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CONTENTS OF VOL. III,
What is your life?' In reference to its duration. Compute, weigh it. It is unsubstantial, shadowy, fleeting ; a vapor that appeareth for a little time, then yanisheth away.
We are here to day, tomorrow gone. The question may be asked in another and higher
What is life? How are we to estimate it? What is a true description of it? When are we authorised to say, we have lived ? These inquiries it is important to settle. We must keep in view the great moral purpose of existence ; we must consider what we are to live for, how we are to attain the end of our being, that we may not labor and strive in vain, and when death approaches, it may find us prepared for
What then is life? To have a being, to breathe, to receive impressions through the channel of the senses,