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YOUTH AND AGE CONTRASTED-MOTIVES Tod EARLY PIETY.

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Let me exhort you now.' in the days of youth ta remember your Creator, from your being as yet uns: corrupted by the world. .

Although both scripture and experience testify that man is fallen, and that our nature is corrupted, yet it is equally certain that our earliest passions are on the side of virtue, and that the good seed springs before the tares. Malice and envy are yet strangers to your bosom. Covetousness, that root of evil, hath not yet sprung up in your heart; the selfish, the wrathful, and the licentious passions, have not yet obtained dominion over you. The modesty of nature, the great guardian of virtue, is not seduced from its post. You would blush even in secret to do a deed of dishonesty and shame. High sentiments of honour and of probity expand the soul. The colour comes into the cheek at the smallesti apprehension of blame; the ready lightning kindles. in the eye at the least appearance of treachery and falsehood. Hence says our Lord to his followers, Unless you become as a child; unless you assume the candour, the innocence, and the purity of little children, you cannot enter into the kingdom of God, Therefore, whilst you are yet an offering fit for heaven, present yourselves at his altar, devote yourselves to his service. How beautiful and becoming

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