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OR,

THE WAY TO MAKE HOME HAPPY.

BY THE

REV. DAVID HAY.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE

REV. ALFRED BARRETT.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY J. MASON, 14, CITY-ROAD;

SOLD AT 66, PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1854.

141.0.568.

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London: R. Needham, Printer, Paternoster-Row.

INTRODUCTION.

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It is impossible to over-estimate the importance of the subject treated in the following pages. Its relation to a sound public Christianity is like that of the foundation-stone to the building. In vain do we follow our brilliant theories of human amelioration and progress, unless we abide by God's order; and it is His settled and invariable order, that there shall be no happy or secure state of society, excepting so far as there are found, united and godly families mainly constituting it. In the work of saving and sanctifying the human race, God begins with the individual, then proceeds to the family, and then to the nation; and in this order of procession His providence works harmoniously with His grace. The first act of the Creator after He had formed our first parent, was to lay the foundation of our social happiness, by instituting the family: and as that institute, as

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