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HIEROGLYPHIC BIBLE;

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THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS,

Represented with Emblematical Figures,

FOR THE AMUSEMENT AND INSTRUCTION OF YOUTH.

WITH

A short Account of the Lives of the Evangelists,

AND OTHER PIECES,

ILLUSTRATED WITH CUTS.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR HOULSTON AND SON,

65, Paternoster-Row, and at Wellington, Salop.

1830.

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PREFACE.

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THE following little work combines three advantages which are seldom united in books for the nursery. It offers an incentive to reading, à stimulus to ingenuity, and motives to piety: and it will be generally allowed, that neither of these advantages is the worse for appearing in company with the rest.

Highly important and supereminent is the duty of making every part of education subservient to religion; and happy must that parent be considered, who has succeeded in impressing on his offspring a holy love and reverence of the revealed will of God. Much labour, however, is lost, for want of judicious means: and few children will feel a relish for reading the Holy Bible, if they have been taught to regard it as merely a school-book, a task-book, or a Sunday-book. In the following pages it is not represented under either of these dark and disheartening titles.

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