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SERMONS

TO

YOUNG PEOPLE;

PREACHED A. D. 1803, 1804.

ON THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS:

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THE MIND.

III. REFLECTIONS OF THE AGED ON THE EARLY CHOICE OF RELIGION.

ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION.

ANSWER TO THE OBJECTION, THAT EDUCATION IN RELIGION SHACKLES

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BY JAMES DANA, D. D.

Gather instruction from thy youth up; so shalt thou find wisdom till thine old age. My son, if thou come to serve the Lord, prepare thy soul for temptation-constantly endure, and make not haste in time of trouble. Miss not the discourse of the elders; for they also learned of their fathers, and of them thou shalt learn understanding.

SON OF SIRACH.

From Sidney's Press.

FOR INCREASE COOKE & CO. BOOK-SELLERS, NEW-HAVEN.

1806.

Diftrict of Connecticut, to wit.

BE it remembered, that on the thirteenth day of June, in the thirtieth year

of the Independence of the United States of America, INCREASE COOKE & Co. of the said District have deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, to wit.

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"Sermons to young people; preached A. D. 1803, 1804, on the following "subjects: Faith and practice. Enquiry concerning eternal life. Religion our "own choice. Indecision in religion. The principle of virtue. God's glory "man's end and happiness. Encouragement to early feeking. Self-dedication. "Prayer. Obfervation of the Lord's day. The excellence of religion. The "happiness of life. The standard of honour. Good company recommended. "Caution against bad company. Caution against bad books. Frugality. Dif"fipation. The inftability of life. Procraftination. Redemption of time. Re"flections en death. Judgment. The perfon and character of the Judge. The "fate of those who die in fin. The future bleffednefs of the righteous.

"To which are added Prayers for young families. Alfo Sermons, I. On reli

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gious education. II. Answer to the objection, that education in Religion "Mackles the mind. III. Reflections of the aged on the early choice of reli gion. By JAMES DANA, D. D."

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, An Act for the encouragement of learning by fecuring the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.

HENRY W. EDWARDS, Clerk of the District of Conne&icut.

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