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knows how to comfort you, and how to sanctify you out, and spake to his sons-in-law, saying, Up, get ye in the deep affliction. You may weep. It is nature's out of this place, for the Lord will destroy this city. only relief. But do not murmur. Repine not. But he seemed as one that mocked to his sons-in-law.' Wish not that what God hath done had not been They did not believe that such a doom was impend. done, or had been differently done. It is all right, ing. They doubtless flattered themselves that God good, wise, perfect. Be submissive. Yea more, be was too good a being to burn up his creatures. But cheerful. “ Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceas- no sooner had Lot made his escape, than it rained ing. In every thing give thanks : for this is the will fire and brimstone from the Lord out of heaven, and of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." Be it suffi- they all, it seems, ascended to heaven in a chariot of cient that the Father's will hath been done, and let | fire; while pious Lot was left to wander in the mounhis name be glorified.
tains, and to suffer many grievous afflictions in this vale of tears; whereas, if he had been wicked enough,
he might have gone to heaven with the rest." After ANECDOTES OF THE REV. DR NETTLETON.
making this statement, he requested the man to reflect A CHRISTIAN minister can possess no talent more on these things, and bade him an affectionate farewell. enviable than that of skill in stopping the mouths of gainsayers, and in speaking a word in season to all A young lady, who was under concern of mind, with whom he may meet. This talent Dr Nettleton, | said to him, “I certainly do desire to be a Christian. the eminent American minister, possessed in a very | I desire to be holy. I would give all the world to high degree.
have an interest in Christ.” He replied, " What you Being accosted by a Universalist, who wished to say will not bear examination. If you really desire engage in a discussion on the doctrine of eternal religion for what it is, there is nothing to hinder you punishment, he replied, “I will not enter into any | from possessing it. I can make a representation dispute with you at present; but I should be pleased | which will show you your heart, if you are willing to to have you to state to me your views, that I may see it.” “I am," said she. “It will look very bad," have them to think of.” The man accordingly in said he;" but if you are willing to see it, I will make formed him, that in his opinion mankind received the representation. Suppose you were a young lady all their punishment in this life, and that all would of fortune; and suppose a certain young man should be happy after death. Dr Nettleton then asked him desire to obtain your fortune, and should, for that to explain certain passages of Scripture, such as the reason, conclude to pay his addresses to you. But he account of the judgment in the twenty-fifth of does not happen to be pleased with your person. He Matthew, and some others, merely suggesting diffi- does not love you, but hates you. And suppose he culties for him to solve, without calling in question should come to you and say, 'I really wish I could any of his positions. After taxing his ingenuity for love you, but I do not. I would give all the world if some time in this way, and thus giving him oppor- I could love you, but I cannot what would you tunity to perceive the difficulty of reconciling his think of that young man ?" doctrine with the language of inspiration, he said to him, “ You believe, I presume, the account given by
A PERSON once said in his presence, that to inculcate Moses of the deluge, and of the destruction of Sodom upon sinners their dependence on God for a new and Gomorrah ?" “ Certainly," he replied. “It
heart, is suited to discourage effort, and to lead them seems, then," said Dr Nettleton, “that the world to sit down in despair. He replied, “ The very rebecame exceedingly corrupt, and God determined to verse of this is true. Suppose a number of men are destroy it by a deluge of water. He revealed his locked up in a room, playing cards. Some person purpose to Noah, and directed him to prepare an ark informs them that the roof of the building is on fire, in which he and his family might be saved. Noah and that they must make their escape, or they will believed God, and prepared the ark. Meanwhile he | perish in the flames. Says one of them, 'We need was a preacher of righteousness. He warned the not be in haste, we shall have time to finish the wicked around him of their danger, and exhorted game.' "But,' says the person who gave the alarm, them to prepare to meet their God. But his warn your door is locked.' 'No matter for that,' he reings were disregarded. They, doubtless, flattered plies; ' I have the key in my pocket, and can open it themselves that God was too good a being thus to at any moment.' 'But I tell you that the key will destroy his creatures. But notwithstanding their not open the door.' .Won't it?'he exclaims; and, unbelief, the flood came, and, if your doctrine is true, rising from the table, flies to the door, and exerts swept them all up to heaven. And what became of himself to the utmost to open it. So sinners, while Noah, that faithful servant of God? He was tossed they believe there is no difficulty in securing their to and fro on the waters, and was doomed to trials and salvation at any moment, quiet their consciences, and, sufferings for three hundred and fifty years longer silence their fears. But when they are taught that in this evil world; whereas, if he had been wicked such is the wickedness of their hearts, that they will enough, he might have gone to heaven with the rest. never repent unless God interposes by his regener
“And there were the cities of Sodom and Gomor. ating grace, they are alarmed, and begin to inquire, rah, which had become so corrupt that God deter- in deep distress, what they shall do to be saved." mined to destroy them by a tempest of fire. He revealed his purpose to Lot, and directed him and A CAVILLER once asked this excellent minister, his family to make their escape. “And Lot went “How came I by my wicked heart ? " " That," he
HAVE I A SOUL? WHAT THEN?
357 replied, “ is a question which does not concern you and address himself entirely to the duties which
80 much as another, namely, how you shall get rid of have brought him to the church. lit. You have a wicked heart, which renders you! In order to these good effects and influences, it is entirely unfit for the kingdom of God; and you must desirable, first, that all churches should be so conhave a new heart, or you cannot be saved; and the structed as to minister to quiet. No jarring nor ratquestion which now most deeply concerns you is, how tling doors and seats should be suffered by the builder, you shall obtain it.” “But," said the man, “ I wish or those who have the house in charge. And these you to tell me how I came by my wicked heart." requisites to quiet being secured, the worshippers . I shall not.” replied Dr Nettleton, “ do that at should each remember the injunction, “ Keep thy present: for if I could do it to your entire satisfac- foot when thou goest to the house of God." All tion, it would not in the least help you towards ob should strive to be punctual in attendance, endeavourtaining a new heart. The great thing for which I ing rather to be earlier than the hour, than to suffer am solicitous is, that you should become a new crea- | themselves, by delay, to disturb the devotion of ture, and be prepared for heaven.” As the man | others. It is a great assistant to devotion when one manifested no wish to hear any thing on that subject, can reach the pew, and settle himself in solemn quiet but still pressed the question how he came by his before the time for service—that he may “commune wicked heart, Dr Nettleton told him that his condi- with his own heart and be still." The cares of this tion resembled that of a man who is drowning, while world too often intrench upon the Sabbath. The his friends are attempting to save his life. As he rises bustle of preparation for going to church, even in the to the surface of the water, he exclaims, “How came best regulated households, must, more or less, interI here?” “That question," says one of his friends, fere with the perfect stillness and rest which is desir“ does not concern you now. Take hold of this rope,” able, which seems indeed to be an element in the air * But how came I here?" he asks again. “I shall of the Sabbath. These adverse influences can be not stop to answer that question now," replies his overcome, and the mind schooled to its better and friend. “ Then I'll drown," says the infatuated man, holier duties, if a few minutes' rest and thought and and, spurning all proffered aid, sinks to the bottom. silent prayer are obtained before the services com
mence. A morning of worry, and haste, and bustle A PARCEL of gay young persons got up a ball in a is not a propitious training for worship. Early rising neighbourhood in which Dr Nettleton had been and early repairing to the house of God, all possible preaching with great success, and, for the amusement preparation having been made upon the day before, of themselves and others, inserted the reverend will comfort and tranquillize the soul, and enable it gentleman's name at the head of the list of managers. to “receive with meekness the engrafted word." The company assembled at the time appointed. Children should be very early impressed with proAbout the hour for commencing the dance, Dr per feelings of awe and respect for religious services, Nettleton made his appearance, and observed to the whenever and wherever held, whether in public or company that he perceived, from the tickets that in the family circle. All lightness and irreverence had been issued, that he had been appointed a should be promptly but kindly checked; and they manager, and therefore he proposed to open the should feel that it is a matter of great importance services with prayer. He then offered up a very that prayer should be offered. Formalism and meaffecting prayer for the thoughtless group; which chanical worship tend almost as much to teach diswas blessed of God to the conviction of a number of respect, as the absence of all attention to worship those present, several of whom afterwards professed does. Our children in these, as in all other respects, conversion, united with the church, and were never will follow our examples. afterwards found within the walls of a ball-room. If they find us hurrying to church at the last hour, This anecdote we believe to be true. The circum- as a matter of business, they will be certain to take stances were narrated to us in Virginia, while Dr the infection; and thus habits may be early formed Nettleton was labouring in the county in which we which a lifetime perhaps will not wholly eradicate. then resided.
Familiarity with sacred themes and places offers many temptations which we cannot too carefully
guard against; for indifference to externals even DEMEANOUR IN CHURCH.
may beget irreverence; and that temper of mind The devotions of a congregation, as of an individual,
once formed, the “first work" is to be done over should be uninterrupted by any unnecessary or un
again. Man is prone to extremes. The spirit of the usual noise or bustle. “When thou prayest," said the
present generation is to run from the superstition of Saviour, “ enter into thy closet.” And a congregation
the past to a spirit in the opposite direction, almost should enter the house of prayer with the same desire
if not quite as dangerous. Let, then, parents and of retirement from the thoughts and cares and inte
Sunday school teachers not be unmindful even of small rests of the world, with which a single Christian seeks things in the demeanour and bearing of the chil. the privacy of his own apartment. The feelings and
dren in their charge.-Episcopal Recorder. thoughts should be schooled to quiet awe and a devotional spirit. Every person should move as one desirous not to disturb or attract the eyes and ears of HAVE I A SOUL P- WHAT THEN ? his neighbour. He should feel the awe of the patri. Yes, indeed, I have. The value of the soul no tongue arch for a place set apart for the duties of religion, can describe. It is eternal, and must spend an eternity either in a world of glory or in the region of afterwards died under the tortures inflicted for his darkness!
crime; James the Second was killed by the bursting If my soul be so infinitely precious, ought I not
of a cannon; James the Third, when flying from the to make it my first care? True, I am placed in an
field of battle, was thrown from his horse, and murensnaring world; I am surrounded by cares, difficulties, and business; I have my daily duties to perform,
dered in a cottage into which he had been carried | everyday crosses to encounter; but let nothing stand for assistance, his own son being engaged against his in the way of my first care, MY SOUL!
father in the battle; James the Fourth was killed in The health of my body depends upon the beat of battle at Flodden-Field; James the Fifth died of grief my heart. If that is in fault, the life-stream is affected,
and mortification for the defeat of his army at Solcirculation grows languid, and a chilling sensation is
way Moss-a defeat arising from the treachery and felt throughout my frame,
And so does my spiritual health depend upon the disaffection of his nobility; Henry Stuart was murstate of my soul i It my good Physician be not con. dered, while bis palace was destroyed by the explosion cinually resorted to for the Holy Spirit's quickening of gunpowder ; Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, was powers, very soon all within will be in a languishing
beheaded in England by the orders of ber rival Elizaind dying state. It is from God alone that I can receive wisdom, support, and direction, for all that lies
beth ; James the Sixth of Scotland, and first of Engbefore me. My Saviour has opened a fountain for all
land, died not without suspicion of poison by the ny guilt, and all my weakness. If I fail to drink Duke of Buckingham; Charles the First was beheaded argely from such a fountain, all that I do will be one at Whitehall; Charles the Second, for many years, nass of confusion. Instead of peace, I shall have was a wanderer on the Continent; James the Second risquietude; every lictle circumstance will seem filled
was driven from his kingdom, and died in the habit with difficulties; unexpected duties will be met with igitation; my mind will be as a troubled sea, my
| of a monk; and his family, in their attempts to recemper will be irritable, and all pleasure in my busi cover possession of the British empire, discovered Oess will cease to exist.
such infatuation, both in counsel and in action, that I know that the proper measurement of time de one of their sincere friends, in leaying the Pretender, pends upon the correct ticking of my watch. Should
said, “What can your family have done, thus to exthe mainspring be out of repair, or broken, I cannot expect the wheels to perform their daily round of
cite the judgment of God ?” luty. If I neglect to wind up my timepiece, I cannou blame its mechanism because it ceases to tick. My soul is like this mainspring. Let me, then, beore I enter on my daily duties, repair to that throne COMPANIONSHIP OF THE WICKED. of grace, where I shall find a willing and powerful and ready to renew me day by day.
O ye who have been seduced from the society of Let me first secure the peace which Jesus gives;
the good, look from the borders of that pit into et me first feed my own soul with spiritual strength
which you are plunging, back to the gates of life.! ind grace; then how differently shall I spend my
Say, are you willing to forego the pleasures of aterlays! “I will go in the strength of my Lord God."
nal glory, for those sordid enjoyments which only end The most trifling annoyance I will receive as from
in disappointment, and are followed, in your mo his hand, and my peaceful manner, my quiet spirit,
ments of reflection, by many a pang. Say, are you ny subdued temperament, will cause my household
willing to take up your abode in the dungeon of deo acknowledge, that “religion's ways are ways of spair, when you might walk beneath the light which pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.”
beams from the throne of God? Say, is not the But let me never feel satisfied that I am feeding
company with whom you associate, such as, if there Others while my own soul is starving. I must be
is a hell, will lead you thither, and overwhelm you ware of Satan's devices. Often, alas! does he lull
in that sea of trouble from which there is no deliverthe Christian to sleep with regard to his own spiri.
ance? By the influence of your companions, when tual growth, while he is active enough in cultivating
the voice of conscience disturbs you, it is soon fled. the vineyards of others. My friends see me thus
You resort to your pleasures, and drown the clamours busily emploved for my Lord, and think all is right.
within your breasts in noisy mirth. You fall asleep and commend me. But perhaps my Master above
in your sin, and dream of happiness here, but put off
the considerations of hereafter. It is an easy matter. ** sees that iny own beart is a waste howling wilderness."
with such consciences as you possess, to imagine that “What shall a mangive in exchange for his soul?"
the wrath of God, because it is delayed, will never (Matt. xvi. 29.)
arrive. While surrounded by companions, you can • They made me keeper of the vineyards: but | paint before your imagination the delight of sin, and mine own vineyard have I not kept !" (Sol. Song,
bury in a momentary oblivion the anguish which it i. 6.)
must eventually afford. You can laugh at the salutary fears of piety, and commit those deeds of dark
ness to which your wicked hearts may prompt. And JUDGMENTS ON FAMILIES.
all this may serve as an opiate to lull you to repose. No reader of British history can avoid being struck
"Sav, dreamers of gay dreams, with the misfortunes which, in all the periods of
How will you weather an eternal night
Where such expedients fail ?" their reigns, attended the family of the Stuarts. For upwards of four hundred years there has been a blast upon their race. Robert the Third of Scotland, broke his heart because his eldest son was starved
REV. DR WITHERSPOON. to death, and his youngest was made a captive; The Rev. Dr Witherspoon, formerly president of James the First, after having beheaded three of his Princeton College, was once on board a packet ship, kindred, was assassinated by his own uncle, who where, among other passengers, was a professed
atheist. This unhappy man was very fond of troub- light thyself in the Lord, and he shall give thee the ling every one with his peculiar belief, and of broach desires of thine heart." Is thy learning great ing the subject as often as he could get any one to
thine intellect powerful ?-then great is thy need of
the closet. Beware lest thou depend upon thyself ; listen to him. He did not believe in a God and a
lean not on thine own understanding. Enter into future state, not he! By-and-by there came on a thy closet; forget thy learning, thy intellect ; and terrible storm, and the prospect was that all would lowly kneeling at the throne of grace, prefer thy be drowned. There was much consternation on prayer for deep humility. board, but no one was so greatly frightened as the
Art thou disheartened because thou labourest
much, and seest no fruit ? Be not disheartened; it professed atheist. In this extremity, he sought out
is God's work, and in due time thou shalt reap if the clergyman, and found him in the cabin, calm and
thou faint not. collected, in the midst of danger, and thus addressed
It may be, thou hast not sought a blessing from him: “O Dr Witherspoon! Dr Witherspoon ! that source whence only thou hast a right to expect we're all going; we have but a short time to stay. O how the vessel rocks! we're all going; don't you
Hast thou entered into thy closet, and prayed to think we are, doctor?” The doctor turned to him
the Lord of the harvest to bless the seed thou hast
sown? No! Then how canst thou expect to see the with a solemn look, and replied in broad Scotch,
seed spring up and bear fruit? Yes. Then let “ Nae doubt, nae doubt, man; we're a' ganging; but patience have her perfect work; fear not, in his own you and I dinna gang the same way." The poor good time God will bless thy labour which proceedman was speechless; and the worthy doctor, who had | eth of love. not said much before, then took the opportunity of setting before him the guilt and folly of his conduct.
MAGNETISM OF FAITH.
mariners, that in the beginning of bad weather, beSTOOP! STOOP!
fore the storm was fairly set in and fixed in its course,
the needle in the compasg-box was considerably DR FRANKLIN once received a very useful lesson
affected, and there was unusual oscillation, probably from the excellent Dr Cotton Mather, which he thus
through the changing or disturbance of the atmorelates in a letter to his son :
sphere's electric forces. But after the gale was fairly “The last time I saw your father was in 1724. On formed or at its height, the needle became true to its taking my leave, he showed me a shorter way out of
polarity. In like manner is it with a mind under
trial that has been once thoroughly imbued by the the house, by a narrow passage which was crossed
grace of God, so as to have the law of Divine poby a beam overhead. We were still talking as I
larity impressed upon it, making it to turn always withdrew, he accompanying me behind, and I turn. to the pole-star of Bethlehem. Though ordinarily ing towards him, when he said hastily, “Stoop, 1 true to her pole, it is seldom or never that the Chrisstoop!' I did not understand him till I felt my head tian can at once repress the flutter and agitation of hit against the beam. He was a man who never nature, control or understand its deviations, collect
his energies, and repose calmly on God. It is seldom missed an opportunity of giving instruction; and
that fuith, taken by surprise, does at once steady the upon this he said to me, You are young, and have
soul, and lift a man clear above hostile infirmities the world before you; learn to stoop as you go and fears. Although it be true that, when once
rough it and sou will avoid many hard thumps.' | affected by the love of God, the soul does always This advice, thus beat into my head, has frequently
point upwards by strong attraction, as the compass
needle to the north, yet, like that same needie, sudbeen of use to me; and I often think of it when I
I denly acted upon by a disturbing force, you must see pride mortified, and misfortune brought upon
give it time to recover its balance, and, its oscillations people by their carrying their heads too high" done, to fasten upon the central point of rest.
We have known God's dear children sometimes,
when calamities came suddenly in prospect, when THE TEACHER IN HIS CLOSET. huge billows seemed ready to go over them, and a
black cloud of sorrows was about to burst upon their “ ENTER INTO THY CLOSET. "
heads, at first trembling and anxious, swinging a “The teacher in his closet !” What precious little with trepidation to this side and that of the thoughts this little title suggests. “Enter into thy
central point of rest. But as the trial became more closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy
distinctly defined, the cloud's lightning began to flash, Father which is in secret; and thy Father, which
and its big drop to fall, the palpitating heart would seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly." Delight
be still, the vibrations of the will would cease, faith ful promise!
gather strength, and the eye of the soul be upturned O brother, sister, Christian fellow-labourer! who
and fastened on a faithful God, and its hand grasp ever thou art that readest these words, take
firmly the promises, which neither death, nor life, courage; let not thine heart be troubled, neither let
nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things it be afraid. Thy Father seeth thee; he waiteth to
to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, receive thy prayer. Enter into thy closet; shut out
can ever loosen.-7. T. Cheever. the world and worldly thoughts ; pour forth thy sorrows, and doubt not that thou shall be comforted.
A FAITHFUL STEWARD. Are thy abilities small? and dost thou fear that thou art of no use? Remember that the work of | PROFESSORS of religion have never yet felt as they conversion is the Lord's. Thou art but his instru- ) should do that their property is the Lord's, given to ment; a weak one it may be, but he maketh the weakness of man to work mighty things. Ask of
them to sustain his cause. Hence they talk about him, and he will give thee understanding. " De- giving their property for the support of the gospel;
as though the cause of the Lord Jesus were to be
THE YEAR. supported as an act of alms-giving. A merchant in a large town was in the habit of paying a large
We may consider the year before ag as a desk conpart of his pastor's salary. One of the mem
taining three hundred and sixty-five letters addressed
to us, one for every day, announcing its trials and bers of the church was relating the fact to a minister
prescribing its employments, with an order to open from a distance, and speaking of the sacrifice which daily no letter but the letter for the day. Now we this merchant was making. At this moment, the may be strongly tempted to unseal beforehand some merchant came in. “Brother," said the minister,
of the remainder. This, however, would serve only “ you are a merchant; suppose you employ a clerk to
to embarrasg us, while we should violate the rule
which our owner and master has laid down for us :' sell goods, and a schoolmaster to teach your children, / * Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for and you order your clerk to pay your schoolmaster the morrow shall take thought of the things for it out of the store such an amount for his services in self."-Jay. teaching. Now, suppose your clerk gave out that he bad to pay this schoolmaster his salary, and should speak of the sacrifices that he was making to
CANONS OF PRAYER. do it, what would you say to this ? " " Why," said It is evident that all the provision needed for the the merchant, “I should say it was ridiculous." supply of our wants has been made by our heavenly “ Well," said the minister, “ God employs you to
Father. Christ Jesus has made full atonement for
our sirs, and purchased the gift of the Holy Spirit. sell goods as his clerk, and your minister he employs
All things are ready- the provision is ample, and yet to teach his children, and requires you to pay the it is true, that nothing of importance is bestowed salary out of the income of that store. Now, do you but in answer to prayer. What, then, are some of call this your sacrifice, and say that you are making the things to be regarded as among the conditions a great sacrifice to pay this minister's salary? No;
of prevailing prayer. you are just as much bound to sell goods for God, as
ist Canon : "1f I regard iniquity in my heart,
the Lord will not hear me." he is to preach for him."
2d, “When ye stand praying, if ye have anght against any, forgive."
3d, “When thou bringest thy gift to the altar, and COLDNESS IN RELIGION.
there rememberest that thy brother hath aught
against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, COLDNESS is a far more dangerous extreme than too
go thy way, and first be reconciled to thy brother, much heat. The one may consist with real goodness,
and then come and offer thy gift.” pay, may be the consequence of real goodness, com:
4th, “ If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, mixing with a perturbed imagination, or an ill-form
ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto ed judgment. But coldness can be resolved only into an absolute want of feeling. Enthusiasm is excess,
5th, “ Ask in faith. All things whatsoever ye shall but coldness is want of vitality. The enthusiast, in
ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. He that a moral respect, is insane, which implies a possibility
cometh unto God must believe that He is, and that of recovery, and a partial recurrence of reason; but
He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.". the cold person is like an idiot, in whom reason never shows itself, and in whom convalescence is desperate. Professors of Christianity, members of
PRAY AND THRIVE. churches, ponder gravely this solemn thought- Are you lukewarm, cold or hot ?-Anon.
The Rev. Mr Carter, a Puritan divine, was once in company with a poor man, who complained of the hardships of his condition, saying—“Mr Carter, what
will become of me? I work hard and fare hard, and EVERYDAY HINTS.
yet I cannot thrive." The reply of Mr Carter was, MATTHEW HENRY, in his Life of his father the Rev.
“ You still want one thing; you must work hard, Philip Henry, says, “I have heard him often blame
and fare hard, and pray hard, and then you will be those whose irregular zeal in the profession of re sure to thrive." ligion makes them to neglect their worldly business, and let the house drop through, the affairs of which the good man will order with discretion;' and he
HOW TO SPOIL A CHILD. would tell sometimes of a religious woman whose fault it was--how she was convinced of it by means ABOVE all mistakes, is that of supposing that the of an intelligent, godly neighbour, who, coming into better nature of a child is to be drawn out and raised the house, and finding the good woman, far in the into strength, which we should desire to see in the day, in her closet, and the house sadly neglected, man, by making him pass through a cold and cheerchildren not tended, servants not minded, “What!: less youth. A system of petty restraints, of privasaid he is there no fear of God in this house? | tions, of severe looks, and incessant chiding, only re. which much startled and affected the good woman sults in depraving the feelings, and perverting the that overheard him. He would often say, every reason of a young person. He is, under such cir. thing is beautiful in its season: and that it is the cumstances, entirely out of harmony with nature, wisdom of the prudent so to order the duties of their He is like a flower, which requires light and warmth, general callings as Christians, and those of their placed in a cellar, where it can never acquire its particular callings in the world, as that they may proper proportions, colour, or vigour, It is quite not clash or interfere. I have heard it observed, impossible that a child so treated can ever attain the from Eccles. vii. 16, that there may be overdoing in proper characteristic of a well-constituted man or welldoing.”