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WHEN in any churches where pure religion has once flourished, we behold corrupt manners and licentious sentiments, a diminution in the zeal and number of the disciples of Jesus, and an augmentation of the votaries of vanity and sin ; we shall generally find that this lamentable degeneracy has been caused in a great degree by a neglect of christian education. If in such places we would wish to restore the holiness and fervour of former times, perhaps no single mean can be employed, that is so efficacious, as a strict and faithful regard to this duty.

A subject of such consequence deserves our se. rious consideration. Favour us then with your attention while we enquire, I. What is implied in a christian education ; and

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