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VARIOUS SUBJECTS,

EVANGELICAL, DEVOTIONAL AND PRACTICAL.

ON

ADAPTED TO THE PROMOTION OF

CHRISTIAN PIETY, FAMILY RELIGION,
AND YOUTHFUL VIRTUE.

BY JOSEPH LATHROP, D. D.

PASTOR OF THE FIRST CHURCH IN WESTSPRINGFIELD.

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PUBLISHED AT WORCESTER :
BY ISAIAH THOMAS, JUN.
SOLD AT HIS RESPECTIVE BOOKSTORES IN BOSTON AND WORCESTER.

THOMAS DICKMAN, PRINTER.....1809.

District of Massachusetts: to wit:

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the Second Day

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of September, in the Thirtyfourth Year of the Independence of the United States of America, ISAIAH THOMAS, Junior, of the said District, has deposited in this Office the Title of a Book, the Right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the Words following, to wit: "Sermons on various subjects; Evangelical, Devotional and Practical. Adapted to the promotion of Christian Piety, Family Religion, and Youthful Virtue. By Joss2H LATHROP, D. D. Pastor of the First Church in Westspringfield. In Five Volumes."

L. S.

In Conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, intituled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the Times therein mentioned ;" and also to an Act intituled, "An Act supplementary to an Act, intituled, An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mentioned; and extending the Benefits thereof to the Arts of Designing, Eagraving and Etching Historical, and other Prints.”

WILLIAM S. SHAW,
Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

TO THE

SECOND EDITION.

THE Author of the following work, when he learned, that the three first volumes were out of print, and that another Edition was requested by the public and intended by the publisher, carefully revised them, and made such corrections, as appeared to be requisite. These three volumes go forth accompanied with the two others which were recently printed, so that the whole work now besomes complete, in five volumes.

To the two first volumes are added several Sermons not before printed, which are at the end of the volumes, and are on such subjects as were deemed most interesting.

In the third volume, which embraces the whole Epistle to the EPHESIANS, there is prefixed to each Sermon an appropriate title, and to the volume itself a complete table of contents; and thus an omission, before justly complained of, is supplied.

The candor, with which this work has been received by the public, is acknowledged with respect ful gratitude. It is hoped, that the work has been, and still may be, useful to the attentive reader. Inaccuracies of composition, candor will readily

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