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Supplanter, one that gets the place of another by force or fraud.

4. Who did Isaac love best? Esay, because he did eat of bis venison.

5. Who did Rebekah love best? Jacob, because he was beloved of God.

6. When Esau came from the field, faiat and hungry, what was Jacob doing? And Jacob sod pottage.

7. What did Esau say to Jacob? Feed me I, pray thee, with that same red pottage, for I am faint.

8. What answer did Jacob make? And Jacob said, sell me this day thy birthright.

9. Did Esau do what Jacob desired? Yes, and confirmed it by an oath.

10. What is said of Jacob and Esau after the birthright was sold? Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles : and he ate and drank, and rose up and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

VI. PRACTICAL ADDRESS.

Let me say a few words to those who are twins. Love each other very much. Remember you are both equal in age. Some times twing

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are so much alike that they can scarcely be known apart, the one from the other. be equally kind and affectionate to each other as well as to your Parents. It is better to be a plain pious man like Jacob, than to be a profane careless hunter like Esau. It is bet. ter to be called a simple good child, than a clever wicked child, who loves only mischiet. It is better to love school than to love to ramble about the fields. When you are going to school do not stay to hunt dogs, cats or sheep by the way. Hunting and shooting are dangerous sport3, and the less they are practised the better. If it is merely for diversion it is very cruel sport. What pleasure can there be in killing a poor timid hare or in hunting a stag to death. Let parents take heed of shewing any partiality towards their children, of loving one more than another. Jacob felt the evil of this conduct very bitterly, yet strange to tell, he committed the same fault himself in loving Joseph above the rest of his children. Those are the wisest children who choose that good part which can never be taken away.

Those that know the value of the blessings of the Gospel, will not part with

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it for any price, much less for a mess of pottage. “A Spanish Boy, who was a Catholic, having a silver crucifix banging in his bosom, was asked by a person in his company to sell it for a Rupee. At which, he shook his head (meaning no). . He was then offered two Rupees, to which he replied in broken accents, “ No, not for tousands of tousands." This poor little Boy loved and adored this foolish trifle, he would not part with it for thousands.* Are there not many children in India as well as in Europe, who disregard the word of God, set no value on the Bible or on Christ and his salvation. These despise Christ, despise his people, and despise the holy name by which they are called.

Take heed lest you should be rejected at the last day, for you will find no place for repentance in hell; you may seek it, but shall not find it, though you seek it carefully with tears. Repent for your past conduct, and as you are called Christian children, act like those who love and serve Jesus Christ. Amen.

A HYMN.

See Youth's Magazine, vol. 6. p. 25.

A HYMN.

Brotherly Love.
BLEST are the sons of peace,

Whose hearts and hope are one,
Whose kind designs to serve and please

Thro' all their actions run.
Blest is the pious house,

Where zeal and friendship meet,
Their Songs of praise, their mingled vows,

Make their communion sweet.
Thus when on Aaron's head,

They poured the rich perfume,
The oil thro' all his garment spread,

And pleasure fill'd the room.
Thus on the heavenly hills,

The saints are blest above,
Where joy like morning dew distils,
And all the air is love.

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LECTURE

JACOB

OBTAINETH THE BLESSING.

Gen. 27. 35. 36. And he said, thy brothers

came wilh subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing. And he said, is he not rightly named Jacob? for he, hath supplanted me these two times : he took away my birthright; and behold now he hath taken cho way my blessing. And he said, hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

THERE is in the last of these verses a reference made to the subject of the last Lecture. Esau has not however paid that strict regard to truth which we ought to expect. He says that Jacob took away his blessing, when the truth was that he had sold it to him, and confirmed the bargain by an oath. He reproached Jacob unjustly, as though he had robbed him of his birthright, when he had fairly sold it to him, and therefore whatever might be said of Jacob's con. duct in thus taking away the blessing, he had no reason to complain. ós In the account of

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