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not fay fo in words merely, but în ac tions; teaching equally by example and by precept, that they confider all knowledge whatever, without the knowledge of God, as of no value, and that the induftry, which has not for its object the melioration of life, is laborious trifling.

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SERMON V.

Obfervation of early virtue a fource

of joy.

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I rejoiced greatly, that I found of thy children walking in the truth, as we have received a commandment from the father........2 John, v. 4.

SERMON VI.

Importance of an early knowledge of the fcriptures.

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And that from a child, thou hast known the holy fcriptures, which are able to make thee wife unto falvation, through faith which is in Chrift Fefus. 2 Tim. iii. 15.

SERMON VII.

Reverence of the fcriptures a corrective of youthful follies. 118 Wherewithal fhall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. Pfalm cxix. 9

SERMON VIII.

Our Creator to be remembered in

youth.

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Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw aigh, when thou shalt fay, I have no pleasure in them........Ecclef. xii. 1.

SERMON IX.

Obligations to piety arifing from a religious education.

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Know thou the God of thy father; and ferve him
with a perfect heart, and with a willing mind.
1 Chron. xxviii. 9.

SERMON X.

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Obedience to God the best method

of fecuring the favour of men. 176 And Fefus increafed in wisdom, and ftature, and in favour with God and man.......Luke ii. 52.

SERMON XI.

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Youthful fobriety.
Young men likewife exhort to be fober-minded.

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Titus ii. 6.

SERMON XII.

Character of Daniel recommended to the imitation of youth.

Daniel, a man greatly beloved......Dan. x. 11.

SERMON XIII.

Means by which the young may avoid contempt.

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Let no man defpife thy youth.......I Tim. iv. 12.

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SERMON XIV.

Advantages of good, and difadvantages of evil, company.

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He that walketh with wife men shall be wife; but a companion of fools fhall be destroyed.

Prov. xiii. 20.

SERMON XV.

The corrupting influence of evil dif

courfe.

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1 Cor. xv. 33.

Evil communications corrupt good manners.

SERMON XVI.

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The progreffive nature of vice.
They proceed from evil to evil...... Jer. ix. 3..

SERMON XVII.

The period of youth the accepted

time.

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Behold, now is the accepted time; bebold, now is . the day of falvation !....2 Cor. vi. 2.

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