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L E C T U R E S.

BY

MRS. IVES HURRY.

LONDON:

E. RAINFORD, 13, RED LION PASSAGE, RED LION SQUARE ;

AND R. HUNTER, 72, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD.

1828.

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You are returning to your homes, to the land of your forefathers, and my adoptive character of mother ceases.

You have often assured me you would not forget me : 1 doubt not the sincerity of your intentions, when these promises were made ; but time and absence are sometimes fearful trials of youthful attachment.

Yet should even a personal remembrance wear away; let but my precepts influence your future conduct, and I shall still have subject for heartfelt satisfaction! I address to you the following Lectures, which, as you know, were written for, and read on, those Sundays when bad weather prevented our attending public worship. I flatter myself their repetition will not weary,

be beneficial ! Accept theṁ as the last offering of your sincerely attached

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M. HURRY. Montfleuri, May 1, 1828.

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SUNDAY LECTURES.

LECTURE I.

Have we not all one Father? Hath not one

God created us ?-Malachi, ch. ii. ver. 10. THERE is not any thing in the dispensations of Providence more difficult to reconcile to our ideas of distributive justice, than the different allotments which continually present themselves in human life.

Without fixing our attention on the extremes which mark the prince and the beggar,

it cannot but be evident to every one, how much more some appear favoured in their portion of happiness than others. Whilst one is pining on the bed of sickness, where pain assumes its varied, but ever-dreaded appearance ; whilst the impatient prayer is offered for that relief, which the grave alone appears to afford; -another is enjoying health: pleasures unnumbered court his acceptance, and the

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