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While angels bear it, trembling, on their tongues;
His love and grace the theme of all their songs,
That name which angels, high in bliss, adore,
That sacred name, do thou profane no more!

AGAINST LYING.

And dost thon bear the Christian name,
And yet incur the liar's shame?
Wilt thou the God of truth defy,
Who hates the semblance of a lie?
And dooms the incorrigible liar
To dwell in everlasting fire!

AGAINST LEWD CONVERSATION.

Art thou a Christian? Be thy language pure;
Thy Savior's ear will no foul jest endure.
No double meaning let thy lips impart,
Though veil'd with all the guilty harlot's art!
The pure alone with God in glory dwell,
While lustful sinners make their bed in hell!

AGAINST SABBATH BREAKING.

Within your house, or when abroad you walk,
God eyes your conduct, and he hears your talk;
This is the Sabbath! In his holy place
His ministers proclaim his love and grace!
If him you cannot serve one day in sev'n,
How will you spend eternity in heav'n?

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A THOUGHT FROM DODDRIDGE.

BlEst be the man, statesman or patriot he,
Or hero call’d, who doth his country save;
But let him save a world. Then calculate
Her population vast; and let the enormous sum
Be multiplied by the full age of each
And ev'ry individual man; the weal,
Th' eternal weal of one immortal soul
Outweighs the whole! For in eternity
There shall a point arise, when ev'ry soul
Shall have more years existed than the sum
Thrice told of all the years of human kind
Accumulated; for it shall live for ever!

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;
But brutal actions shew a brutal mind.
Remember, he who made thee made the brute;
Who gave thee speech and reason form’d him mute:
He can't complain; but God's omniscient eye
Beholds thy cruelty; he hears his cry.
He was design’d thy servant and thy drudge;
But know, that his Creator is thy Judge!

TO SLEEPY WORSHIPPERS.

The King of saints today

Gives audience in this place;
His servant bow proclaims

His purposes of grace;
Dost thou receive the message with a nod?
Awake, thou sleeper, call upon thy God.

TO A SEDUCED FEMALE.

UNHAPPY Fair! Seduc'd to stray
From virtue's path, from wisdom's way;
No joy, no peace, no hope attend
Thy present course, thy future end!
O stop; thy sins forsake, and mourn,
And to thy injur'd God return!
His

grace is sov'reign, rich, and free,
For David, Magdalene, or thee!

TO THE TRULY SERIOUS CHRISTIANS OF ALL DE

NOMINATIONS.

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

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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,

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