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BEING A COLLECTION OF

ESSAYS AND FRAGMENTS,

BIOGRAPHICAL, RELIGIOUS, EPISTOLARY, NARRATIVE,

AND HISTORICAL;

DESIGNED FOR THE PROMOTION OF PIETY AND VIRTUE, TO PRESERVE IN
REMEMBRANCE THE CHARACTERS AND VIEWS OF EXEMPLARY

INDIVIDUALS, AND TO RESCUE FROM OBLIVION
THOSE MANUSCRIPTS LEFT BY THEM,
WHICH MAY BE USEFUL TO

SURVIVORS.

The memory of the just is blessed.-Prov. x. 7.
Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

John, vi. 12.

EDITED BY JOHN & ISAAC COMLY, BYBERRY.

Vol. IV.

PHILADELPHIA:
PRINTED FOR THE EDITORS BY J. RICHARDS,

No. 129 North Third Street.

1833.

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ISAAC ANDREWS" Account of the early part of his life, his religious

exercises, and call to the ministry. Under an humbling sense of the great goodness, and inexpressible mercies of Almighty God, manifested to me, a poor finite creature, even from my childhood, my heart has often been affected, in such a manner that I thought I should be most easy to commit a few hints thereof to writing.

When I was about six or seven years old, I was induced to believe there was a God, and that he loved good children, and was displeased with those who are naughty. This caused me to be afraid to tell lies, or be wicked. I likewise believed there was a devil, that had power to hurt bad children; and when I had done amiss, I was afraid of falling into his power. I loved to go to meetings: and when I sat still in them, I was easy in mind; but when I did otherwise, I was uneasy. I loved good men and women, especially ministers; and had a dislike to those who were wicked.

When I was between eight and nine years of age, I was put apprentice to Jonathan Wright, near BurJington, about fifty miles from my mother, and all my relations and acquaintances. Being entirely among strangers, the Lord was kind to me, making

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