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“ Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life.

5th John; 39th ver.
“Speak thou the things which become sound doctrine.” St. Paul.

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one
to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”

St. Peter.
“Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them.” Church Collect

for Advent.
«« 'Tis religion that can give,

Sweetest pleasures while we live,
'Tis religion must supply
Solid comfort when we die :
After death its joys will be i
Lasting as eternity.”

CHELMSFORD:
PRINTED BY J. SHEA RCROFT.

1845.

“ Feed my lambs.” Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.” “ If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine whether

it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” “ Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the

light, lest darkness come upon you." If ye love me, keep my commandments.“ God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in

spirit and in truth." Work the works of Him that sent you, while it is day : the night

cometh when no man can work.” Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.” • If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will

love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not, keepeth not my sayings.”

“ Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your

own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass : for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was, but whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the word, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart,

this man's religion is vain." “ Seek not to be rich, but to be happy. The one lies in bags, the

other in content, which wealth can never give.

“ The mind that would be happy, must be great ;
“Great in its wishes, great in its surveys." Young.

MY PARENTS,

AND

TO ALL SINCERELY DEVOUT CHRISTIAN READERS

OF GOD'S HOLY WORD,

THESE MUSINGS

ARE HUMBLY DEDICATED,

WITH THE TRUE AND EARNEST REGARD,

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THE AUTHORESS.

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CONTENTS.

PAGE

1. The Sin of Attaching too much importance to Worldly Objects l

2. The Value of the Soul ..

3. True Charity the Christian's highest Attainment

4. The Christian's Peculiar Privilege .......

5. Faith and Works .....

6. The Second Advent .....

7. Is, or is not the Present Life conducive to the Happiness

Future Ope ........

8. The New Year .....

9. The Deceitfulness of Appearances ........

10. The Christian's Unworthiness ......

11. God's gracious Invitation .......

12. The Ways of Providence justified to Man ...

13. The Responsibilities of Baptism ............

.......81

14. The Blessings of the Eucharist ........

..........85

15. The Narrative of Jonah Practically Illustrated-Jonah's Call,

Disobedience, and Just Punishment .....

16. The Narrative of Jonah Continued.—Jonah's Confession ......97

17. The Narrative of Jonah Continued.—Jonah's Advice.- His

further Chastisement .............

.........101

18. The Narrative of Jonah Continued.—Jonah's Prayer........109

19. The Narrative of Jonah Continued.-- Jonah's Consolation,

Thanksgiving, and Deliverance ......................113

20. The Narrative of Jonah Continued-Jonah's Renewed Mission 121

21. The Narrative of Jonah Continued.—The Repentance of Nine-

veh .......................................

........................129

22. The Narrative of Jonah Continued.—Jonah's Displeasure at

God's Mercy.-The Gourd ......

..........133

23. The Narrative of Jonah Practically concluded.—Jonah's Sec-

ond Punishment......

24. Christ Crucified the Hupe of Future Glory ........

25. The One Thing Needful .....

26. Is it better for a Young Person on entering Life to meet with

Prosperity or Adversity ? .......

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27. Brotherly Love an essential Quality for the Christian ...... 170

28. Practical Conclusion ,......

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