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ILLUSTRATIONS

OF THE

PRINCIPAL EVIDENCES AND DESIGN

CHRISTIANITY.

BY MARIA HACK.

As the intellectual faculties expand, the more obvious proofs of
Revealed Religion ought to be gradually developed.

- x G1SBORNK.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR HARVEY AND DARTON,

Gracechurch-Street.

1824.

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PREFACE.

In one of Dr. Doddridge's excellent sermons on the Religious Education of Children, he exhorts parents not to rest satisfied with imparting that knowledge which is adapted to the early years of childhood; but as the objects of their solicitude attain to greater ripeness of understanding, to attempt something further. "It must then be our care," says he, "to set before them, in the strongest light, the natural beauties of holiness, and deformities of sin; and likewise to propose, in the easiest and most familiar way, the Evidences of the truth of Christianity, that they may be fortified against those temptations to infidelity, with which the present age does so unhappily abound. The external evidences of it are by

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