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and religion, are dear to man.
ent state of the public mind seems to invite
friends to the cause of the Redeemer,
A great part of the materials for this work were furnished by DR. JOHN WHEE LOCK, the successor of his Father in the Presidency of the College. No doubts concerning their authenticity can be enter tained. The frontispiece was procured at his expence. The collection of letters in the Appendix may not be the least instructive, or entertaining part of the volume. Those of DR. WHEELOCK exhibit his amiable temper and christian spirit without any disguise or coloring. The candid Reader will recollect, that they were generally written in a crowd of business, in great haste, and without any idea of their publication. That these Memoirs may prove favorable to the interests of science and religion, is the devout wish and prayer of the Compilers.
HIS ANCESTORS EDUCATION-SETTLEMENT AT LEBANON-
THE biographies of great and good men are justly ranked among the most useful writings of historians or divines. In the life of a good man we see the practicability of human virtues, their rich consolations, their engaging beauties, their divine rewards. In the examples of a good man, we are demonstratively taught the folly and wickedness of those, who object against self government, strict morality and christian piety. We see scripture purity in real life. In the examples of a good man, we learn the reasonableness and propriety of commands, exhortations and threatenings, to deter men from wickedness. In the experience of a good man, we learn, that the integrity of the upright will preserve them, that the just man may live by his faith, that to him who hath, more shall be given, and he shall have abundance. Every good man is a witness for God, that revelation is true.—