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TO NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASSOR, LENOX AND MILDEN FOUNDATIONS

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• not as yet taken any notice of it: if you mention it in

your paper, it may perhaps have a very good effect. • What I mean is the disturbance some people give

to others at church, by their repetition of the prayers

after the minister, and that not only in the prayers, • but also the absolution and the commandments fare ó no better, which are in a particular manner the

priest's office: this I have known done in so audible a manner, that sometimes their voices have been as • loud as his. As little as you would think it, this is

frequently done by people seemingly devout: This • irreligious inadvertency is a thing extremely offen

sive; but I do not recommend it as a thing I give • you liberty to ridicule, but hope it may be amended by the bare mention.

• Sir,

: Your very humble servant, T.

«T.S.

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No. CCXXXVII. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1.

Visu carentem magna pars veri latet.

SEXECA.

Truth is in a great measure concealed from the blind.

IT is very reasonable to believe, at part of the pleasure which happy minds shall enjoy in a future state, will arise from an enlarged contemplation of the divine wisdom in the government of the world, and a discovery of the secret and amazing steps of Providence from the beginning to the end of time. Nothing seems to be an entertainment more adapted to the nature of man, if we consider that curiosity is one of the strongest and most lasting appetites implanted in us, and that admiration is one of our most

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