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The motive which has induced OSANDER to this uirdertaking, is, in itself, interesting, and the public will have an opportunity of aiding in the accomplishment of a purpose which hath for its prospect, the promotion of picty, and the service of the Church.
SAMUEL BLATCHFORD. Lansingburgh, July 26, 1811.
THE eye of criticism will, unquestionabiy, discover errors ;
but to a juvenile work, it is hoped charity will be extended. Peculiarity of situation, is all that drives the author into the ordeal of publick opinion at so early an
WHEN Heav'n its blessings to mankind dispense, The social tie was giv'n ; a treasure, rich, .
And much to be esteem'd :
Not on his fellow, as a slave, or vile,
May man now look, but as another link
In that same chain of which he a part.
Whence is this pride? From evil in ourselves
And he who fosters it
Gives vigor to a curse and imitates the damnd.
As first 'twas giv'n so far as, fall’n, they may.
Such 'tis my lot to know and to admire.
Ye who the rising sapling would not crush
But who in friendliest deed your pow'rs combine
To foster it to strength.