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OF THE

LIFE, CHARACTER, AND WRITINGS

OF

PHILIP DODDRIDGE, D. D.

WITH

A SELECTION FROM HIS CORRESPONDENCE.

COMPILED

BY REV. JAMES R. BOYD, A.M.,

EDITOR OF ENGLISH POETS, WITH NOTES, ETC.

PUBLISHED BY THE

AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY,

150 NASSAU-STREET, NEW YORK.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860, by the AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

CONTENTS.

Enters on theological studies at Dr. Jennings' academy-Method of

reading and study at Kibworth-Letter to Rev. Samuel Clarke--
To Mr. Hughes-Great regard to the Scriptures-Rules for his
conduct-Social temper-Remarks of Mrs. Doddridge—His first
sermon-Social position and theological training-Description
of his study--First pulpit performances-Examination of stu-
dents-His gentlemanly bearing and reciprocation of kindness
Pious reflections -School expenses-- Examination for licensure
Habit of strict economy-His gown - Dr. Samuel Clarke's
advice-Grateful acknowledgments to Dr. Clarke-His abode
near Kibworth-Farm-house life-Want of congenial society-
Longing for his sister's recovery and society-Letter to Mr. Da-
vid Some-Account of his studies-Foundation of the Family
Expositor-Remarks on the method of studying-Observations
on Baxter—Rules for ministerial duties at Kibworth -- A gentle
reproof—Pope's Homer's Iliad -- Remarkable deliverance-De-
tails of classical studies—Pliny's Epistles--Laconic letter to
Dr. N. Wood-Expressions of ardent friendship - Remarks on
Pliny and Addison - Daily labors and pleasures as a student
congregation-Pulpit preparation-Favorite topics_Wide range
of subjects Popularity and usefulness accounted for-His excel-
lent temper-Derives lessons from the providence of God--Be-
fore sermon expounds a portion of Scripture--Affecting anecdote
--Composition of hymns-Expository lectures-Sacramental sea-

DODDRIDGE'S MINISTRY AT NORTHAMPTON.

Northampton a sort of Mecca-Doddridge visits the families of his

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