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OF THE ,

REV. CHARLES BUCK,

[author Of The Theological Dictionary.]
Containing

THE YOUNG

Christian's <&uibt;

OR, SUITABLE DIRECTIONS, CAUTIONS, AND EN-
COURAGEMENT, TO THE

BELIEVER

ON HIS FIRST ENTRANCE INTO THE DIVINE LIFE.

A TREATISE ON

Religious experience;

. IN WHICH

ITS NATURE, EVIDENCES, AND ADVANTAGES,
ARE CONSIDERED.

TOGETHER WITH,

ANECDOTES,

RELIGIOUS, MORAL, AND ENTERTAINING: ALPHA-
BETICALLY ARRANGED,

AND INTERSPERSED WITH A VARIETY OF

USEFUL OBSERVATIONS.

IN THREE VOLUMES.
VOL. III.

PtjtlaUelpfjia:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY W. W. WCODWARD,

CORNER OF SECOND AND CHESNUT STREETS.

RELIGIOUS, MORAL, AND ENTER-
TAINING;

SLEEPING AND INATTENTION IN THE
HOUSE OF GOD.

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,

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