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rable Therefore while Time is, prevent that, that in Time will be;" for as one faid,
If it be not prevented,
It will be repented.
In all Places, and in all Companies, remember the Prefence of God, and walk continually as in View of his all-feeing Eye; often confider that God is every where prefent, and then you will ftudy to be every where holy.
HEAVEN is the Seat of Glory, the Habitation of Angels, the Throne of the Judge, the reiting Place of the Faithful, the Fulness of Delight; it is fair beyond Thought, and glorious beyond. Report.
For the Morning.
Praises to thee, my God, who haft me kept,
Bring to my View thy Goodness evermore,
For the Evening.
Pardon me, loving Lord, for thy dear Son,
Be thou my Comfort and my Guide this Night,
Protect me Lord, for on thee I depend,
Be thou my Guide, my Keeper, and my Stay,
Thefe Words Spoke by Curtis Brett fo his Brothers, &c. at his departure from them in Dublin, he going to
Cemented faft let fill our Love remain,
Bequeath to us thy fweet and heavenly Grace,
Then let us carefully improve our Time,
Peter Brett, in anfwer to his Brother Curtis Brett.
Profperity, and true Comfort attend
Be evermore inclin'd our God to praise,
TEXTS of SCRIPTURE on different Subjects.
Texts which fhew that we should diligently read and Jearch the Scriptures.
OHN v. 39. Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think he have eternal Life.
Acts xvii. 11. Then thefe were more noble than thofe in Theffalonica, in that they received the Word with all Readinefs of Mind, and fearched the Scriptures daily, whether these things were fo.
2 Tim. iii. 15, 16, 17. And that from a Child thou hast known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wife unto Salvation, through Faith which is in Chrift Jefus. All Scripture is given by Infpiration of God, and is profitable for Doctrine, for Reproof, for Correction, for Instruction in Righteoufnefs, that the Man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnish'd unto all good Works.
Rom. xv. 4, 5, 6. For whatsoever things were written aforetime, were written for our Learning; that we through Patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Now the God of Patience and Confolation, grant you to be like-minded one towards another, according to Chrift Jefus.
Rom. xiv. 19. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for our Peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
It is delightful for to fpend our Youth
And we cannot better fpend our fpare Time,
Texts of the Rich and the Poor, and that the Endeavours of the Poor, tho' ever fo deferving, are generally flighted and made little of.
was a little City,
and few Men within it; and there came a great King against it, and befieged it, and built. great Bulwarks against it: Now there was found in it a poor wife Man, and he by his Wifdom delivered the City, yet no Man remembered that fame poor Man. Then faid I, Wisdom is better than Strength: Nevertheless the poor Man's Wifdom is defpis'd, and his Words are not heard.
Ecclefiaftic. xiii. zo, &c. As the Proud hate. Humility, fo doth the Rich abhor the Poor. rich Man, beginning to fall, is held up by his Friends; but a poor Man being down, is thruft alfo away by his Friends. When a rich Man is fallen, he hath many Helpers; he fpeaketh things not to be spoken, and yet Men juftify him: The poor Man flip'd, and yet they rebuked him too; he fpake wifely, and yet could have no Place. When a rich Man fpeaketh every Man holdeth his Peace; and look, what he faith, they extol to the Clouds: But if a poor Man fpeak, they fay, What Fellow is this? And if he ftumble, they will help to overthrow him.
Prov. xxviii. 11. The rich Man is wife in his own Conceit: But the Poor that hath Understanding fearcheth him out. Better is the Poor that walketh in his Uprightnefs, than he that is perverfe in his Ways, though he be rich.
Prov. xxii. 2. The Rich and the Poor meet together: The Lord is the Maker of them all.
Prov. xviii. 11. The rich Man's Wealth is his ftrong City, and as an high Wall in his own Con