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TO THE DAUGHTER
FORMATION OF RELIGIOUS AND MORAL
IN TWO VOLUMES.
BY ELIZABETH HAMILTON,
Education, Sfc. &;c. SfC.
PRINTED FOR T. CADELL AND W.
IN THE STRAND,
of the Jews—The simplicity and sublimity
Early corruption of the principles of natural religion—Of the truths communicated by immediate revelation to the Jews—Knowledge of the Supreme Being—Of his providence and government—The relation established between religious belief and moral obligation—The brevity of the Scriptures an evidence of their authenticity—A reason assigned for the little information contained in them respecting the first ages of mankind—Incapacity of the human mind to form distinct conceptions of a state wholly removed from human experienceIllustration of the supposed analogy between mythological fable and Scriptural history— The events related in the latter clearly explained by their reference to the Messiah — History of the promises made to our first parents after the fall—to Noah—to Abraham— The.covenant made with Abraham predictive of the Messiah—Gracious condescension of the Almighty, in attaching to every promise of that event predictions concerning events speedily to be accomplished, and which in their accomplishment, afforded a convincing proof of the divine veracity—Of the promised land—The manifestation of Moses—Miracles necessary to the establishment of his authority . 22
Of the harmony which appears between the ordinary and extraordinary dispensations of Providence—The works of nature considered as a revelation of the divine power and wisdom—State of religious belief at the time of Moses—Sensible evidences of revelation necessary to afford conviction to the Jews—Their entering