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CHRISTIAN DISCIPLE.

PUBLISHED MONTHLY.

Vol. VI.

FOR MDCCCXVIII.

SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE."-ST PAUL.

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BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY JOSEPH T. BUCKINGHAM.

1818.

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THE

CHRISTIAN DISCIPLE.

No. 1.

JANUARY, 1818.

For the Christian Disciple.

NOTICE OF THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF REV. THOMAS PRENTISS.

to embody the recollections, which are now so vivid, of his amiable and excellent character, not only as a just tribute to his memory, but as affording an example most worthy of the imitation of others.

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We trust that the impressions made upon the public mind by the death of Mr. Prentiss were not of so transient a kind, as to render an apology necessary for introducing into this miscellany the following memoir of his life. His friends take a melancholy pleasure in recalling the memory of one, who was associated with them in many interesting scenes. Some of them remember the years of his childhood and youth, and had opportunity to witness the gradual develop ment of those intellectual powers and moral qualities, which made him the object of so many affections and hopes. It was our privilege to be reckoned in the number of his earliest friends. We saw him in every stage of his progress, and had his sympathy in all our sorrows and joys. It is painful, alas! to reflect that the friend, endeared by so long an intimacy, is removed from our side, and that we are left to pursue our journey alone.

But we must not indulge our private sorrows. It is our wish Vol. VI.-No. 1.

Vol. VI.

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It was the happiness of Mr. Prentiss, to spend the first years of his life in a situation most favourable for the growth of virtuous principles and good habits. His father, the Rev. Dr. P. of whom a brief notice was given in the second volume of the Christian Disciple, page 287, was universally esteemed a man of eminent piety and worth. Under his instructions, he acquired the elements of learning, and the principles of religion.

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