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PUBLISHED BY R. B. SEELEY AND W. BURNSIDE ;
To the children of my dear friends in
Scotland, this little book is inscribed with much affection.
And, my dear children, I have been thinking what I ought to say to you
an occasion. Time is so short, so uncertain, that I am not willing to lose any opportunity that is afforded me, of speaking some word of life to your souls; and while every thing around and within is so especially reminding us that to-morrow may
never come, I do feel the urgent need there is to " work while it is called TO-DAY." Your dear Aunt in a letter which she wrote during her late illness says, “I cannot be sure of ever seeing you again; and at any rate, we shall not have long to be together, for the time is short. Do you remember this, and that not one moment of this short time belongs to you, for you are not your own.
God has bought you, and your thoughts, and your words, and your actions. You have nothing that you may do what you like with, all you have you must give to God to do what He likes with.'
Remember these words, my dear