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TIMOTHY DWIGHT, D.D. LL.D.
LATE PRESIDENT OF YALE COLLEGE.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
WAUGH & INNES, EDINBURGH :
M. OGLE, GLASGOW; R. M. TIMS, DUBLIN; AND
I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear, but now mine eye seeth
thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.-
THE YOUNG EXHORTED TO SOBRIETY OF MIND.
Young men, likewise, exhort to be sober minded.-TITUS ii. 16.
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry
places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will re-
turn to my home, from whence I came out; and when he is come,
he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished; Then goeth he, and
taketh with himself seven other spirits, more wicked than himself,
and they enter in and dwell there; and the last state of that man
is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked
generation. MATTHEW Xii. 43--45.
THE FOLLY OF TRUSTING IN OUR OWN HEARTS.
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool.-PROVERBS xxviii. 26.
And he said, a certain rich man had two sons; and the younger of
them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that
falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not
many days after, the younger son gathered all together, and took
his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with
riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty
famine in that land, and he began to be in want. And he went
and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him
into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly
with the husks that the swine did eat; and no man gave unto him.
And when he came to himself he said, How many hired servants of
my father's have bread enough, and to spare, and I perish with
hunger!-LUKE XV. 11-17.
I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have
sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to
be called thy son; make me as one of thy hired servants. And he
arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way
off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on
his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I
have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more
worthy to be called thy son.
Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his
hand, and shoes on his feet; and bring hither the fatted calf, and
kill it; and let us eat, and be merry; for this my son was dead,
and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.-LUKE XV. 18–24.