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OF THE ,
REV. CHARLES BUCK,
[author Of The Theological Dictionary.]
OR, SUITABLE DIRECTIONS, CAUTIONS, AND EN-
ON HIS FIRST ENTRANCE INTO THE DIVINE LIFE.
A TREATISE ON
. IN WHICH
ITS NATURE, EVIDENCES, AND ADVANTAGES,
RELIGIOUS, MORAL, AND ENTERTAINING: ALPHA-
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RELIGIOUS, MORAL, AND ENTER-
SLEEPING AND INATTENTION IN THE
W E may well ask whether such an inconsistency was ever seen in a Pagan temple or a Mahometan mosque. "He who sleeps in a place of worship," says one, " is as though he had been brought in for a corpse, and the preacher was preaching at his funeral." Upon this subject I cannot help transcribing what has been written by an eminent author. "Constant sleepers," says he, "are public nuisances, and deserve to be whipped out of a religious assembly, to which they are a constant disgrace. There are some who have regularly attended a place of worship for seven years, twice a-day, and yet have not heard one whole sermon in all the time. These dreamers are a Jftistant distress to their preachers. In regard to their health, would any but a stupid man choose such a place to sleep in? In respect to their character, what can be said 4 for him, who in his sleep makes mouths and wry faces, and exhibits strange postures; and sometimes snorts, starts, and talks in his sleep? Where is his prudence, when he gives such occasion to malicious persons to suspect him of gluttony,