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NATURE DISPLAYED :

DESIGNED

TO EXCITE THE YOUTHFUL MIND

TO

PIETY AND VIRTUE.

READ NATURE ; NATURE IS A FRIEND TO TRUTH,"

Young.

DUBLIN:

PRINTED BY JOSEPH BLUNDELL,

187, GREAT BRITAIN-STREET,

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PREFACE.

The following Book is partly compiled from a small work, entitled “ The Catechism of Nature," and translated from the Dutch.Its object is to give the Young, for whom it is chiefly designed, an early acquaintance with the Wisdom and Goodness of the Almighty, as displayed in the works of Creation-and, to promote this laudable design, it has been enlarged to its present size, in the form of Dialogues between a Father and Son. If it tend to awaken in the youthful mind, admiration of HIS Power, without whose creative WORD was not any thing made that was made, and that reverence and gratitude towards the omnipotent and all-wise Being, exeite a desire

to please him, by walking in the paths of : Virtue and Religion, the Editor's wishes will

be answered.

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NATURE DISPLAYED.

INTRODUCTORY DIALOGUE.

Father. Tun first grand object of your inquiry, my dear boy, is, God your Creator. . mo

Son. How may I acquire a knowledge of my Creator?

Father. From his works, and from his word.

Son. Has not God revealed himself to us in the Bible ?

Father. Without doubt. But when you can see, as it were, with your own eyes, his adorable perfections, it is certainly your duty to view his works, as well as to read his word.

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