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CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.
Order observed in the Sučcession of Flowers
THE WORKS OF GOD,
AS DISPLAYED IN NATURE.
A Meditation upon New-Year's Day. LET
us consider this day as the first of our lives, and venture to anticipate, from the goodness of God, a repetition of those benefits which we have received from our first entrance into the world, to the present period of our existence.
What blessings may we not hope from that Being, which has ever watched over us with the tender solicitude of a father; which, at the hour of our birth, presented us, in our parents, with friends that have supplied all our wants, and supported us through the helpless and unprotected state of infancy?
Without their fostering care, how could we have preserved our health, and all the comforts which we now enjoy ? Were it possible for us at that time to have reflected upon our destined fate, we should doubt. less have looked forward with delight to the pleasures of our sublunary existence ; now that we are capable of such reflections, it is pleasing to indulge the sensa. tions our present happiness inspires, and our imagination dwells with rapture upon the sweet hopes of future felicity. VOL. 1.