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UNCLE PHILIP'S CONVERSATIONS
THE CHILDREN ABOUT THE TRUTH OF THE CHRISTIAN
DESIGNED FOR SUNDAY READING AND SUNDAY-SCHOOL LIBRARIES.
[Hawiss Francis Lister
PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS,
NO. 82 CLIFF-STREET.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1834,
By HARPER & BROTHERS,
In the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New-York.
MESSRS. HARPERS, IN NEW-YORK.
MY DEAR NEPHEWS:
As you thought that the children of our country were pleased with the little book which I sent you before, and therefore requested me to write out another and send it to you to print, I have complied with your wishes, and now send you our conversations on a very important subject, that is, the Christian religion. I do not know whether our little friends will be as much pleased with this book as they were with the first: it is a different kind of book, but I think they can understand it, and I hope it will repay them for the trouble of reading it. It is nothing but an account of things which happened a long time since, with the proof that they did happen: and I think that children can understand proof very well, if it be made plain to them. You must let the children know that the girls come to see me now as well as the boys; and in this book, as they will see, I have talked to them all together. Be so good as to inform them, too, that we have had conversations on several other subjects, which I may perhaps send to you, if they wish them.
1 received from you the letter which a little girl sent to you, desiring you to ask Uncle Philip to talk with the children about History. Tell
her that we have had a long conversation about Virginia, and another about New-York, and Massachusetts; and the children here are anxious to hear the history of their own country: so that before we stop, I suppose I shall be obliged to tell them the history of all the States; and, if you print them, the little girl who wrote the letter to you can read them. We have also had much conversation about the different kinds of trees which grow in America, and their uses; and perhaps the children would be pleased with that subject. Farewell, from your UNCLE PHILIP.
Newtown, February 4th, 1834.
We have had a drawing made of our worthy old uncle, in his study, with the children around him; and we assure our little friends that the likeness of the old gentleman is as correct as any we ever saw of him.
Uncle Philip comes Home, and the Boys find a Subject for him to talk about. He tells them a Story
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Uncle Philip tells the Children how to find out what was done a great many Years ago, and reads to them out of a Book something which a Man named Barnabas wrote
Uncle Philip tells a Story about the Death of a good Man named Clement, and reads to the Children something which he wrote
Uncle Philip tells the Children a long Story about Lions killing a good Man named Ignatius, and then reads for them some of this good Man's Letters
Uncle Philip and the Children talk about Polycarp; and a Story is told about a good Woman named Perpetua; and of some Boys and Girls who were killed for being Christians
Uncle Philip teaches the Children to be humble, and reads to them out of the Writings of four good old Men
Uncle Philip talks with the Children about the New Testament being altered, and shows them that such a thing could not have been done