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BY

XEVINS,

b, p.
MARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

REV.

WILLIAM

Late Pastor of a Church in Baltimore.

NEW-YORK:

PUBLISHED BY JOHN S. TAYLOR,
Thcological and Sunday School Bcokseller,

BRICK CHURCH CHAPEL,

Opposite tiec City Hall.

188.

D. r'ansilaw, Irinter.

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1852, deft. 18,

Guit of the

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Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1836, by Rurus L. Nevins, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New-York.

1

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CON TENTS.

Page,

13 18 24 30 38 42 48 53 61

No.
1. Do you Pray in Secret?
2. Do you Pray in your Family?
3. I must Pray more,
4. I must Pray differently,
5. Why Prayer is not heard,
6. I must Praise more,
7. Do you remember Christ?
8. I don't like Professions,
9. Are you a Sabbath School Teacher ?
10. Do you attend the Monthly Concert ?
11. Why all Christians should attend the Monthly

Concert,
12. Will any Christian be absent from the next

Monthly Concert ? 13. How came it to pass

? 14. Why the World is not Converted ? 15. The Conversion of the Church, 16. Inquiring Saints, 17. Do you pay for a Religious Newspaper ? 18. Detached Thoughts, 19. The late Mr. Wirt, 20. Traveling on the Sabbath, 21. Apologies for Travelling on the Sabbath, 22. I have done giving, 23. I will give liberally, 24. The calls are so many, 23. I can't afford it, 26. An example of Liberality, 27. Another example of Liberality, 28. More about Liberality,

71 74

92 95 99 104 111 118 121

126

129 134 140 144

The following pages consist of miscellaneous articles published by the lamented author within the year 1834 and the inonths of January and February, 1835, chiefly in the New-York Observer, with the signature "M. S.” the finals of his name. They were written after the insidious disease by which God was pleased to transplant him to a higher sphere of labor had so affected his voice as in a great de. gree to disable him from his stated public ministrations. This discipline was evidently blessed in his rapid sanctification; his obtaining uncommonly clear views of truth and duty; and his ardent desire to do something to rouse Chris tians to greater attainments in personal holiness, and through their efforts and prayers to bless the world. His mind acted with unwonted vigor; he panted to speak to multitudes tur Gud and eternity, and adopted the only means then remaining to him-his pen. When about two-thirds of the articles were written, he was called suddenly to part with his be loved wife; and the hailowed influence of the affliction is most apparent in the subsequent articles, the last of which, "Heaven's ATTRACTIONS," with the additional fragment, seemed almost prophetic of the event which was soon to follow.

It was hoped that the substance of these articles might be embodied in a volume under the author's own supervision; but his strength was inadequate to the task. They are now published in accordance with a few general suggestions made by him a little before his death, and in the form substantially in which they at first appeared.

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