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embraced it--And 0, remember, the deadly sting it is certain to leave behind it. “It will bite as a serpent, and sting as an adder.” And lest the pleasures of sin should be too kind to you, the Lord Omnipotent will take the matter in hand himself and punish all who drink of them, for the offence they commit against him, in doing so. For, he has told us all, to let them alone. “But all this does not,” you may say, "answer our question”_"If you take from us these things, what have we left?” It does not. But I will now reply to it. You will have left you, if you resign the world for the Lord's sake, and because his word requires it; you will still possess, u God as your friend-his Son, your Redeemer-his Spirit, the companion and associate of your spirits. God will then give you, in place of what you give up for him, a conscience forever at rest-hopes full of immortality and joy-a heart full of love, and charity, affection, and peace a mind enlightened with heavenly wisdom--the esteem, and respect, and confidence, and love, of all the good and excellent of the earth-90 much of the good things of the world as you can bear; and “his blessing, which maketh rich, and addeth no sorrow with it.” He will “write your names in heaven;" revoke the curse which his law has uttered against you as sinners; and will show you the heights and depths, of his love, and grace, in Christ; revealing mysteries which angels never, till lately, knew; and teaching you the things which it never entered into the heart of the natural man to conceive. All this you get in exchange for this mean world. And may the Spirit of God assist you, now in the days of your youth, to make the wise exchange immediately

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SKETCH OF THE LIFE

OF THE

REV. LOTT CARY.

SKETCH OF THE LIFE

OF THE

REV. LOTT CARY.

The Rev. Lott Cary was born a slave, near Richmond, Virginia, and was early hired out as a common laborer in that city, where, for some years, he remained, entirely regardless of religion, and much addicted to profane and vicious habits. But God was pleased to convince him of the misery of a sinful state, and in 1807, he publicly professed his faith in the Saviour, and became a member of the Baptist Church.

It is remarked by one who was intimately acquainted with l.is situation and character previous to his embarkation for Africa, “ that his father was a pious and much respected member of the Baptist Church—and his Mether, though she made no public profession of religion, died, giving evidence that she had relied for salvation upon the Son of God. He was their only child, and though he had no early instruction from books, the admonitions and prayers of his illiterate parents may have laid the foundations for his future usefulness.”

A strong desire to be able to read, was excited in his mind, by a sermon to which he attended soon after his conversion, and which related to our Lord's interview with Nicodemus ; and having obtained a Testament, he commenced learning his letters, by trying to read the chapter in which this interview is recorded. He received some instruction, though he never aitended a regular school. Such, however, were his diligence and perseverance, that he overcame all obstacles and acquired not only the art of reading, but of writing also. Shortly after the death of his first wife in 1913, he ransomed himself and two children for $850, a sum which he had obtained by his sirgular ability and fidelity in managing the concerns of the tobacco warehouse. Of the real

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