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TEA-TABLE CHAT,

OR

RELIGIOUS ALLEGORIES.

Printed at the Manufactory for the Employment of the Deaf and Dumb,

Fort Place, Bermondsey. J. POWELL, Superintendent.

OR

Beligious Allegories,

TOLD AT THE TEA-TABLE IN A SEMINARY

FOR LADIES.

BY ROBERT BURNSIDE, A.M.

VOLUME I.

When little tripping maidens follow God,
And leave old doting sinners to his rod,
'Tis like those days wherein the young ones cried

Hosanna,' when the old ones did deride.BUNYAN.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR;

AND

SOLD BY L. B. SEELEY, 169, FLEET STREET.

1820.

70.6.24

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The substance of the following Tales, with the exception of one or two, was delivered at a respectable Seminary for Ladies in the neighbourhood of the Metropolis. They were taken from a multitude similar to them, not as being the best, but because they presented themselves first. The reason of their recital was, that the Author deemed it his duty, in maintaining the character of a Tutor, not to lose sight of that which belongs to a Christian Minister. He therefore took advantage of the few moments that were set apart for refreshment at the tea-table, when business was suspended, to remind his fair Pupils, in a manner which might be somewhat pleasing, as well as instructive, that it was of importance to be amiable and happy, not in time only, but also in eternity. For the sake of en

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