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CENTRE OF COMFORT,
BY JOHN WILSON, D. D.
Several very admirable Sermons, together with
the course of the
WITH BEAUTIFUL MORAL HISTORY.
And also heavenly Sermons and Hymns for
Southern District of New-York, ss.
Be it Remembered, that on the twenty-sixth day of July, in the forty-first year of the Independence of the United States of America, James Sharan of the said District hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following to wit:-"The Polar Star, and Centre of Comfort," by John Wilson, D. D. containing several very admirable sermons, together with the beautiful works of William M'Ewen, D. D. with a paraphrase on the book of Job, and also a select private family physician, which no doubt will be the means of saving many lives in the course of the present age-with beautiful moral History, and, also heavenly Sermons and Hymns for children; in short, the calculation is to suit from the learned philosopher to the child.
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned." And also to an Act, entitled "an Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints. THERON RUDD, Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.
THE PUBLISHER'S ADDRESS.
I DO not think it expedient to detain the curi ous reader with a long preamble of a preface, as in justice, it can no more than represent the interior part of the work. As a preface is seldom paid much attention to, till after the body of the book is read, I will observe by way of an address, that I trust the learned, into whose hands this work may come, will not think hard of my inserting useful articles in the back part of the work for the use of children, knowing that the highest learned, and most illustrious, kings, queens and emperors, were once little children themselves, just progressing in the first part of youthful literature, and no doubt were oft times anxious of looking into books be longing even to the learned and accomplished character. And if these children should find in those books, such suitable information for their young and tender minds as they will find in this, the indulgence, no doubt in process of time, would be well bestowed. As for my own part, I have been remarkably fond of children, ever since I was one myself, and a partner with them in their little innocent amusements throughout the day, so may every parent show good examples to their children, and implant at an ear