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While angels bear it, trembling, on their tongues;
And dost thon bear the Christian name,
AGAINST LEWD CONVERSATION.
Art thou a Christian? Be thy language pure;
AGAINST SABBATH BREAKING.
Within your house, or when abroad you walk,
A THOUGHT FROM DODDRIDGE.
BlEst be the man, statesman or patriot he,
DUM VIVIMUS VIVAMUS. “LIVE while you live,” the epicure would say, “ And seize the pleasures of the present day.” “ Live while you live,” the sacred preacher cries, “And give to God each moment as it flies." Lord, in my view let both united be, I live in pleasure when I live to thée.
OTHER FRIENDLY HINTS.
ON CRUELTY TO BRUTES,
A MAN of kindness, to his beast is kind;
TO SLEEPY WORSHIPPERS.
The King of saints today
Gives audience in this place;
His purposes of grace;
TO A SEDUCED FEMALE.
UNHAPPY Fair! Seduc'd to stray
grace is sov'reign, rich, and free,
TO THE TRULY SERIOUS CHRISTIANS OF ALL DE
THE HUMBLE PETITION OF SABBATH DAY,
SHEWETH, That your petitioner is of very ancient and honorable extraction, being created directly after the world and man were formed; and that your petitioner immediately after his formation, was blessed and sanctiled by his Creator. *
That your petitioner was highly honored many thou. sand years after his cre n, insomuch that a man who presumed to degrade your petitioner by gathering a few sticks, was put to death without mercy. +
* Gen, ii. 3.
† Numb. xv. 36.
That a blessing was promised to all who gave due honor to your petitioner.*
That your petitioner continued to be honored and es. teemed till within a few hundred years ago.
That since that period your petitioner has been grad. ually deprived of the honor due unto him, notwithstanding the promises and threatenings held out to those who should honor or dishonor your petitioner.
That your petitioner is now held in so little estima. tion, that he is obliged by the rich to serve them for routs, concerts, and other fashionable amusements; by some he is used for working a windmill; by some for printing newspapers and selling them; by some for keeping open shop, and selling shoes and other things; by some for corn porters to work on; by some for driving cat. tle to market; by some for digging up gardens; by some for driving stage coaches; by some for watermen to ply on; by butchers for selling meat; by a vast number for administering to their pleasures, and many other degrad. ing employments which your petitioner was by no means created for.
That for these things great wrath and judgments may be expected; and that, by dishonoring your petitioner, many persons have come to an untimely end.
That your petitioner is grieved to the heart to see such vast numbers of people obnoxious to the divine wratks and displeasure of an omnipotent God, by the dishonor they cast on your petitioner,
That, a short time ago, a society was formed to endcaror to restore your petitioner the honor he has been deprived
of; bot that no visible effect has appeared from their exer. tions.
Therefore, your petitioner humbly prays you will take his case into your most serious consideration, and that you will use your utmost endeavors to restore to your peti. tioner that honor he has been so unjustly deprived of, and thereby avert the Divine displeasure which now hangs over this nation for these things.
And your petitioner, &c. &c.
THE SAILOR AND HIS BIBLE.
A SHIP in distress somewhere near the Swin, was ob. served by a Barking fisherman, who immediately went to assist and relieve the crew, whom they took on board their smack. On her going down, for she sunk, one of her crew jumped on board, and rushed into the cabin at the risk of his life, to fetch something he had forgotten; but great was their surprise when they found this precious treasure was.....a Bible!
THE LITTLE REPROVER.
I KNEW a man, says the Rev. J. Macgowan, in his Pro. fessor's Looking Glass, who once received one of the most severe reproofs he ever met with from his own child, an infant of three years old. Family prayer had been, by some means, neglected one morning, and the child was, as it were, out of his element.
At length, he came to his father, as he sat, and just as the family were going to din. ner, the little reprover, leaning on his father's knee, said, with a sigh, “Pa, you were used to go to prayer with us,