An American Spelling-Book; Designed for the Use of Our Common Schools in Two Parts

An American Spelling-Book; Designed for the Use of Our Common Schools in Two Parts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ...sor saying a bad word, sor disobedience to parents or matter, or some such naughty thing; remember that this which thus troubleth thee in thy own breast, is the working os that good spirit, which, is thou attend unto and obey, would turn thee srom the evil os thy ways. My child, thou mayest know that these disquieting and reproving seelings sor evil, come srom the good spirit. First, because thou knowest, that in thy own will thou wouldest gladly hide thy bad deeds; and thou seelest in thysels an unwillingness to see thy own saults as they really are; but this just and kind Instructor holds them up clearly to the view os thy mind, and causes thee to seel sorry and ashamed, even when thou art alone. Secondly, it must be srom the good Spirit, because it reproves thee only sor that which is bad: it does not chide thee when thou art a goud child, when thou fpeakest the trath, when thou arf orr thy guard against faying bad words, and art kind and 1 viug to all around thee: nay, then it encourages thee with comfortable and peaceful feeling in thy own mind. The great apostle Paul, who had much exp-rience of the Lord's teachings and dealings, fays; 4 What is to be known of God, is manifest within.' This is a great truth; fo that if we defire to know, and to do the things that are well-pleafing in his. holy fight, we must strive often to be still and quiet, communing with our own hearts: And when we feel inwardly fenfible that all isv not right, we must give heed thereto, and obey the teaching of this inward instructor: and not do like a naughty stubborn child, who runs away and tries to hide when his parents call him, and ivould kindly tell him his duty. For if we are but willing and obedient, our tender and heavenly Father, ...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236529650
  • 9781236529657