The New England primer, improved, or, An easy and pleasant guide to the art of reading

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The New England primer, improved, or, An easy and pleasant guide to the art of reading to which is added, the Assembly's Catechism
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Easy and pleasant guide to the art of reading
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63 p. : ill. ; 10 cm.
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English
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Loring, James, 1770-1850
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Westminster Assembly, (1643-1652)
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James Loring
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adorned with cuts.
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First and last leaves attached to boards.
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As runs the Glafs, Man's life doth pafi;.

My Book and Heart Shall never part.


job feels the Rod, Yet bleffes God.


Proud Korah's troop' Was fwallow'd up.

The Lion bold The Lamb doth
hold.

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Nightingales fing
In Time of Spring.
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That fav'd his royal Majefty.
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Time cuts down all, Bothareatid finall.
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Made David feek
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Whales in the Se
God's Voice obey.

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A Aphaet of Lefons fior Yoult.
WISE fon maketh a glad father, but a foolish fon is the heaviness of his mother.
B ETTER is a little, with.the fear
of the Lord, than great treafure, and trouble therewith. OME unto Chrift, all ye who labour and are heavy laden, and he will give you reft. D O not the abominable thing which
I hate, faith the Lord.
cannot fee the kingdo
F OOLISHNESS is bou
the heart of a child, but the rod of correaion will drive it far from him.
RIEVE not the Holy Spirit, left
he depart from thee.
OLINESS bcometh the houfe
God forever; for verily the

i o to draw near un.
to God. I will call upon him as cng as I live.




j7EEPthy eart with all diligenc41 KEZ for Out of it are the iffutes of life.
I I ARS will have their part in thic, Lg lake which burns with fire aaid brimfione.
M ANY are the afficqions of the
righteous, but the Lord delivers then-. out of them all.
N OW is the accepted time; nw
is the day of falvation.
O UT of the a bundanice of the hear
the moth ipesketh.
RAY to thy Father who is in fe
et, and thy Father who feeth
If reward thee openly.
Tiyou like men, be flron
(land fait in the faith.
R kMEMBEIR thy Creator in tb
days 6f thy youth.
S 1LVATION belonveth unto th S Lord. He is the Ihield aind d fence of his people.
TUS in Gs4 at all times;
Tpeopiepour a' t youT hearts faore him,





U PON the wicked God wHil rain
jhorrible ternpeff.
0AT to the wicked ; it GihIl be ill VVT with hinm, for~ the reward of his lvinlF flhail be given 131M. E X H D r on~e another d aily.
J~.while it is calledl to-day, left: any o( youl be hardened thi-ouh thc decevtFuliiefs of fin. y OUNG mn, and rn~idens~ praf
ye the name of the Lord.
ZEA L h~th cortfuamed mne7 becaue
Z my enemies have forgott h words of God.

Tlyree dboice Setetnes.
t. PRAYING wi-li make uslave(

leave praing.ii* inlilt

break not th(- bond of ourduis
3j What we aitafraid to ffkak beibre men, w od be afruid to tJrti




Wru&ve Q effi4ins and Anfvrers.
HO was-thefir
W Who thefr fl man? Adam
Who wa their ft woman P EWho was their 9 mzrderer ? Cairi
Ji martyr? Ab
Who was their
_fl translated ? E.C Who was the ckidefl man ? Methulcla Rho budt the arh P Noa
Who was the mofifaithjulman P Abra Who was the methefl man P Mo
Who was the m4 patient man P i
Who wr #icd with th, angeloj'God P jaco W o Ird rael into Canaan? joibu
Who wos thcfrongej? man?' Sam
O'k o k -Te d Gofiat h P Dav*
Kho was the rv!M man P S010MO
Who was in the whale's belly P jo .4 ho was ca# into the lion's den P Dani Whojavrs Iqfi men f jEsus CHRis WkoislefusChrii? THE SON OF GO Who was the mother ofChrjfl ? Mar Who was the Moved dTiple P joh
kko betrowd his Mafir P jud
Who dcni d &s Mafterl Pet
Who were 11ruch deadjor brin 9 Anamas and Sapp i
jvho wa5 thefi fl C riffiarr mo rtp ? Stcpt, Who was the chief apo.fllc ofthe Genzi2rs





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The Ten Commandments.
z. T HOU halt have no othergo
K before me.
2. Thou halt not make unto th any graven image, or any likenefs any thing that is in heaven above, that is in the earth beneath, or that i in the water under the earth. Th halt not bow down thyfelf to the nor ferve them : for I the Lord th God am a jealous God, vifiting the i iquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation them that hate me; and chewing me cy unto thoufands of them that lo me, and keep my commandments.
3. Thou halt not take the name the Lord thy God in vain ; for th Lord will not hold him guiltlefs th laketh his name in vain.
4. Remember the Sabbath day, t keep it holy. S* days lhalt thou I bour, atid do all thy work: but feventh day is thetabbath of the LO thy God ; in it thou halt not do an




work, thou, nor thy fon, nor thy daughter, nor thy inan-fervant', nor thy maidfervant, nor thy cattle, nor thy itratiger that is within thy gates:- for in fix days the Lord, made heaven and cartb, the fica, and all that in, thrm is, and refted he feveath day: wherefore the 2Lord )leffied the 84bbath day, and hallowed it.
5. Honour thy father an4 thy moth:r; that thy days may be long upon he Ian # which the Lord thy God Oveth thee.
6. Thou ffiah not kil.
7. 'lhou halt, not commit adutr 8. Thou-fhalt not fleal.
9. Thou fhalt not bear falfe witnef tgainf1 thy neighbour.
to. Thou halt not covet thy nigh. Our's lioufe, thou fhalt not covetth eighiboir's wife, nor his man-fervant, Por Jis stsid4fervant, nor his ox, nor.

s, or ay thing that is thy ukh




The Lord's Prayer.
UR Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name. Tl kingdom come. Thy will be done i earth as it-is in heaven. Give us thb day our daily bread; and forgive u our debts, as we forgive our debtor And lead us not into temptation, bu deliver us from evil. For thine is U kingdom, and the power, and the glor, forever. Amen.
Prayer at lying down.
NTOW I lay me down to fleep,
1, pray the Lord my foul to keq "N uld die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my foul to take.
Agur' Prayer.
R EMOVE far from me vanity a
es; give me neither pover nor riches: feed me with food con nient for me, left I be full, and d thee, and fay, Who is the Lord? nami be poor, and fleal, apd take aame of my God in vain.




fhe I,!fant': Grace bef ore and after MeatflLESS me, 0 Lord, and let my
food 4ngthen me, to ferve ther,
forfus Chrift's f.ike. Amen.
DE DLIRI. to thank God, who, for Chrift's fake, me, citully gives me food to ,eat 'every day of my life.


Remem53rr ilhy Creator in ibe Day: oftb


(' Hildren, your great C rector fi
fohim. your homage pady,
Wiii1le vain employrnens fire your loc$.
And lead your thoughts altray.
he due remembrance ot'his name
Your firli regard requires:
ill your bteaft glows with facred love,
Indulget no ru.aner fires.
cure his tavczur, and be wife,
JBelore thbf(; cheerlefs days, f mr, Wh'en age comes on, when mit'm AndI he~fh and fireogthdecays.




1Human FraIty.

O UR days begin with trouble here,
Our life is but a fpan *
Arid cruel death is always nar;
So frail a thing is man !
Believe in Jefus Chrift while young;
Then when thou com'it to die,
Thou halt fing forth that pleafant fong,
"Dbath, where's thy viaory ?"

Uncertainty of Ly e.
I IN the burying place may fee I Graves shorter there than I; From death's arrefi no age is free,
Young children too may die. My God, may fuch an awful fight
Awakening be to me !
0! that by early grace I migl
For death prepared be.

Learn theje four Lines by Heart.
ITAVi, communion with few,
Be intim-te with QE; Del juftly with all, Egjeak evil of none.




.41 Morning ym.
M yGod, who makes the run to
His proper hour to rife, [~know And, to give light to all below,
Doth fend him round the Ikies: When from the chambers of the caft
His morning race begins,
He never tires nor flops to reft,
But round the world he fh ines. So like the fun would I fulfil
The bifinefs of the day,
Begin my work betimes, and flill
March on the licav'a)Iy way.
Give me, 0 Lord, thine early grce
Nor let my foul complain "
That the young morning of my days
H~asalbeen *t in vain.

An Evening Hyrmn.

A ND nw anoir day is gone,
My comforts every' hour make knowo
j-is rovidence and grace.




Baut how my childhood runs to ware !
My fins, how great their fum! Lord, give me pardon for the pafl, And strength for days to come. I lay my body down to fleep, S- Let angels guard my head And thro' the hours of darknefs keep their watch bout my bed.
With cheerful heart 1 cole my eyes, Since thou wilt not remove; And in the morning let me rife, Rejoicing in thy love.

Duwy to God and our Neigbbour.
L OVE God with all your foul and
ftsngth,
idth all your heart and mind,
-And love your neighbour as yourfelf:
Be faithful, jun and kmd.
Deal with another as you'd hav
Another deal with you:
What you re unwilling to receive,
]jc lure you never do.




Verfes for ule Children.
T HOUGH I amyoung,alittle one
if I can (peak and go alone, Then I muft learn to know the Lord, And learn to read his holy word. 'Tis time to feek to God, and pray For what I want for ev'ry day : I have a precious foul to fave, And I a mortal body have. Though I am young, yet I may die And hatten to eternitmy; There is a dreadful fiery hell, Where wicked ones mutt always dwell: There is a heaven full of joy, Where godly ones hall always fl ay.; To one of thefe my foul mut fly, As in a moment when I die. When God who made me calls me home, I muit not ftay, I mul be gone : He gives me life, and gives me breath. And he can lave my foul from deI By Jefus Chri, my only Lord, According to his holy word. He dtnes my back,andks me warse. He faves my bum and fit from harm.




He gives me bread, and milk, and meat, And all I have that's good to eat. When I am fick, he, if he pleafe, Can make me well, and give me eafe. He gives me fleep and quiet reft, Whereby my body is refrefh'd. The Lord is good and kind to me, And very thankful I mult be. I muff not fin, as many do, Left I lie down in forrow too; For God is angry ev'ry day With wicked ones who go affray. From finful words I mut refrain ; I muit not take God's ame in vain I muff not work, I muff not play Upon God's holy Sabbath day: And if my parents fpeak the word, I muff obey them in the Lord: Nor leal, nor lie, nor wafle my days In idle tales and foolish plays. I muff obey my Lord's commands, Do fometbing with my little hands; Remember my Creator now, In youth, while time will it allow. Young Samuel, that little child,





Ye ferv'd the LorI hy'd undefi '41 Him in his fervice God ernpkyZd While Eli's icked children dy'd. When wicked children, mockingn faid, To a good man, Go up, taldbead: Gdh wasqdiiipleas'd with themn, and feut Two bears, which them in pieces rent. I xnuft not, like thete children vile, Difpleaft mny God, myfelf defile; Like young Abijah, I nuaft fee That good things may be found in me. Young king Jofiab, that bleit youth, liefought the Lord and lov'dthe truth; He like a king did ae~ his part, And follow'd God with all his hieart.~ The ittle children they did firg Hofannas to their heavenly K~ing. That: bleffitd child, young Timoty Did learn God's word nioheefuly It feem'1 to b his recreation Which made him wife uno fN6 By ifaith~ in 4,,hlift whiebh ha d gained, As Go' re it with love unfeign'd.
Th4f goo e-camples were for me ; Uii4thefe good children I naft be




Give me true faith in Chrift my Lord, Obedience to his holy word: qo word is, in this world, like thine There's none fo pure, tweet .nd divine; SFrom thence let me thy will behold, And love thy word above fige gold. Make my heart in thy statutes found, And make my faith and love abound: Lord, circumcife my heart to love thee, And nothing in this world above thee. Let me behold thy pleaded face, And make my foul to grow in grace, And in the knowledge of the Lord And Saviour Chrift, and of his word.

Dr. Watts's Cradle Hymn.
HUSH, ibiy dear, lie fill and flumber
Holy angelsguard thy bed;
H'eav'nly bleflings, without number,
Gently falling on thy head.
Sleep, my babe, thy food and raimen t
Houfe and home thy friends provide All without thy care or payment,
All thy wants are well fupply'd.




How much better thou'rt attended
Than the Son of God could be, When from heaven he defcended,
And became a child like thee !
Soft and eafy is thy cradle,
Coarfe and hard thy Saviour lay, When his birth.place was a flable,
And his fofteft bed was hg
Bleffed babe! what glorious features,
Spotlefs, fair, divinely bright !
Mutff he dwell with brutal creatures?
How could angels bear the fight? Was there nothing but a manger,
Curfed finners could afford,
To receive the heav'nly flranger ?
Did they thus affront the Lord ? Soft, my child, I did-pt chide thee,
Though myfong may found too hard 'Tis thy mother fits beside thq
And her arms thall be thy guard. Yet, t4 read the fhameful itory
How the Jews abused their king How they ferv'd the Lord of Glory,
Makes me angry. while i iga.





See the kinder fhepherds round him, Telling wonders from the flky There they fought him, there they found
With his virgin mother by. [him, See the lovely babe a drefling,
Lovely infant how he fmil'd 1 When he wept, his mother's blefling
Sooth'd and hufh'd the holy child. Lo! he flum ers in a manger,
Where the horned oxen fed!
Peace, my darling, here's no danger,
Here's no ox a near thy bed.
'Twas to fave thee, child, from dying
Save my dear from burning flame, Bitter groans and endlefs crying,
Shat thy bleft Redeemer came.
Mav'flt thou live to know and feat hin
Trull and love him all thy days 1 Then go dwell forever near him,
See his face, and fing his praise. I could give thee thousand kIes, Hoping whet I mot defire; Not a wogther's foiideft wishes Can to greater joys aspire.





THE
SHO~rER CATECHISM, Agreed upon by the Reverend Affenibly of
DI vincs at Weftiinfler.
Q- WHI r the chief end of man?
,A. Miln'S chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forev~er.
0'. What rule /Llb God .siiun to 41reLV u how. w Ie may glorify an d enjoy k im
A The word ofGod, which is con tainted in the fcriptures of the Old and New Teftament, is the only rule toied us how we may glorify God andeno& him.
Q 'What do mefcrJmhf~rnc] I

A., The fcriptures prinipa4lyt44c what na, is to believe coicin g:zn and what duiy Godi reqielofn .

4. God is Aiit, infinie etena anduttgar nhsbig id%




-4re the" more Go& f1an one
A Tbeic is but one only, the living lj and true God.
Arow mavy terons are 6ere it
Me Godlvad ?
4 ere 2TC three peifons in tht
Codbead the Father, the Son, ard tbc ]Holy Ghoft ; and thefe three are on( Cod, the fame in fubfiance, equal ir
power and glory.
IFkal are the Aecrerx of Cod?
A ThcdccreesofGod2rchisetcrm1purpofe, accor(iing tothe counfel of his own vill, whereby, for his owA 4-i
glory, beh2tb fore-oYdained wbatfoeve
comes to PAS.
Q Kow doth Cod execute his A
t
,a. Cod executeth his dccrres if
i' ic works 6f itreatkn and proviac nc
[Vkat it th w(,r.; of crea,167
o. The work of creatirn Ss Gcd
Ival"Ing Ijj thirgs of notLing, by t
of his povocr, in the fpce cf
word
,4-s, ;Lad aA Ycry goorl.





Q- Hijw did Gid create manP
A. God created man malJe and female, after his '-,wn image in knowledge. righteoufnefs and holinefs, with dominion over the creature-.
Q I$'/at are God': work oyprov4.

A God's worki of providence are, his mofl holy, wife and powerful p-referv.ing and go vern-ing all his creatuares anti all their a'~toas.
Q_ Whuifpecudad rf proiir~ee did C54 exvercifi toward man Zn the iat& eoberein be 'wa; mratedP A When God had created min, he entered into a covenant of lik wijth liM), upon condition of perfcstt obedi-. Sence, forbidding him to eat ofth~e ttee
Fknowle(Ige of good andf ei



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the flate wherein they were created, by Wining againft God. Q What itsnM?
A Si is any want of conformity Unto, or tranfgreflion of, the law of God.
Q. What wa hefJn 'whereby our Ar~parentsfedlfrom thejiate wherein they were created?
A. Thefin whereby our llrft parerits fill from the flate wbeyemn they were created, was their eating the forbidden~ fruit.
q.Did all mankind fall in Adam' &auf traxfgron
A The covenant being made wit Adam, not only for himfeif, but for h'th poflerity, all mankind depending fro him by ordinary generation, finned him and fell with him in his firi tr greffion.
into 'what J7te dd dze fall t
?
A4. The fall brought msankind it fiatemof fini and Mifery.




QWherein eo,!fu the fnfrmnefi ort
that fate 'whereito man jfel?
A. The finfulnefs of that flate
whereinto man fell, confiuls in the guilt of Adam's firft fin, the want of ori~inal righteoufnefs, and the corruption of his whole nature, which is comnionly called original fin, together with all actual tranfgrefionswhlich proceed from it.
Q What wt the mifery of that ]late*. 1hereinto man fell;:
A All mankind, by .the fall, loft
communion with God, are under his wrath and curfe, and fo made liable to, 4 all the miferies of this life, to death it-.
feif, and to the pains-of hell foreyer.
4:,Did God leave all nian~aM64tper
A najiate off:n and mafery?
A God having, out cf his reer It goodpleafure, from all eternity, eleled 11 fone to everlafing life, did enter ito
a covenant of grace, to deliver thler out of a flate of fin and mifiny, and t( 'brinv theii, into a flate of fallation., 6j
a. eeca..




J Q. Who is the Redeemer of God's Clear?
A. The only Redeemer of God's lea is the Lord Jefus Chrift, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man, and fo was and continues to be God and man, in two difltina natures and one perfon forever.
Q. How did Chrif, being the Son of God, become man?
A. Chrift, the Son of God, became man, by taking to himself a true body and a reasonable foul,; being conceived by the power of the Holy GhoRf in the womb of the virgin Maiy, and born of her, and yet without fin.
Q. What ojlfces doth Chri execute as our Redeemer ?
A. Chrift, as our Redeemer, executeth the offices of a Prophet, of a Prieft, and of a King, both in his flate f humiliation and exaltation.
Q How doth Chrjf execute the of
Sof aProphet ?
A. Chrift executeth the office of a




Prophet, in revealing to us, by his wr and Spir it, the will of God, for our fl

Qf._ How d'tb Ch49f execute I'eftej
A. Chrift execteth the office of a Priefl, in his once offering up~ hirrfieif a facrilice to) fatiSfy divrine yu1ti~e and reconcile us to God, andIn min~~ig com nial iater&1fion for us.
Q. flowr kib Chrdfl exetvmj fheof fice f a Kin~g? I *
A. COmift eecuteth the oice Kiwg, in fubduing us to himnf44 ird ing aind defending us, and in re siraiing and conquering all his and our enemies.
Q Wbercin did Chr)U'., huniliwi#


his being born, and that in alocndition, mujde under~ the lam undron the mifii !is or' this life, thie ho God, ap4the curfed death f th ros
ii ing buried, and coninin undet th :power of deth fora ime.




9Q 1erein con ffls Chri/l's txalta..
?b
A Cbrifi's exaltation confifleth in his iing again from the dead on the third dlay, in afcending up into heaven, and fitting at the right hand of God the Father, and in Corning to judge the
-Wrld at the laft day.
0- #IO~w are we made partalers of sAhe red~ption purchafed ly Chrj/l 7
A. We -aie made~ partakers of the redemption purchafed by Chrift, by the eCYthwaI Application of -it to us by his I-oly Spirit
Q lo~w doth -the Sp~r!t apiy to U tke rdemptionturcbofed iy Chrj/i'?
A. The Sftrit qpplieth to us the redcrnpion purchAfcd by Chrift, by working faith in us, and thereby uniting US to Chrtift, in o~ur effe&ual calling,
Q_ Wlvht i ,I lfduial calling?
ei Lffe&ual ca ing is a work of God's Spirit, whereby, convincing Lis of our fin and wifery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Chutt~, and




renewing our wills, he deth perfu2&I and enable us to embrace Jefus ChitilI, freely offered to us in the gospel.

fithwl/Yy called partdle of itA5
A.Thofe who are effeattaily called, do in this life partake of jui~ication, adoption and fancqifxcation, anA the feveral benefits which in this life do either accompany or flow from them.
Q_ Wha suficalion ?
A Jufieation is at) a& of God's free grace, 'wherein he parctoneth all our fins, and accepteth us as righteous ir, his fight, only for the righteoukiefs of Cbrift imputed to us, and tecti~d by faith aone.
QWIat is adoption?
A4- AdoPtion is an a& of God's &ee grace~whertby we are received into the number and hav'ea rightto all
th rvlges o the fons -of God.
Q_- h "t i, fJ toi,4t?
A Sandficatin is t e or
Gosfe rw heeyw r c




ftewed in the whole man, after the imw4 age of God, and are enabled more an4
jiWeto die unto fin, and live unto

Z._ htare the lenefits which in this
4fe do either accompany or flo w from juf-,
toficationz, adoption, and famntiication?
A The benefits which in this life'
do either accompany or flow from jl
tifieation, adoption, and fant~tification,' are affurance of God's love, peace of confcience, joy in the, Holy Ghoft, ini P1 creafe of grace, and perfeverance thercin to the end.
Q. What benefts do believersr receireti
from Chro/kt their death P
.A. The fouls of believers are at >~their death made perfed in holinefs, and
do immediatel y pafs into glory, and their r bodies being flill tinited to IPChrift, do
reft in their graves until the refurreaion.
Q What henefIus do beievers r-acei-e
from Chrifl at the refurreldion ?
A At the refurreaion, believers be
ing raifed up to glory, thai be openly




acknowledged and, acquitted in the dr4 of judgment, and wade perfedly bleffe in the fuLll enjoymewnt of God, to all eter(Z. lVbat it th duty which God require:r of man ?
A 'The duty which' God reqitires J Inan, is obedience to his revealed will.
q Wha did Vod atfrflrevalto van, for the rale of his obedience ?,
A The 4ule which God at frtre~co-ed- to man for his obedience, wits e FB~Wal law.
Q-_ Where iM the moral law fur wmariconipre~ended?
AI. The moral lAW is fuinrily omprehended in the ten corniandQ-_ U'2at is the Jam of the>-en co#m.

W. The fun of the ten commarid. nts is, toa love the Lord our Go:d th ail our heart, with all our ol th all ou lrength, an~d with all o"Ir rd,~~ andou neighbour as oirfelvzi




Q What is ii,, prtface to the te

A The prefatce to the ten cow nmandments, is in thefe words; 14I ac the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, and. ou ofthe boafe of bondage."
0.What doth the preface to the le commandment: teach us ?
A The preface to the ten corn mandments teacheth as, that, becauf God is the Lord, and our God ani Redeemer, therefore we are bound t keep~ all his commandments.
QWkich is the firjI commandments
A the firif commandment j Thou halt have no other Gods fore me."
Q. *"hap is required in thefirji c mandmett?

cth~us to know and acknowledgeG to be the only true God, and our and to worihip and Ilori4y him ac

~iag~t.




Q. What is forkaddn in The hr,4 rommandmentP
A. The fillt commandment forbiddeth the denying, or not woi hipping and glorifying the true God, as God, and our God, and thV giving that worfluip and glory to any, other which is due to him Alone.
Q. Ila arecw es fpcialytigt Ibefe words, 'kfo~rr me,' in the irQ owzandment'? lcm
A Thefe words, 'before me,' in the firft commandment, teach us, that God who feeth all things, tketh notice of, and is much difpleaf~d with, the fin of. leaving any othei God.
Q. Which it :efecondc .rnanm'j -W A. The 1'cond commandment is,.* "Thou. fbalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeniefs of any thing that Is in heaven above, or hit is in the car tb beneath, or that is in the water under the earth : thou fhakt not bow Jown stsyfelf to them; nor ferve them : for I the Lord thy God am a jealri"




God, vifiting the iniquity of the father upon the cildien, unto the third 21j fourth generation of them that hate me and fhewing mercy unto thousands them that love me, and keep my com m~randments." ,I
Q. What is required in Ik second commandment ?
A The feccond commandirent requireth the receiving, olbferving and keeping pure and entire all fuch reliV glous worihip and ordinances as God' bath appointed in his word.
Q_ What is forbidden in the fecond commandment ?
A The fecond commav~dment forb idde-li the worshipping of God by li-' ages, or arty other way not appointedi in his word.
Q. What are thje reafons atnrveed to~ tieeond commandmenzt7 A.The reafoirs annexed to the fec-k ond commandment, are God's i.overeigntv over us, 'Aus pihopliefy ill q~nd the zoal he liath for his own




Q- W;,h t hethird comndmal
.1 The third commandment is, cdThou ihalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain ; for the Lord wIllf not hold him guiftlefs that taketh his name in wain."
%_Whait~ is required in th third comn4. The third comimandmen~t requireth the holy and reverend utfe of God's names, titles, attributes, ordi,nances, word and works.
0. What is forbidea in the Ibird

.4. The third commandm~ent forbiddethI all profaitnig or abusing of any thing whereby God maketh hinifeif k~nown.
Q. What ;jtherefonanneed to the t/,ird commnadmet s?
A. The~ reA~n annexed to the third comanmnt is, that however the beaesf this commpandment may ecfcap puiment from men, yet the Lord cuo d will tnt fuffer themi to d cape
I.,s igteusjdgnmezt.




q asZ~ ownas or ourw mmamean A. The fourth commandment is Remember the Sabbath day to keel it holy. Six days halt thou-abour an do all thy work: but the feventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God in it thou halt not do any work, thou, nor thy fon, nor thy daughter, thy man fervant, nor thy maid.fervant, nor the cattle, nor thy f1ranger that is within thy gates: for in fix days the Lord made heaven and earth, the fea, and al that in them is, and refled the feventday: wherefore the Lord bleffedth Sabbath day, and hallowed it."
Q. What is required in the four commandment?
A. The fourth commandment r quireth the keeping holy to God fue fet times as he hath *pointed in hi word, exprefsly one whole day in lever to be an holy Sabbath to himfelf.
Q IVbzch day of the feven I~ab h appointed to be the weekly y Sabbath
A. From the beginning of the




to the ,refuwrefionm of Chrift, God appointed the feventh day of the week to be the weekly Sabbath;j and the firit day of the week~ ever fine, to conitinute to the end of the world, iyliich is the Chriffian Sabbath.
Q How ij the S4aba to befawgifed?
-4. The Sabbath is to be fan~tified by an holy reking all that day, even fromi fuch worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days, and fpending the whole timie in public and private exercifes of God's worihip, except foi much as is to be taken up in; the works of neceffit'y and mercy.
h at is forbidden in the forl.

A The fourth commm-rdpient for. biddeth the omiflion or careless performance of the duties required, and tbh. profaning the day by idleness, or doing that which is in ifelf finful; or by untieeeffAry thoughtn words or works,about woll employtijnts or re#reatios.





w lhat are the reafons annexed to ihefourth comwavd#dwt?
A The reafons annexed to the~ fourth commandment are, God's allowing us fix days of the week for our own emuployments, his challenging a special propriety in the feventh, his own example, and his bleffingthe Sabbath day.
Q_ Which is the fiji commandment ?' .A. The 'fifth commandment is 0"Honour thy father and thy mother.~ that thy days may be long upon the~ land which the Lord thy God givexfr thee."
Q.~ What is reqtdred in the fifth com-. mandment'
A The fifth commandment requir. cth the preferving of the honour, and performing the duties, belonging to e ecry one in their feveral places and relatioans, as fuperiorp, inferiors, or equal
QWhat::r forbidden sn the f
-ornmandmnt P
A Trhe fifth cornazidment forbid J,,th t In laeSle64ing Of, or doing au





thing agaiiff, the honour and duty which belongeth to every one In their feverai places and relations.
Q What is the reafon' annexed to tbe .fit commandment ?
A. The re~fon annexed to the fifth commandrnint is, a promife of long life aind profpefity (as far -as i t fihall ferve for God's glory and their own good) to Al lfuch as keep this commnandinent.
Q Which is Ihe fixth commandment?
A' The fixth coniniandnieat is[ 'bou hakt not kill"'
0Q What ii required in the ixth town.mandment'
A.- The fixth cormminent requireth all lawful endeavours to preferve our jown life, and the jives of others.
Q. What isforidden in ihe xtci. mand.-ent ?
s. The fixtl comm~andment forbid. ~jdeth teakng away of our own life,
or the lie f oir tiighbour unji~ltl, d and whatfover tendeh. th-cerio.





qWhich, it the fe-venib command.

A The feventh commandment is,
01 Thou fhalt not commit adultery."
Q Plba i r~equired in the feventA
comprandent ?
A The feventh commandment recjuireth the p el'ervation of our own an d our neighbour's chattity, in heart,
speech and behaviour.
Q. What is forbidden in the feventA
commandment P
A4. T~he feventh commandment for.
biddeth all utichaPe thoughts, words
and aq1ions.
QWhich is the eighth toummandment
A. Thie eighth commandment i
Th~lou flialt'not fleal."
SWhae is required in the eighth com
wndmt?
A. i e eighth commandment Al quireth the lawful procuring andf
thrgthe wealth and outwaId eita
of ouyflves and athems




Q. What isforbidee in the eighthb coinmnandrnent ?
A. The eighth commandment forbiddeth whatfoever doth or may unjuiftly hirider our l6wit or our neighbour's wealth or outward citate.
Q. Which :s Ib I)- ith commandmwent ?
-,. The ninth ,;ommandiment is, "Thlou ialt not bear faife witnelfs agi n t thy aeighbour. "
( ) i1bat is required in the nintb comrA The ninth commandments requireth the maintaining and promoti -ng of' truth between man and man, and of our own and our neighbour's good name, efpecially in witnefs-bea ring.
Q What is fotbidden. in the ninthk

A The ninth commantdmetfbiddeth whartfoever is prejuciic to, truth, or injuries to our own or our nc~bou's good name.
Q hictl is Me ientb commandment?
AL The tenth~ commndment is,




4"Thou fhalt not covet thy neighbour's houfe, thou fbaht not covet thy neigbbour's wife, nor his man-lervant, not his maid-fervant, nor his ox, nor his afs, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's."
Q What ir required in the tenth corn024ndrnent P
A flThe tenth commandment requireth full contentment wvith our own condition, w ith a right and charitable frame, of spirit towards our neighbour and allt which is his.
Q.What LrFfo-idden in the ten ib com-. admtent ?
A The tenth commandmentor biddeth all difContentment with our own ftatt, envying or grieving at the good of our neighbour, and all inordinate. motions and afftLtions to any thing which is his.
Q~Is any *tan able terfealy to e tix cornrnandrnq of God?
A. No mere man, fince the fall, ale, in this life, peffealy to keep th cQmmandmnents of God, but daily 4




break them, in thought, word and
deed.
Q. 4re all traifgre/flons of the lazw
egi'aldy heiiwuu'
-A. Some fins In thernlekes and by
reafln of feveral.aggravations, are more beiunous in the fight of God than others.
Q. Wh.a doth every 4i defire ?
A Every fin deferveth God's wrath
and~ curfe, both in this life and that
Whi01 is to Come.
(.What doth God require of ute, that
we mnayr rape his wrath aud curfe, de
to us for fla
A. To efc-ape the wrath and curfew of r, God due to uts for fin, God requirethi
of us ftith in Jefuis Ciriif, repent~rice unto life, with a diliget ufe of all outg ward fficans whereby Chritt coinmuni
cateth to UiS the bCOC5it of rede In$iox. p QWa is, faith in J-,fufchrj1!i?.
A4. Faith~ in Jefus COhrill is a ftving isgrace, wreby we receive and reifur* leon him alpne



Q What is repentance vnto rf
A4. Repentance unto life is a favin grace, whereby a inner, out of a tru fenfe of his fin, and apprehenfion of the mercy of God in Chrifi, doth with' grief, and hatred of his fin, turn from iti unto God, with full purpofe of, and eai'deavolurs after, new obedience.
QWhat are the outward and ordi-,
naymeans whereby Vhi-j/) commtnicatth, to u., the thnefits of redemption ?
'A The outward and ordinary means whereby Chriff conimunicateth to ts; the benefits of redemption, are his or-I dinances, efpqciaiy'the word, facra-I ments, and prayer; all which are made efre~Thal to the eledt, for falvation.
Bo stbe word made tea)
A The Spirit of God maketh the reading, btepecially the preach~ aug of tile word, an effe&ual mean of convincing and converting finners, and of building themn up in bolinefs an comfort, through faithi, uuto fal'ratiod.




ow isMe word to le read and
r~v ta it my becme jfe.Mal no falhiorm?
A. Th~at the word tmay become efffflual to, fadvation, we muff attend thereunto with diligence, prepain and prayer, receive it with faith and love, lay it up in our hearts, nd praife it in our lives.

fetual means ff1alafton ?
A The facramerits become effecqu means of ovation, not from any virtue in'them, or in, him who admini fters. thern, but only by the bleflhng of Chriff, and the working of his Spirit in them who by faith receive them.
(L Wbat is afactwment ?
,I. A facrarrient is an holy ordinance, inifituted by Chrift, wherein, by fenfible figns, Chrift and the benefits of the new covenant are reprefented, fealedI and applied to believers.
0 ~ware the jacramens of h6e




A The faqraments of the NewTeftamrent are 'Baptifm and the Lord's

Supper.
0. Whlat is bapFt in?
the BaptlfhniF a facrament wherein
thvfing with water in the name o.
the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft, dot fgnf and real our ingrafting ino Chrif1, and partaking of~ the ben of the covenant of grace,
and our agemnents, to be the Lord's.1
Q. To whomn is bapyfi to &e admix- I

4. Baptifm is not to be adminif er1' k?. d to any who are out of the vifible.
church, till they profefs their faith in1 4 Chrifi, and obedience to him ; but the
infants of fuch as are members of tbe ,
viible church are to be baptized.
Q [Whal ii the Lord's Sapper
A. ThIe Laid's Supper is a facraMct, wherein, -by giving and receiving bread and wine, according to, Chriff's.
appointment, his, death is II.eiwed foiths and the worthy receivers are, not afflc




a corporal an~d carna manner, but by faith, ni~de paters of hisa body and blood, with~ al hi eeft their



Cecing gof the Lors Supe
A ti eurdo hf h woud
wortily partake of the Lr' upr that they exmn hrfle of ther knowde t fern~the Lor14 ody of their faithto fee u~pon him, ofthir repentance,, love, and newobdec; lIif comting un~worthily, they eat and dridk judgment to themnfelves.
Q,. WhI~t isprayer?
A. Jraver is an off duig up of our defites to God for things agreeable to hJs will, in the~ name of Chrift, wth confefion oin u ins, and thankful ac knowldmn off j mercies.


AS Th hl odof Go so




special rule of direaion is; that form
prayei which Chrif I taught his d ifcipl4 comnoly called The Lo~rd's Prayer.j
Q, 4'hatd ;fj.theface to the LarP],
prayer tuac ? s
A. The preface tot~he Lord's prayer,
whicb is," Our F~ther, which art i beave," teicheth us to draw near un to God, with all holy reverence arn confidence, as children to a father, abhl
4 and rey to belp usaud that we loo
pray W1 ,and f-ot others.
QWat do wre pray for in tb2 fi)
Petition ?
4. In the fir(I petition, which i
"hallowed be thy name," we pa
that God would enable us and other to glorify hii in ail that wherebyh makes hinifelf known, and thathe wou
dl-fpofe all thixig5 to his own glory.
~at do wprafor in thefeco
'A In the fecond petition, which i IThy kingdomn come,': we pray, th
Sata 's ingdom m y e d tiroy dt4





the kingdom of grace may beadvanced, ourselves and others brought into it and kept.-ioat, ',and that the kingdom of g'l m le haltened
RWhffat do :Te ray fir in the ~r

Af In the third petition, which ig,
4 Thy wl bed
heaven," we pray ,that GCod by his grace would 'make able -and4 willing to know4 obey and' ubmit to ils will in all things, as the angels,4o ii heavena.
Q. ha do we pray fo- in the.ourt petition?
A4. In the fourth petition, which is, aGive us this day our. daily- breia," we prav., that of God's free gift we may
recei~cometenporion of the good things i th lfe', an njoy his' blen withthn
Q. -A.owe prayfritb

AW. IN, the frfh pejton hich Is,
t A fog"eu'Ilis swefr




for Chrift's fake, would freely par all our fins, which we are the rat encourag5dto A, becauic by his g. welare, td from the bcait to give othem
W w d, we pray for in the i tetiiion
W. Inthe fixth petition, which 41 And lead.us not into tcrnptation deliver us from evil," we pray, t God would either keep us (Tom j tempted to fin, or fupport, and dell" us v hcri we are tempted.
Q Xhat doih the concl&jion of Lord',rprayrr teach us
',4. zThe conclullon of the Lo prayer, which is, 11 For thine is kingdom, and the:powcr, and Joegk. forever, Amen," teacheth us to tOuVipcouragement it) prayer from only, and in our'praye-rs'to'p'i:aifAe akribing kingdom. I)crwcV and glo hix, j d in teffiniony of our d,
r, ''t, I)t Jjeard,,
Omen. 7






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