Page images
PDF
EPUB

OF THE

REV. CHARLES BUCK,
[AUTHOR OF THE THEOLOGICAL DICTIONARY.]

CONTAINING

THE YOUNG
Christian's Guide;
OR, SUITABLE DIRECTIONS, CAUTIONS, AND EN-

COURAGEMENT, TO THE

BELIEVER

ON HIS FIRST ENTRANCE INTO THE DIVINE LIFE.

A TREATISE ON

Religious Erperience:

IN WHICH

ITS NATURE, EVIDENCES, AND ADVANTAGES,

ARE CONSIDERED.

TOGETHER WITH,
ANECDOTES,
RELIGIOUS, MORAL, AND ENTERTAINING: ALPHA-

BETICALLY ARRANGED,
AND INTERSPERSED WITH A VARIETY OF

USEFUL OBSERVATIONS.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

Philadelphia :
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY W. W. WCODWARD,

[merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small]
[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors]

RELIGIOUS, MORAL, AND ENTER

TAINING;

SLEEPING AND INATTENTION IN THE

HOUSE OF GOD.

We may well ask whether such an inconsistency was ever seen in a Pagan temple or a Mahometan mosque.

“ He who sleeps in a place of worship,” says one, " is as though he had been brought in for a corpse, and the preacher was preaching at his funeral.” Upon this subject I cannot help transcribing what has been written by an eminent author. “ Constant sleepers," says he, “are public nuisances, and deserve to be whipped out of a religious assembly, to which they are a constant disgrace. There are some who have regularly attended a place of worship for seven years, twice a day, and yet have not heard one whole sermon in all the time. These dreamers are a constant distress to their preachers. In regard to their health, would any but a stupid man choose such a place to sleep in? In respect to their character, what can be said for him, who in his sleep makes mouths and wry faces, and exhibits strange postures ; and sometimes snorts, starts, and talks in his sleep? Where is his prudence, when he gives such occasion to malicious persons to suspect him of gluttony,

« PreviousContinue »