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RELIGION.
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elders, at their last solemn meeting, 'Therefore watch, and remember that by the space of three years t ceased not to warn every one, night and day, with tears.' (Acts 20: 31.) An earnest, sincere and benevolent manner, arising from a deep interest in the happiness of the pu­pil, is donbtless an essential requisite. It is hard to teach, still harder to influence favorably, one who does not regard us as an interested friend. " It will be said, then, ' Who is more suitable and responsible for the performance of this duty, than the parents and relatives of the young pupil in whose welfare they have so deep a stake'?' And I admit the sentiment. Jn my view, the parent who neglects the religious edu­cation of his child might as well suffer him to wander filthy and ragged in the streets. I mean to say, that after providing for the wants of the body, he has still done less than half his duty, and, if he does no more than this, his child is still exposed to ruin, unless some kinder friend shall be the providential agent for pointing out to him the only road to safety and hnppiness. And how shall the anxious parent fulfil his task 1 Is it not by setting an example for his children, of pure conduct, well-governed temper, and Christian benevolence ? Is it not by giving them sound instruction in a familiar manner.
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