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VARIOUS SUBJECTS,

EVANGELICAL, DEVOTIONAL AND PRACTICAL.

ADAPTED TO THE PROMOTION OF

CHRISTIAN PIETY, FAMILY RELIGION,

AND YOUTHFUL VIRTUE.

BY JOSEPH LATHROP, D. d.
PASTOR OF THE FIRST CHURCH IN WESTSPRINGFIELD.

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PUBLISHED AT WORCESTER :

BY ISAIAH THOMAS, Jun.
SOLD AT HIS RESPECTIVE BOOKSTORES IN BOSTON AND WORCESTER,

THOMAS DICKMAN, PRINTER.....1809.

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V# DE IT REMEMBERED, That on the Second Day of September, in the Thirtyfourth Year of the Independence of the United States of America, ISAIAH THOMAS, Junior, of the said District, has depos. ited in this Office che Title of a Book, the Right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the Words following, to wit : « Sermons on various subjects ; Evangelical, Devotional and Pracıical. Adapted to the promotion of Chrise tian Piety, Family Religion, and Youthful Virtue. By JOSEPH LATHROP, D. D. Pastor of the First Church in Westspringfield, la Five Volumes,"

In Conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, intituled, “ An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the Times therein men'ioned ;" and also to an Act intituled, " An Act supplementary to an Act, intituled, An Act for the En. couragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein men. tioned ; and extending the Benefits thereof to the Arts of Designing, En graving and Etching Historical, and other Prints."

WILLIAM S. SHAW,
Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

TO THE

SECOND EDITION.

THE Author of the following work, when he learned, that the three first volumes were out of print, and that another Edition was requested by the public and intended by the publisher, carefully revised them, and made such corrections, as ap. peared to be requisite. These three volumes go forth accompanied with the two others which were recently printed, so that the whole work now besomes complete, in five volumes.

To the two first volumes are added several Ser. mons not before printed, which are at the end of the volumes, and are on such subjects as were deemed most interesting.

In the third volume, which embraces the whole Epistle to the EPHESIANS, there is prefixed to cach Sermon an appropriate title, and to the volume itself a complete table of contents ; and thus an omission, before justly complained of, is sup. plied.

The candor, with which this work has been received by the public, is acknowledged with respecto ful gratitude. It is hoped, that the work has been, and still may be, useful to the attentive reader. Inaccuracies of composition, candur will readily

excuse. If there be any material errors in senti. ment, which, it is hoped, there are not, for these no excuse is requested.

The whole is commended to the blessing of God and to the serious attention of the readers, by the

AUTHOR. P. S. It is in contemplation to collect and republish, in a volume suited to accompany these, the Author's Occasional Sermons. If the design should be prosecuted, the Sermons will be revised and corrected

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