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A NEAR RELATIVE
BY THE REV. JOHN NEWTON,
LATB RICTOR OF ST. MARY WOOL NOTH, LONDON
Extracted from his Posthumous Works,
TO WHICH ARE ANNEXED,
A FEW PIECES OF POETRY,
BY THE SAME AUTHOR.
COME YE CHILDREN, UEARKEN UNTO ME: I WILL TEACK
YOU THE FEAR OF THE LORD.-PSALM XXXVI. 11.
Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard; BLACK,
Paray, and KINGSBURY, Leadenhall-street; J. HATCH-
J. Adlard, Printer, Dukc.street, Smithfield.
THESE Letters are extracted from the Posthumous Works of the late Rev. JOHN Newton, in consequence of the united recommendation of several persons who were of opinion that they would form a suitable present for youth.
To these a few pieces of Poetry are added, which shew the cheerful piety and amiable benevolence of the author.
London, January 1, 1809.
My dear young Friends,
YOU have now in your hands some Letters, which a pious and affectionate minister wrote to a dearly beloved child at school. They are printed for struction, and if you carefully read, and constantly attend to them, you will be happy and honourable whilst you live, and when you die; for “godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to
(1 Tim. iv. 8.)