit.May other golly parents take encouragenr'ent from your mercies, and cry mightily unto God, givi:,g him no rest, till he make their children a praise in the churches. May you, my dear children and young friends, remember
1 Gr Creator in the days oayQur oti Nver forget that Jesus Christ said, I love them. thatt love me : and they that seek me early shall find me. If you seek and find him, then, in all the circumstances of life-in the hour of' death-in the day of judgment-and through eternity--you will have to say with Dinah, IT IS WELL.
AN ACCOUNT OP
MISS SARAH BARROW.,
Who was, & j accident, bn'rnt to detk,
April 4th, 1805, aged Eight Years.
Delivered to a congregation of Children in Orange
$Street Chapel, on the following Good-Friday.
2 TIMOTHY, i 1.
FROM A CIIILfl THOU HAST KNOWN THE HO0LY
6CRIPTIUPTE9, 'WHICH ARE ABLE TO MAJ&hy TBRE IS- UNTO SALVATION, THROUGH
PlAITU WHIjjCH IS IN CHRIST JESUS.
-Ai-i dcar Cl*4-en,
IT is a gulthing,, lo be wise. It is betteir to have m lnWitltoUtriclies,tJban riches without taoin In 1in ade wi se to t *Jvati by th e
word of God, is of all wisdom the best. I I~sh you therefore to notice some things about the Holy Scriptures.
SFirst. Remember, the bible is the word ofGod. This is the word by which God speaks to us-. You have heard it thunder, and you have been afraid; lbut you have more reason to be afraid of not minding what God says in his book, than to be afraid when it thunders. The Bible should not be neglected, made light o(, nor played with; for, remember, it is the word of God.
Great God, with wonder and with praise
On all thy works I look;
But still thy wisdom, power, and grace,
Shine brightest in thy book.
The stars that in their courses roll,
Have much instruction given;
But thy good word informs my soul
How I may climb to heaven
Secondly. The book of God is the best book in the .orld. The works of God are greater than the works of men; and, surely, God's book must be the best of hooks. No person should be contented till he can read th'e word of Gd; noboy should a-o to sea, nor go for an apprentice, without a bible. Nor should any youn lady
go to Fchool. nor a girl to service, without a bible ; if it be o. sile to get one. A part of it should be read every day.
Here would I learn how Chris died,
To save my sou from bett :
Not all the books on earth bid
Such heavenly wonders tell.
Then let me love my Bible more,
And take a fresh delight,
By day to read thy wonders o'er,
And meditate by night.
Thirdly. The Scriptures are so plain that a child may understand them enough to make him wise to salvation. In order to know the word of God, you m st read ft often and think about it. That child is likely to know it best who reads it most, and prays most in secret, that God would ive him his Holy Spirit to teach him its true meaning. To be wise to salvation, is to feel that you are a sinner, to be truly sorry for your sins-to loathe yourselves on ,account of your sinfulness-to feel submissive to a holy God-to believe in Jesus Christ, to love him, and to serve him. Many, who are almost men and v'omen, are so ignorant of their bibles, that if they were asked to look for a chapter in the Hebrews they would not know whether to look in the Old Tefstament or the New: nor do they know where t~o look for tlh history of Joseph, nor for th crucifixion of Christ. What a sad, thing young people should be so ignorant of the book of God!
ar Lord! this book of thine
informs me where to go
gor race to pardon all my sin,
And make me holy too.
Here I can read and learn
iHow Christ the son of God
tsudertook our great concern;
ur ransom cost his blood.
And now he r eigns above,.
le sends his Spirit down
To show the wonders of his love,
And make his gospel known,.
0 may that Spirit teach,
And make my heart receive
Those truths which all thy servants preadbh,
And all thy saints believe.
Dear Miss Sarah Barrow was very fond of reading the word of God. Some chapters she was particularly delighted with; especially the third of Daniel, the fourteenth and twenty-fifth of Matthew. When reading of the wise and foolish virgins, she said to her mother, I hope we shall not be found without oil in our lamps," meaning grace in the heart. She
took notice of what she heard and read; for she often said "what a fine idea that is; whar, a fine passage that is!" She was remarked for her attention to the sabbath, and her love to the house of God.
To-day, with pleasure, Christians meet,
To p*ry and hear the word ;
Awnd would go with cheerful feet,
To learn thy will, 0 Lord.
I'll leave my sport toread and pray,
,nd so prepare for heaven;
0 Inay I love this blessed day
The best of all the seven.
Mr. Morphew, a young minister, who live in the same house, had. for some time, observed in her a remarkable seriousness,a close attention to the word of God-and a great desire to understand it. She often talked to an elder sister about good things. She said to her
I at afraid I shall not go-to heaven, I hale
such a wicked heart." Sarah took great de.light in praying to God. She often cried to sit up for family prayer, and spoke to her playmates about prayer. She said to some of them, "'Do you pray in your own words? Do you pray from your own heart? Nothing else will do you any good, but praying from your heart." Some months before her death Mr. Morphew heard her in prayer by herself, and knew, from the words she used, that she was not praying out of a book. lie heard her say, "0 Lord, look down from heaven, and bless my father, and my mother, and my sister, and me; and make me a good child!" It was told her that he had heard her at prayer, then, said she, I will never pray again so that man may hear rie; my prayers are not so fit to be heard as Mr. Morphew's. I will pray to God, for God only to hear me; for he says we should pray in secret." She was a very obedient child to her parents, was very much afraid of telling a lie, and very much grieved to hear people swear.
The day before she was burnt, one of her schoolmates refused to shew Sarah her copy; "then, said she, I will not shew you mine." Her mistress, very properly said, "O, my dear Sarah, you should not render evil for evil, but good for evil." Soon after, she said, "I should like to die !" It was said to her, "Why should you like to die ?" "Because I hope I should then go to heaven, and then I should be free from all sin." It was said to her by a little gill, "Should you like to die to-morrow?" She
said, "I wish I may." Children should be willing to die when God pleases to take them; but they should never in anger say, I wish I was dee d ; that would be very sinful. Sarah did not appear to say it in a pet; but because she was grieved that ,he had zuch an evil heart.
In the morning, a little before she was burnt, she said, "0 mother, this is Thursday." Expressing joy that it was the evening for her to go to the house of God. Soon after this, she went to a neighbour's house, and while she and afothr little girl were standing by the fire a small pot boiled over. Little Barrow took up her pin-a-fore, to take t off, which caught fire, and comrn unicating to her other clothe burnt her so much as to be her death. Her neighboui hearing her screams, ranl to her; but could not put out the fire, till a soldier came in and help1ed to extinguish it. Her father ran in to her, and saw his dear child with nearly all her clothes burnt from her body. As soon as she sawhim, she said, 0 father, father, I am burnt; -but don't cry, I shall go to heaven !" He took her in his arms and carried her home; and when the doctor was dressing her, she put out her arms with the greatest composure; not shedding a tear; nor making the least complaint She said to the doctor, How kind you are t try to give me ease. I am a great snner, bu if I die, I hope God will take me to heaven." She said to her father, Don't g-', ve, don.. grie e, father ;" and entreated that her mother ight not see her, as it would so much d tres er. Seeing her frends very anxious ahou
her, she said, "You trouble yourselves about me; don't trouble about me; J I die, God will take me to heaven." Soon after she became insensible, and in about five hours she died.
You see,,my dear children, God made her strength equal to her day. The fire could injure her body, but it c,.uld not hurt her .oul. The Lord, we trust has rec-ived her, where she will be safe and happy, when the whole world will be' in a flame. What a good thing it is to know the Holy Scripture, from a child. If she had not known the word of God before she was burnt, she would not have had an hour to have been made wise to salvation in; and even then she was full of pain. You do not know how soon you may die ; it is therefore necessary to try tounderstand the word of God immediately; because, when you are wise to salvation, you will be fit to die, whatever happens. My dear children, you should be very careful of fire. You should not play with tle candle, nor ,with the fire, nor go too near them. You should be especially careful to study the Scriptures, and topraythat the Holy Spirit may make you wiseto salvation; that you may escape that dreadful fire, in another world, often mentioned in those Holy Scriptures, which, are able to make you wise to salvation, through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.
Why should I say 'tis yet too soon
To seek for heaven or diink of death? ?
'A flower may fade before 'tis noon
And I this day maylose my breath. -
Yf this rebellious heart of mine
Despise the gracious calls of heaven,
I may be harden'd in my sin
And never have repentance given.
SOME REMARKABLE PASSAGES CONCERNING
In Boston, New England, aged 7years and 2 months.
In DECEMBER, 1740, the Rev. Mr. Gilbert Tennent, calling at the house where the child lived, entered into conversation with her. He asked her if she knew what a vile creature she was by nature---and that every thing she did in her natural state, was hateul to a holy God ? He asked her whether she prayed? On w'ich she cried out in tears, she hoped she dd. Perhaps, said he, you are guilty of lying, stealing, or sabbath breaking ; or spending too much time with your play things. He asked her if she ever hated God ? To which she answered, she hoped she did not.
There appeared no great alteration in the child for three weeks, be!ng very much taken up with her play things, she said, one day, I hope there is no great harm :n this though Mr. Tennent did !ay so.
On Sabbath day evening she was observed to give more than ordinary attention to a sernIosI which was read in the family. Thenext morning as she sat at work with her grandmother.
she said, grandmammna something told me last night that there would be a day of Judgment. Her grandmother, said to her, what do you. mean my dear ? She replied, as if recollecting herself, nothing told me so but my conscience. The angels in heaven do not know it. I think Made a promise, that, if I lived till morning I would pray three times in a day as Daniel did to his God. She continued her discourse and told her grandmother that she had lately been often times afraid of dying before morning, and had used herself to go up stairs to pray before she went to bed. And what, said her grandmother, did you pray for ? The child answered, for God's regenerating Grace, that I might be converted. Upon this, a young lady of the family, came in, and remarked that Mr. Cooper had preached an awakening sermon the day bef re. The child instantly burst into tears, and said with great engagedness that shehoped God was awakening her. He will, Ihope, Said she, t ke away my heart of stone and give me a heart of flesh. He willbe my God. lie ismy God. I think I will begin a new week. I think I will begin a new life, and much more to the same purpose. Her grandmother having been abroad and coming home in the evening found iher reading a religious book, and asked her if the same good thoughts continued ? She answered yes, grandmramma, more and more, adding, thIt as she was alone she' had a lovely time to say her payers. The next morning being asked if dhe same good thoughts continued, she answer-I yes, and while her grandmother was dressE
ing her, she repeated those words, -" wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way." She sail she hoped God was cleansing her heart: that he had opened the door of her heart. Her grandmother asked her if she was willing to, leave all her play-things? Upon :his she fetched all her baby things, and prayed her grandmother to take them all away 'hat they might not tempt her. When the family was going to prayer she was told she must join heartily iY it. She answered, she would by God's grace enabling her. On reading those words it Mark's Gospel, "What must I do to inherit eternal life," she said, I must come to Christ to know what I must do to inherit eternal life. I hope I have opened the door of my heart; I have given him the keys of my heart, and I resign it to him. Adding, with tears, I will opea every chamber of my heart to let Christ in ; the Comforter is come, and is cleansing my heart, I resign it up to him to take out and put in what he pleases. God is cleansing it to make it holy and dwell in it for ever. Her grandmother said to her, my dear, I gave you up to God in baptism; and now yo u have given up yourself. The child ansKe red, yes, I have given up myself to God to be baptized with his Holy Spirit. Create in me, 0 God, a 'lean heart, and renew a right spirit within me. A broken and a contrite heart. 0 God, thou wilt not despise! In the eVeni her grandnother, when she came rome from lecture. found her reading the Bible. Wben she put her to bed, she told her there weir many notes
Put lp for grown people and children under conviction, which caused her to cry, and earnestly to wish she had been there. She then asked her grandmother if Dr. Sewall prayed for those under conviction who had no notes ? Her grandmother told her he did. But, said the child, did he pray as much for those who were not at meeting, as he did for those who ,yere there? Her grandmother told her he, prayed for all, and, said she, if you desire it, my dear, you shall have a note put up; but what would you have in it? The child answered, that I may be made a new creature.Her grandmother said to her, do not you desire an interest in Christ? The child answered, I cannot become a new creature without an interest in Christ : It is all one. On Wednesday morning, while reading the 8th chapter to the fLomans she was much affected, and made observations on several passages of Scripture, particularly on these words, "the first fruits of tW Spirit," saying, grandmamxw4, I have read the first fruits of the Spirit, and am waiting for my redemption; God has touched my heart, and I have touched the hem of Christ's garment, and lz'aned on his breast. I have sat undier his apple tree, and his fruit is sWeet.Glcd has sent his truth, and his light into my hear'. He has blessed me from his holy hill, and from Zion his dwelling place. I am a tree planted in Christ's vineyard. On reading those words in the 50th Psalm "call upon me in the day of trouble : I will deliver thee, and tho(;b f lorify se ;'" She said, grandmam-
ma, this is to me; when I was afraid I called upon God, and he heard me; and then I was not afraid. Being asked what then? she answered, I give God the glory, and take the comfort to myself. If God be for me, who can be aailqst me? In the afternoon her grandmother seciig her pleasant and cheerful as usual, asked her if she still had those good thoughts ? she answered with tears, yes, more and more, my heart is full, and my mouth is full of the praises of God. And I shall have mrnoxe. As she was goirg to bed she said to her grandmother, if Chrisht had not died for us we should all have gone to hell as Dives did.Thii is well expressed by Dr. Watts:
Curs'd be the man, forever curst,
That doth one wilful sin commit, Death and damnation for the first,
Withoutrehef and infinite."
Thus Sinai roars, and roudl the earth
Thunder, and fire, and vengeance flings;
But, Jesus, thy dear gasping breath,
And Calvary say gentler things.
Pardon, and grace, and boundless love,
Streaming along a Saviour's blood,
And life, and joys, and crowns above Dear purchased by a bleeding Gcd."
Hark how he prays (the charming sound
Dwells on his dyng lips) Forgive:
Anid'every groan and gaping wou d
Cries '" Father let the rebels live!"
Go, you that rest upon the law,
And toil, and seek salvation there,
Look to the flames that Moses saw,
And shrink, and trdobie, anddespair,
But'll retire beneath the cross,
Saviour at thy dear feet I lie :
And the keen sword that justice draws
Flaming and red shall pass me by."
She asked her grandmother if meekness and humility were not signs of conversion ? Being asked who told her so? she said nobody: she felt it in her heart. Her grandmother coming into the room some time after, and finding her awake, complaining of a pain in her stomach, as she had one on her first going to bed, heard her say she had not been asleep, and believed she should have none all night. Her grandmuother told her to repeat some psalms or yems as usual, to dispose her to sleep. Sht then repeated the 23d psalm, and was very much affccted, and observed that when Ahasuerus could not sleep he called fr the records; and now, grandmama,; said the child, we are talking of the records of God, and Mr. Whitefield, when he could not sleep used to sing psahus. Their she repeated the 34th psalm, and was much affected with it, and cried out in rapure, the Lord has blessed me from hi holv h fl.After this she turned herself in order to obtain some sleep, and her grandmother heard her softly uttering these words, "Come, come, sweet and lovely Jesus-sweeter than the honey comb--what-three days a coming -Come with your almighty power, sweet and love, Jes-"and so going on till being raised to ~an extacy she raised her voice and cried out" Oh I am full of the loveof God. He ha3 come and taken off my filthy garments, and lhas put
his grace into my heart. Come and put the robe of thy righteousness on a poor prodigal. God has had mercy on such a poor sinner as I am. God rejoices, and holy angels rejoice over me. And if I should die this night I am sure of an interest in Christ. Oh that blessed sentence, 'Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you!' But Oh that dreadful one, Go ye cursed into everlasting dairkness-where there is nothing but darkness. In heaven there is nothing but light. O blessed Jesus make me meek and humble, that I may imitate thy pattern. Make me grow in grace every day aud every hour. Oh! that there were thousands here to sing praises to God! There is enough for all the world if they would but come and taste how sweet he is. O Mamma, learn me to sing that I may sing the praises of God. Learn me to write, and get me a good school. I have done with foolish play. Oh if I live till morning I will praise God. Oh that all the world would come to Christ-black and white-poor negroes-there is enough for all!" Beitg in an agreeable rapture, with tears of joy she said, "God has taken away my stomach-ache, and blessed be his holy name. Her grandmother prayed her to compose herself and try to go to sleep. But she answered I do not want to go to sleep, and breaking into tears, she was asked what she cried for; she replied, because sinners will o comre to Christ. From this tune she evidenced she possessed religion by an uniform life and .pious conversation. In early life she
made a public profession of her faith in Christ, and lived the religion she professed. She faithfully performed the duties of a single and married state till she was forty- ix years old.She was the amiable and cheerful companion 6f an affectionate and religious husband-the sincerely religious friend, the kind and affectionate mother-the reliever of the poor and distressed, and the defe- der and promoter of the religion of Jesus through the whole of her valuable life. But so far was she from putting confidence in these duties; that when she was reminded of her exemplary life, to encourage her on her death bed, she answered, tell me not of any good in me, I can only say as a pious bishop once did, thou art heaven but 'I am hell. Her high and adoring thoughts of God, with her views of the purity and holiness of the divine law led her not only to see the evil and malignity of sin; but the impossibility of her being saved from future misery only through the cross of Christ.
Come then-a still, small whisper in your ear,
He has no hope who never had a fear,
And he that never doubted ofhis state,
He may perhaps-perhaps he may-too late.
Thus, with abasing views of herself, s left this world of sin and sorrow, and was doubtless received to the church triumphant, where all ters Wre wiped from her eyes, and where she wil) for ever ascribe all her salvation to the unmerited mercy of God in Christ, our Lord.-
Oh could we make our doubts remove, Those gloomy doubts thatrise,
And see the 6hnaan that we love
With unbeclouded eyes !
Could we but climb where Mosesstood,
And view the landscape o'er,
Not Jordan's stream, not death's cold flood,
Should fright us from the shore.
AN ACCOUNT OF
JOB CURTIS, son of Job Curtis of York, was born October 6th, 17Q9, and died December 2, 1736. Nothing was observable in im, but what is usually fouid in the children of the covenant under good instruction ard a strict government till thie summer before he died, an. especially in the fall. Then his parents began to observe in him a more than ordinary love to instruction. He never seemed to be we-rv of beli g taught. He took great delight in religious instruction- seeming as if he w uld drik in every word that was spoken. They tooknotice lhiv l ath he was to be absent from family prayers-night and morning, how attentive and va:eful when larger anr older children in the family were sonictirnies drowsy and care es.
Happy the child, whose tender years
Receives instruction well:
Who hates the Sinner's Path, and fears
The road that leads to hell
Let he sweet work of prayer and praise
Eimptoy my youngest breath;
Thus i'm prepared for longer days,
Or fit for early death.
He would go alone mornings and evenings, ans such was his love for prayer that he would when he could, get along with his elder brother in his retirement and take his turn to pray.'Thus he preferred adoration and praise to foll and vanity. He loved to go to school, and was very orderly and attentive when he was there. Hie was sparing in his words, and never used any bad language. 0 how different from those naughty children who play at school, attend not t instruction, but are continually using bad language.
My heart shall be in pain to hear Wretches affront the Lord above;
'Tis that great God whose power I f~ar
That heavenly Father whom I love.
If my companions grow profane,
I'll leave their friendship, when I hear
Young smnprs take thy name min vain,
And learn to curse, and learn to swear.
His parents cannot remember tkat they evex onde cauht him in a lie; but was always dciutiful to his father and mother.
0 'tis a lovely thing for youth
To walk betimes in wisdom's ways;
To f g a lihe, to speak the truth,
That we may trust to all they say.
Letcildren that would fear the Lord,
Hear what theix Teachers say;
With rev'rence meet their Parents' word,
And with delight obey.
He rejoiced from time to time at the return of family meetings, which was kept at his father's house. His affection for such things held out to the last. For after he had been sick some days, and confined to his room, observing the neighbours coming together, on the meeting day, he begged he might be dressed, to go into the room, where the people met; and finding that he could not be denied, they came into the room where the child lay. This satisfied him. Then he would ask the prayers of-one and another who came to visit him: and of his iwn accord, signified his earnest desire that the minister, Mr. Moody, might be sent for.To whom, when he came, he expressed such a strong confidence in Christ, and entire willingness to die and go to Christ, as caused Mr. Moody to inquire of his mother whether she had found such a disposition to bereally in him. She answered that she had often put it to him, not only after he had been sick, but before, and he stood to it to the last; and would sometimes say, indeed I am willing to die and to go to Christ. I love Christ so well that I am willing to leave father and mother and all to go to Christ. Some of the neighbours had taken such notice of the remarkable change in the child, some time bef~e his last sickness, that they concluded hI would not live long. His patience and resicna tion to the will of God, in the time of his so sickness, was such that others besides the famo ly took particular notice of it, and were stru
with pleasing wonder; and concluded that old peoplemightlearn instruction from him, some supposed they could discover grace in his countenance, a placid, gentle, pleasing appearance of real goodness.
My willing soul would stay
In such a frame as this,
Avnd sit, and sing herself away
To everlasting bliss.
SHE was daughter of Deacon Joseph Holt, in York. She died Sept. 10, 1736-aged ten years. Several months before her death she was awakened by a terrible dream about the day of Judgment. She supposed she saw the world on fire, and the inhabitants of it flying to hide themselves in holes and clifts of the rocks. This had a powerful effect upon her mind. She soon found she was a poor runed sinner, and gave up all hopes of salvation but in Christ. God has a right to make use of what means he pleases for the salvation of his people. Some are awakened by a preah ed word, and some by other means. After awhIe she made constant practice of secret prayer; and chose to live in a solitary place with her siaste, rather than at hoqme that she
might be out of the wa c company aid tlemp.tation. The language h, hr h .rt, doubtless, was like that of t he pious- Df. IVatItsLet others choose the sons of m)irth
To g-ive a relish to thei. wine
I love the men of heav'! bai-thi,
Whose thoughts 4nd langu,.e are divine.
She was very uch o-poA to pAsf -nenu~, and bore testimony against such compan.Rcproof by child ren, ha s .fe-i a pov-rfui I flue-nce upon t~e wicked. LI. a f-fnily at S"I'el top li vd Mr. C. a person ri-ueh gi ven to sver ing,. Mirs. F. beiag a goomJ~n had a ittle Girl abou)it four years olO, that w-,s remnarkably attk-ntive to every thing of -a irligious nature. This pious clild would --ft.n -remark, withf great I~orror of inind, to lier another. how MrI. 0. swore, and would wsi to reprove him, hat for some time, durst not. One time she said to her mother, Does Mr. G. say Our Father"' IA termi by which she called her prayer-,,] Mrs. F. would not tell. The lEttle Girl then said, "~I will watch him, and if lie d-oes, I will tell him of swearing so.", She did wa,,tch in and hoard him say his prayers pri irately in bed. Soon after this she heard him s -ear utterly; upon which she said to himi, ,Di not P- von say Our Father this morning? How da re you s wear Do yout ti ik he willH hf ,your Fath-er if' you swear ?" lHeanwie not' a %,,rd, but seemed amazed, asi wdi he
RngA e did not live long after iV, 's hut i
was tfever heard to swear again. Sotrue ista.
7 7 1, M
Ou, ol' nio-,jil,,; ()f babei ard
A llk rsjwl, ltmllblf sk rv lilt 4dic qtw,
[in, thotigh (1, mut, et higoi r) 114,(1 itone
Rearing: a Lawwr% grae ill hi ,
W'( i a, I itIT."I'lolls wd i I] I Il I 'S,
ST,: p p o "d t 11 ( m:!,I !I w- at
God's liallie o Irpoll
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7.1ttint-till o1w Imk, i IT N T-;";(
To swear IF, liciih, 1, i, Z, c, poi.l ilor
Y"IT wo It! d fl"! :Jv T-1, ):I a !:-] of
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firovo(l, al'd 1v91;W ill fwllrf Ill- Ji;l f, A VC!
swear and take God's name if Van; for God I has declared he "will not hdld him guiltless that taketk his name in Vain." Chitten should tremble at a profane oath: for God can destroy millions in a moment, and he has said, Every one that sweareth shall be cut off." Children should fear profane cursing and swearing: for Jesus, on whom their salvation depends, commands them to swear not at all: neither by heaven ; for it is God's throne: nor by the earth; for it is his foot-stool: neither by Jerusalem+ for it is the city of the great King: neither shalt thou swear by thy head; because thou canst not-nake one hair white or black.But let your communication be Yea, Yea;Nay, Way: for whatsoever is more than these coneth of evil." Matth. 5. 34. and on.
From the time that Dorcas Holt was seized with the throat-distemper she was convinced she should die ;. and for some days she appeared t,) be in distress of mind, though she said but little about it. Sbometimes she discovered a fear of death and judgment; but after many prayers made with and for her by the Rev. Mr. Moody and other pious christians, it pleased G(dIo remove her fears, so that she was not only willing but desirous to die. Once she said "she saw heaven opened and the glory of God
- shining upon her." After this discovery of divine things she seemed in haste to be gone to that holy andglorious world. Some supposed she might be out of her mind, as they say. So one of her brothers thought, whom she had reproved
do not leave bad company you-will be damned to ALL ETERNITY." Butwhen he asked her the next morning whether she remembered what she
said to him the Right before, shite replied "she did well remember it, and hoped he would re-member it, for he must answer for it at the day of Judgment." This is a most serious truth, and well expressed by Dr. Watts.
God froe lnligh beholds your thoughts,
His book records y r secret faults; The works ofdarknessyos have done
Must all appear before the *sm.
Dorcas Holt, upon her dying bed cautioned all the children against contention. This is exceeding injuious to the peace, happiness, and everlasting felicity of fam lies and individuals.
Whatever brawls disturb the street
There should be peace at home;
Where sisters dwell and brothers meet
Quarrels should never come.
Birds in their little nests agree,
And 'tis a shamful sight
When children of one family
Fall out and chide and fight!"
How is it possible to tell where will be the end of contention among quarrelsome brothers and sisters? King Solomon gives us this good advice. "The beginning of strife is as when one lettefth out water: there fore leave off contention before it be meddled with." So furious is it that it maist be suppressed in its first risings. For
Haad names at first, and threatening words,
TJhadarebut noisy breath
May rowto words and cloaked sworb,
To murderard to death.
The devil tempts one mother's son
To rage against another-,So wicked Cain was hurried OTI
Till lie had kili'd his brother."
"Broth ers and sisters should do all in di cit poW er to make eathother happy. TI) (,v niust press their angry passioii -Bo, iiot savs the wise ju an, hasty in Oily A to be angry: ANGFr, reEteth in t1w bosoin (if Olddren should etrnes'.1%, pray that th irvicioas tenipers Illay l"O slllo(hi(d; t1wir miritIv pa6sjo-is molfi icd' 'IR(I 111(if Ilva-ts !'Illed Nvith love b GA am(l to ('ach Oiler.
The xvise w fl imke flw r :mffer cool,
At le-ist bcfi)I-C 'Os
Pul in the b %cim ofa )ol,
1 burns 611 morning lig-M.
Parloii, 0 Lo,-d. mir 66!didi rngc
Uor little brawls remo,
Th%, as We grow tO ripCl' L -7C,
() u c hearts may all be love.
Po-ca, Holt, a little before she (Iied rmnsscd it llpoii oopol'ber sisters to breather aioth,r tv.,!% Gildren ,w vVerv bilidina obli!"Ation
tr-' t flleir x"ith the uiv!ie zt respcf.
T-nkiad words, ;ii il tv'dutiful ceiiduct j"tr -'-erv SoIll" o "Tectionate Parello,. "' Cif'
]lot f4pr P lreiit:d W!-o (- Iii tell w, C!I
flicy would forgi c !Ic! wic ecl cj)""'(jrk n -M"-S,- Y, Dr. Noo, 11 e blood freezesj- til. ALcins at the too!vdit of tl e iiigratitude of Old-
tl ~,howv diffiercii should be my odt.
A!-ere not the dea4d uniiindfaI of the rev
tce the living Pay3 th~em, I woud istlkrb Itsilencef your tomubs with nightly oisons" ad bedew Vie iurn wicih corntains your aqke!4 Wih( pdual tears!" Upn her site' askin eo iipn es of A at had been
41 frs 1.il w*hat aganies it feWhen his own God withdrew
Andthlagelod of alur gui%
L heavy onihim *0w'
tohr ase, a littlebft h diedse4 lsi
THE IJFE OF
INTERESTI--NG incident, in tle lives of youthi are usually few. Destitute of trials nece'ssary to decide ch~aracters they pursue the course mark-ed out by their parents; and it is micertain whether they will be ornaments or scourges of civil society. SUC1 was the life of 4uAHA~m PAJOIALE, onlyr child of Nathaniel, S. & Rfosana Panuale of G~oshen in ConnectiCILt, till divinegrace stamped the Seal o truth upon his litaxt and~ secured him~fo h aderinugs of Fxt. lie was born of Chisi tiain parents, and experienced the benefit of~ a pious ~cdacaion. He was dedicated to G~od in infan cy, andl --vs arly the subject of serious impresSots. Thpse, we trust, were given to excite lls pnreiits to the fulfilmeeut of covenrant en~gagenuets, that the~y might experience covenian besig and have Jeh~ovah for the Gwl )
th~rseed. Fromu a chld he was thorughtful; read bis lible, and other devotional books, and was taught th~e necessity of seoet prayer. Hie attended to serious conversation, and asked (JUeStionS, the answer to which it was difficut to bi ng to P. level wth ithis und ersadig At~ the a~ge (f fourtee 11- was seriously ipesedl with]a sense of the im potanc e of attendiui.6
tbeccmeerp. oNjis q(,uT and cte Jfy.i, 1, u4de=r t1jis jjvvre ,Siwj, f -ar of d va! !) a n d d i ; i a MR1 WCTO Ida predumisant exerawe" 2U t-N age of flftom he hid-syinptojus of a tioa w7wen were alarming. Tbat he o s nou.4nally thovgWess. S ) n lo, -o IcCoVeY, arid witii. retwoiiq Im,,16i it pl ,vsw Co(l u) I)ring oil powcefftlt ictions, wh ich irrmiuaL(A
5 a g6od hyq th"gh gmmoh sdm6m.
In C)e spring of 107 t, ore a revii A (,f religion in Go hcu wi ere ile of
16 5 friends, yoviig a!:d oll, erlquiring whJ t ;ey sliould (to o bp w! J, s"MeweTe rjoicilg in tlae IJum,:; s F eign and Mutual gpw A a lowy to !A
Nunt he gave all avc, U- t of do. le 61 at WK lis own rxcjvis ,s; 11 1 hand iqvelf in a rmacd and depl, ial;l" conditi-, t ; ;iA ff Ire-d I
not boa suj&L cd dike mump I twokmA neglecting the Mrs of Avation and qqwsm a fioly God ; I)U1 I aw llo- ,- dviAful I -V ks not permitted to cxt rpss lily n a d 'rM& t Mr. Hoo!,er i,:,vitr-d the ic Cpiid a eeturc tho np'xt T!,vrs&y. I -wcio, he pr c!leii oil Lu le 1 301. fr(m ISOj And 0"' how d d my proud heart riso the truth. I 0-teit f, imd to my s row, v- t iiy lmwtwas draM ly w4uyt ; Q1 of to : d
WkPiness; ai dthat I iowhi havv I j--, Iilyself into uffer rivu lad Y-ot so cre gn n dl-ppwarfal grace pi-eventcd, T ,,ea I sa lXC".
such beauty and glory hi the divine character as I never had beheld before, God appeared altogether holy, perfectly just, and wonderfully glorious. The Bible appeared full of new beauties; and 0 how thankful should we be, that when there is no created arm to save us God's own armbrings salvation." Surely, he might have said, with the pious Watts,
a"'Tis not by works of righteousness
Which our own hands have done,
But we are sav'd by sov'reign grace
Abounding thro' his Son."
H toolck great delight in the invitations of
the Gospel; in the full and complete atoneent of Christ for sin. He had a strong desire to walk in the strait and narrow way to
everlasting life. lie was highly pleased in
hearing the Rev. Mr. Hooker preach from these words, If any man be in Christ he is a new creature: Old things are passed away; behold all things are become new." As he was now designed for the ministry, he went to a clergyman to acquire the education necessary for his collegiate course. Here he kept a diaTy which contained his thankfulness to God for contining his life; the love of God to a guilty word proved by the gift of his Son; and the great privilege of a preached Gospel. le nentious his own unfruitfulness; the necessity of is lying low before God, mourning for sift at the foot of the cross. He exhibits a desire to li~e atirely devoted to Good-t be kept i
statutes, t1taI lie luigM 1;ever wotird tile C awe of reh gjon, ever be fou id in (lie path 1;o eternal life. Wl ilo at tfiis place he,' wrot.-An affectJonAe Letter to his parputs for their Prayers th,-it lie mi hf, be kept cras ofted from the world. Ile expressed his full confidence in the icc iliide of God's sovereign di.,,j)osul of ALI, PVC111:S. Ile mentions the use of tempiations, 11 that the trial ofyour faidi, being minli more precious 1han gold thit. per lshvtb, thoii-fi, it be tried with fire, mi ,ht be, f(,,tljtd mito prise and honour and glOry at the aplicaring of Jesu ; Christ." Soon after tbis fie returned to his parei its, and thro '. i n disposition, could no Otore purstt his studies. The first SaLba04,h) March, 1808, he attended mcctilig, ,nd calflInernoratedfhe dyifiglove of f* livinge Lord. T4is lie' a".d h'-s ploui Payerls C(,!Is"(Iey(:d a ,-real favoui, as ]I(, never more was jble to attend public worship. Arid uoiv fakea view of him in the situn tion wMch tr :es the s,)uls of UIP11. When Concluded to the chamler which lie fidly believed to 60 tile pla( e of his death* lie was urKla 'u.ted andwent without a jilurivuri -11 word. Pealb ivas disarmed of its t(-Yrois; f2h tritmylied in joyful holips' of hi;Biortal Traie -ari(l coulidence IL'c E)i-,ht sa-,
is a hvus6 tint made N';th Lauds,
Ettrl -.J, and Oil Ingh'.
Awl 4A ye my spi-Ot Nv i '6jig'- stauld,6.1 b"d it f"'Y.
Shortly this prison of nmy clay
Must be dissolv'd and fall;
Then, 0 my soul, withi joy obey
Thy heavetly Father's call."
During his last sickness, when strength permitted, hie spent his time in reading his Bible, and in devotion. Religious conversation and pra yer feasted his pious soul. When religious people visited him he was cheerful and much pleased with their company. Hle said, 0 how desirable it is to have such religious society.He always desired then to pray with him; and when asked what lay with most weight upon his mind, he replied, SIN. Ile wished them to pray for patience and resignation to the divine will. ie often conversed on his approaching dissolution with composure and freedom. The last letter he te to a friend, shows the state of his mind in his sickness. A holy God has in his wise Providence seen fit to afflict me with a vry dangerous sickness, so that I never xpect to see your face ny more in the land of the living. I know that what God does is perfectly igt. therefore I must say Thy wil be done.' I feel that it is a great and solemn thing to die! 0 how trying to go and stand before the bar of God, and be judged according to the deeds done in the lbodly. I feel, that, if I am not interested in the righteousness of Christ, I ai couipletely and ioREVER UNDONE. -B I have, nost of thle time, a comfortable hopethat my immortality will be blessed and glorious.Alas, those trembling hands will never iyrite a-
tje nor e empoye aingan thn Ots irL
oy Geed'. For lit pIscan ofaela ding bed lif cas beit ha ebdy etern ite po it.- o
soverign tgiou a~i~nd Gbrilin teae o
dear parents in their lonelyiion i; b- a l0aye TRHat ai ALL. MV FTNT) n h bi of a oeea n raiu o. Tu
fie inal dtu satious cam ndresgnd.F4t did not ideedbear hir in her Ot takenear ipso antiipa4i celsileloy 111ents; utttshe fouded I41Upon a rc n sit aken by- h cmiboto of tis tenesmu Nworld. There' hle sto jiatiiertly t~i,7H Callto takehis uwaT flightl But ti4 u# 4Ieiice for salvation wais in Chr s. n
Faitb bath qn overcomning pQw'r
It triumphs in the dying hour:
Clirist is ouni life, ourjoy. ourhope,
14'r an we si~k With such ~a prop."
e 4Il$ d ut he ywere oon dsms y
00". Af*er a turil (if di-trc s he v-as a. ;ked K Le do vW 1mg to (be. lie xeo;ed, 1wt to go A 4 pal; W woulil nol. b- ng t. God's ti ov is the N 4. On the ruoriting of Ns d"
p,-jrwre 1 ,P -iid, 0 how I LGNG 10 join 1-!:e heaverily Hosts He vva told hu nm,', i ot 1),iATathnL Besaidfie hopedhe ,s not. In''s Volds t3d hon hP "as d; Kg; and a ked hnn if lot was WE (S dwM. He sAd Joe Id nk
kno a as he %no
OR D, -ilh cannot -na! C ou. swirls afraid
If God hv v"th us :ANe,
'We n"y wck Omagh Me dmkwt Ale
Aiid never w!d to tear."
Soon it %vas said Abmhmn, yi-n a rp su reliy
va I He TI-1 1. 1 ton pwavo; A & r1ho zn id cl,'S AA& !),I- 4-o vell -Y, 1- nipani ,ns (11 his vtmLh, Kgvt n(A We hAN"s a hh W amild 0,r of !is &a!1! To him the jave
a +,')ioy J rhm. If you scow hh" ki
V We of the Saviour; ia his E'1310nlis-ion kl a
God; im(f in hig obedivrxo to ;hc, dijjatieWiy peililenlly 11)d bv-aj ijg fi r yom great cha.tg J y
Your fl,-ih '01,111 Slomber 'In the ground,
TM Ow hst nmnpaN pad "law
P ,-nFul S t e cljainslw4h sweet surpluzA-i j in your bKouVe Wage A&
Tf)RT QU STIONS.
Who made you? A. d
t.Who redeemed ruined sinuers?
A. Jesus Christ.'
0. Who is the Sanctifier and Preserver ?
A. The Holy 611ost.
(4. Of what was Man made? A. Dust.
Q.What doth th is teach you?
A. To be humble and mindful of death.
Q. For what FIND was you made?
A. To serve God;.
Q. How must you serve him?
A. Inz spirit and in truth, eekng, the 91f of Cod ia my everlasting sa y**
OUR Father who art in ffeaqjs, hss~owpc be thy name. Thy~ kingdcku come. ,Thy wJI be done on earth as it is ha heav.-en. Give us
-this day our daily bre4,d And forgiye us our debts, ag we forgivre ou debtors. And lead s ,Vot info temnptation, bust deliver us fwmcl ~'" 'tine isthe kiingdom, the poe. and the 91I)TjW
I sy me dowuto sleep, if~ I shoftl
4190due wkeI pray the Lord, h
V p.Qwto take.
OUR da- s be ,
gin with trouble h;
Our 11fe but a span
And cruel dttath iS a1NVLyS IlCaY,
So fvail a thing is man.'
Tilen sow tlie seeds of grace whilst VOIL11.1',
That vvh .a fliGu com'st to dit,
Tho-a in v',,t sii q, tbat -trit song,
-0 O'k, whcrC's th j victc)--l
I THOU -Miult havo no other oils bc-'oY2
2 Th6n sbali nut make uitto tlitc a-y gra4L t
VVIA Or ajjV jikejte-n'i (S o:v
-is i,-, 4bovj or that is ii thw lleTIC Itli, or fkit 'Is lil Ule wa CY lin(lor the uardl;
th)G I sl It Tlot bow down thys'-A, to tliunl nor Fe !n, ; i(w t Cw Lord [! .y (."it oll a
fl-.C fal-11,,,w c!Jd, ci oto 1;ie and fimrch gctwv qlojls CX tLt2m Oia hatt-, llic
g mwvcy ui,[o of dhem tLat
love ILU, a', d Irmy
3 Thou "'hatt not take Ifie ilame the
thy God ill vail,; fo'. the Lord w- I 1 ot t t CLIAhis
hold !iiia i--mil 1css tha A
4 Pcyvipmber the sablmth (lay to
ly six tLivs shalt th(ju lubour and do all th
d h ;ill i ht1i'FatP t*nor tliysonrtya ht
gates ; for"thC&b te rmaeev
adeth hea an)7 that in te sad rested the seventh day;: wheref ore theLr blessed the sabbath day, and bailwedit
5 Honour thy father and ty motherta
th ays mtay be lotisl un te i wic ~the Lord thy (.oil giveth thee.
Tou shalt notI kil
Thou shalt not commt autey
8Thu shalt not s l
9Thou shalt ntiI bearflewtng gV thy yneighbour.
10 Thou shalt not covet thy neg~i'i
"tue, thou shait not coe thy rih~rs
kii, nor his man-servat, nor hi
-,tiinot- bisox, iior his ass, norxn tl p
tiAis tby nighbOL'a.