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and instructive companion of childhood's leisure hour. And when leisure hour, after leisure hour, shall have cheerily rolled away, in delightful intercourse with childhood's Bible, easy and natural will be the transition to youth's and manhood's Bible: and many a youthful heart, it is hoped, will be ready to exclaim-“O how I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day." (Psalm cxix. 97.)

With respect to the order observed in this work, it is hardly necessary to remark, that events are mentioned in the same routine as they obtain in the Holy Scriptures themselves: the Creation forming the commencement; and the Redemption of Mankind, the conclusion.

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At the bottom of each page is a complete sentence, corresponding with the words and hieroglyphics above: and all those words which are expressed by hieroglyphics in the upper part of the page, are here printed in italics.

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Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were formed, thou art God, even from everlasting to everlasting.

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And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the

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In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

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order. And gave them a charge to do service unto man that was to be made.

On the fourth day the Lord commanded that the sun should shine, the moon give her light, and that the stars should be in order. And gave them a charge to I do service unto man that was to be made.

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living soul.

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

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