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Author Name:    TAYLOR, William

Title:   Hints on the Proper Employment of Human Life

Publisher:    Campbell & Becket, Montreal, 1838, 

Seller ID:   99456

TAYLOR, William, Rev. Hints on the Proper Employment of Human Life. Montreal : Printed and published by Campbell & Becket, 1838. Pp (6),[3]-131,(5). 8vo, maroon cloth spine, green paper cvered boards, white printed paper label to spine. TPL 5138, Watters p.847, Rhodenizer p. 370. William Taylor was a Presbyterian minister; born 1803 in Scotland; died in 1876 in Portland, Maine. In July 1833 he was inducted as pastor of the Montreal Secession Congregation, “the Wee Kirk in little Dublin [Lagauchetiθre Street].” This congregation, under the name Erskine (1864) and in a new location (1866), was still in his care at the time of his death. Taylor died while on holiday in Portland, Maine. "In presenting the following Treatise to the public, the Author thinks it necessary to accompany it with the following explanation. The substance of it was preached to his Congregation, last winter, in a series of Sermons on the Proper Employment of Human Life. At the conclusion of the series he was requested to grant them for publication ; and, after considering it, he consented to do so, reserving to himself the liberty of making whatever alterations or improvements might appear to him to be necessary. In writing them for the press, he has, accordingly, availed himself of this privilege. He has altered their form ; and has added greatly to the lastof the series, as those who heard it preached will at once perceive. His d esire is, that it may be the humble means of doing good. If, by the Divine blessing, it shall lead any individual to make a right employment of the time and faculties that God hath given him, by " consecrating himself unto the Lord;" his labour shall be amply rewarded." (Advertisement, p. [3]). Contents : Introduction. I. Question Proposed - Means of Reply - Nature of Man - Law of Exercise. II. Man not chargeable with inactivity generally — His active powers employed in the pursuit of unworthy Objects — The acquisition of wealth as a means of selfish and sensual gratification — The disposal ofChildren - The distribution of worldly honours. III. The proper employment of Life — Described by its QujUities — First Quality — Second Quality — Th ird Quality — Remarks. IV. Employment of Human Life ought to lead to some distinct Result - Qualities of that Result - First Quality - Second Quality - Concluding Remarks - Solomon - Nebuchadnezzar — The Rich Man. V Recapitulation — Question answered more directly — Proper business of Man is to be a" Follower of God" — By comprehending his works already done — And labouri ng for what yet remains to be accomplished — This possesses all the for-mentioned Qualities — Remarks. VI. Self-Examination — Four Reasons urging us to make a Proper Employment of Human Life — First lieason — Second Reason — Third Reason — Fourth Reason. VII. Objections anticipated - Explanation - Objections stated - First Answer — Second Answer — Third Answer — Conclusion. VIII. The Foregoing Principles applied to Education — Design of Education— ln what it consistts — Its importance — Conclusion. "Hence, professedly Christian parents have not hesitated to send their children to the East or West Indies " to seek their fortune" — places where the society is so rotten and corrupt, that it would be almost miraculous if they shou d escape thecontagion.* [...] * [note at bottom of page] Precisely similar to this, is the practice of sending young men to prosecute the Lumber Trade during win ter, in this Province; where, for seyeral months, they are not only beyond the means of grace, but often out of the reach of cirilized society; and are, all the while, exposed to the most pernicious influence.: (p. 29). Spineends and edges worn, spine sunned and paper label mostly rubbed off, light spotting anf smudging to covers, foxing to endpapers and light foxing thru ghout, contemporary penned name, else a very good, solid copy. 400.00

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