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Section 3. Creation and Providence, . 4. A morning in Spring, .

138 5. Heavenly wisdom,

139 6. The Man of Ross, 7. Resignation, . . . . . . 8. Character of Christ, . . . .

CHAPTER V.

Promiscuous Pieces. Section 1. Gratitude to the Supreme Being, .. ., 143 2. Acknowledgment of Divine favours,

143 3. The excellence of the Bible,

144 4. On Industry,

145 5. On early rising, . .

145 6. The drowning fly,

146 7. To a Redbreast,.

146 8. To a child of five years old, 9. The rosc, •

147 10. The Ant, . . 11. A morning hymn, ·

149 12. An evening hymn, eta

149 13. The winter's day,

150 14. Compassion and forgiveness,

150 15. The ignorance of man,

151 16. The happy choice, .. 17. The fall of the leaf, . 18. Trust in the goodness of God,

153 19. The Christian race, . . 20. The dying Christian to his soul,

154 21. Epitaph on a poor and virtuous man,

155 22. Love to enemies, . .

155 23. The dangers and snares of life, ..

156 24. The Divine Being knows and sees every thing, 25. All nature attests the great Creator, •. 26. Praise due to God for his wonderful works, . 159 27. The happy end, . . .

- - 160 28. A kind and gentle temper of great importance

to the happiness of life, • • • • 29. Simplicity, a

. . 162 30. Care and Generosity, .

0 au benerosity, - . . . . 163 31. The Slave, •

. . . 164 32. The Swallows, . . . . . . . 165

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TO THE ENGLISH READER.

PART I.
PIECES IN PROSE.

CHAPTER 1.

SELECT SENTENCES AND PARAGRAPHS.

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SECTION I.
TO be good is to be happy. .
Vice, soop or late brings misery,
We were not made for ourselves only.

A good person has a tender concern for the happiness of others.

Modesty is one of the chief ornaments of youth.
Deceit discovers a little mind.
Cultivate the love of truth.

No confidence can be placed in those who are in the habit of lying.

Neglect no opportunity of doing good.
Idleness is the parent of vice and misery

Cleanliness promotes health of body and delicacy of mind.

The real wants of nature are soon satisfied.
A contented mind is an inestimable treasure.
Deliberate before you promise.
Boast not of the favours you bestow.
Merit the approbation of the wise and good.
It is a great blessing to have pious and virtuous parents.

The most secret acts of goodness are seen and approved by the Almighty.

SECTION II. Our reputation, virtue, and happiness greatly depend on the choice of our companion.

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