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The Study of Divine Philosophy recommended, in addition to our Culti
vation of the Natural Sciences; and upon the same Plan on which they are pursued-Reasons for thinking that the Difficulties attending it may be gradually surmounted.
MY DEAR SON, I resume my correspondence with you on the SACRED History OF THE WORLD with more pleasure, from perceiving that there is so much right feeling about it—that the subject has interested many, and that a farther continuation of it has been desired. In a period when the human mind has been deviating into so many divergences of thought and action, that it is difficult to foresee into what state it will ultimately subside, it is gratifying to know that there are some who will not desert the true standards of right judgment and moral good-who can prefer the ancient paths which lead to them, and the sacred objects with which they are associated ; and who therefore wish to direct their attention, at their leisure moments, to the great themes that are connected with what they are thus attached to. Several minds of much value are already beginning to contemplate the subject with increasing interest ; and important elucidations of it may in time be expected, that will go far beyond any thing which these Letters can effect.
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