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TUEOLOGICAL LIBRARY
C. DZDGE, MASS.

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Entered according to Art or Congress, in the year 1847, by

2. MORLEY, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the

United States, for the Southern District of New York

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Contents of the first series.

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INTRODUCTION..

5 Facts, by 1. T. Hopper.... 67

Kininess to Animals

11 The Reclaimed..

69

Kindness to Mankind.

13 A Remarkable Instance

72

A Morning in Newgate.. 15 M. Le Pelletier...

80

Rowland Hill and the Robber. 16 John Bruen ...

83

Prostitutes Reclaimed... 16 Two Christians

83

The Bandit Captain and John. 17 Sigismond.

84

The Sheep Story..

18 A Poor Negro.

84

The Peace Man and Savages 20 The Cherokee Women.

96

Kindness to Savages.

22 A Little Girl ....

87

A True Story

24 Peace Principles Tested ...... 87

The Law of Kindness

32 Kindness to Animals, by Char.

Kindness to the Insane..

38 lotte Elizabeth..

92

The Grand Jury of London... 40 Extract from the Report of the

Kindness to Slaves ...

41 N. Y. Prison Association .... 97

A Peaceahle Society in Africa . 43 Example Better than Precept. 99

Kindness in School....

43 The Truly Great Man.... 100

A Lesson for the Thoughtful.. " 45 Pleasure is Cheap

101

George Washington.

51 Effect of Harsh Words on their

A Smile....

51

Author .....

102

Idle Words

51 Van Amburgh, the Wild Beast

Wrath Disarmed.

52 Tamer....

103

Pinel and Prisoner

53 Parents of Washington.. 103

Kind Words .......

55 Charities that Sweeten Life ... 104

Harsh Words

56 Music...

106

Example on Children

56 Conclusion

107

Humanity on Nations

57

Our Actions

58

58

POETRY

Our Thoughts

Revenge

59 Forgive and Forget

61

Fear and Hope..

59 Let never Cruelty Dishonor

Mistaken Ideas..

59 Beauty

61

Forgiveness.....

60 A Pleasant Disposition.... 62

Scolding

65 Speak Gently ...

Doing Good.....

66 Speak not to Him a Bitter Word 64

INTRODUCTION.

The heart of the guilty resists and defies reproach, but melts before the accents of

KINDNESS.

Thousands by its power have been reclaimed from the fangs of intemperance, and other destructive vices. It is almost omnipotent; its power will accomplish what all other human instrumentalities alone cannot; it sostens even a savage's heart, and subdues the fierce rage of the wild beasts of the forest. Therefore, reader, if you wish to reclaim a poor wanderer, treat him kindiy; if a fellow being insults you, treat him kindly, ind then you will not only most effectually punish him, but you will do him good, and probably reclaim him from being a pest to society, to become one of the best citizens, and fit for glory and heaven. Many parents, by unkindness and scolding, ruin their children, and drive them to despair. It sours their tempers, and makes them cross, fretful and revengeful.

A few months since, a little girl in North Carolina, ten years of age, hung herself, after being scolded by her mother. Children imbibe the spirit of their parents and teachers; and uniformly, cross parents and teachers will have cross and ill-natured children to manage, and vice versa. " The unbelieving husband cares much for the gentle and kind spirit of the wife, for much of his happiness depends on it; that brother is interested much in the conversation and the spirit of his sister-for he daily observes her temper, and is forming his views of religion from what he sees in her; that child is constantly

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