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OF

REMARKABLE CHILDREN,

WHOSE LEARNING OR WHOSE PIETY

Is worthy the Imitation of those

Little Boys and Girls

WHO DESIRE TO IMPROVE THEIR MINDS,

TO INCREASE IN WISDOM,

AND TO

GROW IN FAVOUR WITH GOD AND MAN.

COLLECTED BY

A CLERGYMAN OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY JAMES NISBET,
21, BERNERS STREET, OXFORD STREET ;

(From Castle Street :)
Id also by Longman and Co.; Baldwin and Co.; Hamilton; Ogle and Co.
G. and W. B. Whittaker; Matchard and Son ; Seeley & Son; Baynes;
Simpkin and Marshall; Westley; Whittemore; and Knight and Lacey:
W. Oliphant, Waugh and Innes; and Whyte and Co. Edinburgh:

M. 'Ogle; and Chalmers and Collins, Glasgow.

1823.

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BRIEF MEMOIRS, &c.

SAMUEL,

THE PROPHET OF THE LORD, IN HIS YOUTH.

Few characters were ever more distinguished than this eminent person. He was remarkably holy and favoured of God.

His youth gave promise of his future attainments. It is very delightful to trace the first dawnings of piety, and to see a little child living under the fear of God, and through grace beginning to serve him as soon as reason begins to open. The greatest men the Bible tells us of were good and pious children. This was particularly so with little Samuel. His family was one of the most honourable in Judea. His father's name was Elkanah, who belonged to the tribe of Levi, which was peculiarly appointed to minister before God in holy things. They were very highly favoured, for though God gave them no inheritance in the

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