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Southern District of New York, ss.
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the sixteenth day of May A. D. 1825, in the forty ninth year of the Independence of the United States of America, BARBARA ALLAN SIMON, of the said district. hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof she claims as author, in the words following, to wit:
.“ A Series of Allegorical Designs, representing the Human Heart from its Natural to its Regenerated State, with Explanatory Addresses, Meditations, Prayers, and Hymns, for Instruction of Youth. By Barbara Allan Simon. gates are all manner of choice fruits, new and old, which I have gathered for thee O my beloved'—Solomon's Song."
IN CONFORMITY to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled, • An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned ;” and also, to an act, entitled, “ An act supplementary to an act, en. titled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authong and proprietors of such copies, during the times the ein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
I DEDICATE this work to the Chiefs of the In
dian tribes of this land, as an expression of esteem for the moral grandeur of their feeling, and of admiration at the noble, mild, and conciliatory sentiments contained in their late addresses to government, in behalf of justice, honour, and humanity-in behalf of their nation. Accept this sincere, though humble tribute, from one who is affectionately desirous of seeing your tribes united in love to the Redeemer.
Chiefs of the forest ! whose sun-setting glory
To-morning awaketh the orient earth,
you would a stranger this tribute of feeling
Long have you wandered as outcasts forsaken
Been driven by the lawless to ocean's wild shore ; But now shall your spring-time of promise awaken,
As vines yield their blossoms when winter is o'er.
Your free-born spirits, unquell'd by oppression,
Have nobly defended your dear native claim.
How bright its reflection shall lighten from you !
New-York, April 7th, 1825.
The fashions of the world are ever changing the opinions of men are ever vacillating—the truth of God is always the same, and shall endure forever! Like a mighty rock which raises its awful head above the waves that spend themselves against its immovable base, the word of God has met the assaults of human and satanic rage; successively have they spent their combined strength for nought: the place which once knew them, now knoweth them no more, but eternal, immutable truth is the same yesterday, today, and forever!
“ The holy scriptures are able to make us wise unto salvation,” through faith in Christ Jesus; and they teach that the foundation of all knowledge which includes salvation, is to know what we are by nature, and what we must becomė by regeneration. The posterity of fallen Adam are there declared, without exception, to be born in sin, and under the dominion of Satan the deceiver; and that unless we are born again, proving by moral resemblance our affinity to the second Adam, as unequivocally as we never fail to demonstrate our derivation from the first, we cannot enter into the kingdom of God. This truth, so decidedly, so repeatedly taught in Scripture, and so much illustrated by knowledge of our own heart, and daily observation, is the first which ehildren ought to learn; for not until they are thoroughly convinced in themselves that to do evil is the native and spontaneous growth of their heart, can they feel their need of Christ as an atonement and mediator between them and an infinitely holy God, whose justice is ready to be glorified in consuming them; for while “God is love" to those who come to him by Christ, whom he hath appointed to be the way, the truth and the life,' he is a consuming fire to the disobedient.