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Pastor of Bowdoin Street Church, Boston.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY D. K. HITCHCOCK,

WHIPPLE & DAMRELL.

9 Cornhill.

1837.

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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1837, by

D. K. HITCHCOCK, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

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PRE FACE.

Many excellent books for Young Men are already before the public. Dr. Hawes' · Lectures to Young Men,' Waterbury's Considerations for Young Men' and Letters to a Young Christian,’ Abbott’s ‘Young Christian,' Dr. Alcott's Young Man's Guide,' Mr. Muzzey's 'Young Man's Friend,' are all highly valuable and useful works. That so strong an interest is awakened in the character and prospects of our young men, and that so many of them are disposed to forego the allurements of idleness and dissipation, and to seek that intellectual and moral improvement which will render their future lives honorable and happy to themselves and useful to the world, is surely one of the brightest omens of our day.

It is the design of the following pages to contribute something, in addition to what has already been done, to aid this noble class of young men in the prosecution of their object. The reader will find that I have

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