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PARTICULARLY THOSE IN COUNTRY VILLAGES,
REV. EDWARD BERENS, M.A.
PRINTED BY W. BAXTER,
FOR J. PARKER; AND J. G. AND F. RIVINGTON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH
VII. Young men exhortedátý frugality and foresight.
ON THE HABITUAL REMEMBRANCE OF GOD.
EccLEs. xii. 1. Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.
THE minister of a parish must naturally feel anxious for the welfare of every individual committed to his charge; but this anxiety will be felt in an increased degree for such of his flock as are exposed to peculiar danger. This, certainly, is the case with those young men who are just entering the world, and beginning to think-(what they generally think at a period much too early)—that they may now venture to act for themselves, may venture to throw off the control of masters and teachers, and even the salutary restraint of parental authority. Great, indeed, are the dangers to which they thus heedlessly expose themselves. Let me, therefore, intreat such young men, to attend seriously to a few words of advice, dictated by a heartfelt desire to advance your best interests. Consider what I say as the admonition of a friend ; of one who sincerely wishes you well, and who can have no object in view in thus addressing you but your good.