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PUBLISHED BY SAMUEL WHITING, & CO:
AT THEIR THEologic AL AND CLASSICAL Book-ston E,
No. 118, Pearl-street.

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THE

CHRISTIAN's MAGAZINE;
ON A NEW PLAN.

No. I.] JANUARY, 1811. [Vol. IV.

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ALL men are travellers upon earth, whose days
are as a shadow. View them in every situation and
condition, and you will find this to be an irrefuta-
ble truth. Here verily we have no abiding place.
Through this world we merely pass, as the way to
another. If we become strongly attached to life, as
if it would always continue; if we strike our roots
deep in the earth, flattering ourselves that we will
successfully resist the attacks of time, we prepare for
ourselves bitter sorrow, and agonizing regret.
Sin hath produced this melancholy state of things.
By it, we are put under the ban of God's empire,
and wander up and down among the tombs in this
dying world, not knowing how soon his arm will
reach us, and bring us before him, to account for our
deeds. We are driven from the presence of God,
into the world cursed for our sakes, and must toil
among thorns and thistles for our support and con-
venience. . Every thing around us is subject to
change, and transient in its nature. Lover and iricid
are removed from us, and our acquaintance drop
into darkness. Generations have already gone to
the land of forgetfulness, and gencrations are going.
All that we see, all that we experience, all that we
anticipate, prove that here we have no home, but
are travellers on the earth, whose journey is abridged

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