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and it was his benevolent concern that all he loved might, like himself, repose on the Rock of ages, and find there everlasting strength and full supplies for all the exigencies of life and death.
My revered Uncle Barnaby was the last of that generation. My father and aunts had gone
before him to a better world. In the ordinary course of things, death may soon be expected to call upon us of the succeeding generation. May we be stirred up to diligence, and be found followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
The last page of a narrative is generally read with interest and attention. Let this last page of the opinions and observations of Uncle Barnaby impress on the reader two sentiments, and then the writer will not have laboured in vain:That genuine piety is essential to an honourable, useful, and happy life, and to a peaceful death—and, That it is incumbent on the possessors of genuine piety to render their profession of it not only serious and sincere, but also amiable and attractive; that their tempers and lives should display the excellence of their religion, and say to those who observe them, “Come with us, and we will do you good. Religion makes us happy; come, taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.”
RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY.