Produced by Anna C. Haugen, Frank van Drogen and PG Distributed
* * * * *
Printed for John Lawrence at the _Angel_ in the _Poultrey_, 1692.
* * * * *
_A Catalogue of Books_, &c. Husband Mr. _Joseph Rowlandson_, &c.
Remarks on the Affairs of Trade of _England_ and _Ireland_, &c.
_Officium Cleri Desiderium Populi_, or Canonical Obedience asserted and
proved to be the Duty of Gospel Ministers, and the Desire of all good
_Books in_ Octavo.
The Catechizing of Families, a Teacher of Householders how to teach
their Households; useful also to School-masters and Tutors of Youth.
Scripture Gospel defended, and Christ, Grace, and free Justification
vindicated against the Libertines, in two Books. The first a Breviate of
Fifty Controversies. Second upon the re-printing of Dr. _Crisp's_
Full and Easy Satisfaction, which is the true Religion, in a Conference
between a Doubter, a Papist, and a Reformed Catholic Christian.
A Key for Catholics to open the jugling of the Jesuits, containing some
Arguments by which the meanest may see the Vanity of Popery, &c.
For Little Children to Learn.
Question. _Who made you?_
Quest. _Who Redeemed you?_
_Answ._ Jesus Christ.
Quest. _Who Sanctifieth and preserves you?_
_Answ._ The Holy Ghost.
Quest. _Wherefore did God make you?_
_Answ._ To Serve him.
Quest. _How must he be served?_
_Answ._ In Spirit and in Truth.
Quest. _What is it to serve God?_
_Answ._ To keep his Commandements.
Quest. _How many Commandments be there?_
Quest. _Which be they?_
_Answ._ The same which God spoke in the twentieth Chapter of _Exodus_,
saying, _I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the Land of
Egypt, out of the House of Bondage._
_Quest._ Which is the First?
Answ. _Thou shalt have no other gods before me._
_Quest._ Which is the Second?
Answ. _Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven Image, or any likeness
of any thing that is in Heaven above, or that is in the Earth beneath,
or that is in the Water under the Earth: thou shalt not bow down thy
self to them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God,
visiting the Iniquity of the Fathers upon the Children, unto the third
and fourth generation of them that hate me, and showing mercy unto
thousands, of them that love me and keep my Commandements._
_Quest_. Which is the Third?
Answ. _Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the
Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his Name in vain_.
_Quest_. Which is the Fourth?
Answ. _Remember the Sabbath-day to keep it holy, six days shalt thou
labour and do all thy work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the
Lord thy God, in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor
thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattel, nor
thy stranger that is within thy gates; for in six dayes the Lord made
Heaven and Earth, the Sea, and all that in them is, and rested the
seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath-day, and hallowed
_Quest_. Which is the Fifth?
Answ. _Honour thy father and thy Mother, that thy days may be long upon
the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee_.
_Quest._ Which is the Sixth?
Answ. _Thou shalt not kill._
_Quest._ Which is the Seventh?
Answ. _Thou shalt not Commit Adultery._
_Quest._. Which is the Eighth?
Answ. _Thou shalt not steal._
_Quest._ Which is the Ninth?
Answ. _Thou shalt not bear false Witness against thy Neighbour._
_Quest._ Which is the Tenth?
Answ. _Thou shalt not Covet thy Neighbour's House, thou shalt not Covet
thy Neighbours Wife, nor his Man-servant, nor his Maid-servant, nor his
Oxe, nor his Ass, nor any thing that is thy Neighbour's._
Quest. _Are you bound to keep all these Commandments?_
Quest. _Are you bound to keep them in Thought, Word, and Deed?_
Quest. _How are you bound to keep them?_
_Answ._ By my Baptism and by the Word of God.
Quest. _Are you able to keep them of your self?_
Quest. _Why so?_
_Answ._ Because I was conceived and born in sin.
Quest. _From whence was that?_
_Answ._ From _Adam_'s Fall.
Quest. _How did_ Adam _fall_?
_Answ._ By Eating the forbidden Fruit.
Quest. _Do you sin daily?_
Quest. _What is Sin?_
_Answ._ The Breaking of God's Law.
Quest. _What doth Sin deserve?_
Quest. _What is Hell?_
_Answ._ Darkness and Torments.
Quest. _How long doth it last?_
_Answ_. For Ever and Ever.
Quest. _Is it not a sad thing to lie under the Wrath of God for ever? to
lie in devouring Flames for Ever?_
Quest. _Can you deliver your self from Hell?_
Quest. _How must you be delivered._
_Answ._ Only by Jesus Christ?
Quest. _Who is Jesus Christ?_
_Answ_. The Son of God.
Quest. _Is he not Man also?_
_Answ._ YES. He was always God, and in the Fullness of time became Man,
and so he is both God and Man, in two Natures, and one Person for ever.
Quest. _What hath Christ done for Sinners?_
_Answ._ He hath died for them.
Quest. _What Death did he die?_
_Answ._ The Death of the Cross.
Quest. _Why died he that Death?_
_Answ._ Because it is written, _Cursed is he that hangeth upon a Tree_.
Quest. _Did Christ bear the Curse of God that was due to Sinners?_
Quest. _Are all the World saved by him?_
Quest. _Why so?_
_Answ._ Because he is not theirs.
Quest. _What must we do, that Christ may be ours?_
_Answ._ Believe on him.
Quest. _What is it to Believe on him?_
_Answ._ To rest upon Him for Salvation.
Quest. _What grounds of Encouragement have we to rest upon Christ for
_Answ._ These six:
1. He is an only Saviour.
2. He is an able Saviour.
3. He is a willing Saviour.
4. He is a faithful Saviour.
5. He is a suitable Saviour.
6. He is an offered Saviour.
Quest. _When is Christ offered?_
_Answ._ In the Gospel.
Quest. _Name some Places?_
_Answ._ John 3. 16. _God so loved the World, that he gave his only
begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but
have Everlasting Life._ John 6. 37. _Him that comes unto me, I will in
no wise cast out._ I Tim. 1. 15. _This is a faithful saying, and worthy
of all acceptation, that_ Jesus Christ _came into the World to save
Quest. _Multitudes are called and invited, why do they not come to
_Answ._ Because they are not Humble.
Quest. _Why are they not Humble?_
_Answ._ Because they do not see their sins and sinfulness.
Quest. _What must we do that we may see our sins and our sinfulnesses?_
_Answ._ 1. We must search the Scriptures. 2. We must hear the Word of
God Preached. 3. We must Examine our Consciences. 4. We must Pray to God
for his Spirit.
Quest. _If a poor Creature comes to Christ, crying, lamenting and
confessing his sins, will Christ receive him?_
_Answ._ YES, YES: His mercifull Arms are spread wide open to receive
Quest. _What will the Lord do for such a one that comes to him?_
_Answ._ 1. He will Pardon all their sins.
2. He will give them Grace.
3. He will give them Peace.
4. He will Comfort them.
5. He will provide for them.
6. He will take their parts.
7. He will bring them to Heaven.
Quest. _What is Heaven?_
_Answ._ An everlasting Enjoyment of God in glory.
Quest. _When the Lord has done this for a poor Creature, what must he do
for this good God of his?_
_Answ._ He must be Humble and Thankful.
Quest. _How must he shew himself Humble and Thankful?_
_Answ._ He must love the Lord with all his Heart, with all his Soul, and
serve the Lord with all his strength, and he must love his Neighbour as
himself, and for the Lords sake; and this he must do all the dayes of
_For little Children to Learn_.
I Must Pray
Both Night and Day.
Before I Eat,
I must entreat
That God would Bless to me my Meat.
I must not play
On the Sabbath-day:
But I must hear
God's Word in Fear.
I must not SWEAR.
I must not Lye, I must not Feign,
I must not take God's Name in vain.
I must not Rail.
I must not Steal.
It is a Sin
To steal a Pin,
Much more to steal a greater thing.
It's better for me to be poor,
And beg my Bread from door to door,
Than to steal my Neighbour's Store.
I must Work, and I must Pray,
And God will feed me day by day,
Mine honest Labours God will Bless,
But he hateth Idleness.
My King, and all my Governors,
My Parents and Superiors,
These I must Honour and Obey,
To these I must my Duty pay.
I must not be Rude nor Wild,
I must not be a Wanton Child:
I must sing no wanton Songs,
I must forgive my Neighbours wrongs:
I must speak of no Man ill,
But to all must bear good will:
I had better die
Than tell a Lie.
I must not sin,
A World to win.
Must do no wrong.
If my Tongue do here Rebel,
Then my Tongue must burn in Hell.
I must Read,
I must heed,
And on the Scriptures I must feed.
Put my Trust
In Christ above,
The God of Love.
Christ alone my Soul can save,
And raise my Body from the Grave.
Christ alone must have my Heart,
Christ and I must never part.
Lord, Grant that I
In Faith may dye,
And live with Christ Eternally!
* * * * *
_For little Children to Learn._
Remember thy Creator in the dayes of thy Youth; and thy Creator will
remember thee in the dayes of thy Old Age.
Is better than Playing.
Grace is better than Gold.
Singing of Psalms
Is better than Ringing of Bells.
Mothers love young Children,
And Christ loves young Saints.
It is better not to live in the World,
Than to live without God in the World.
One day in God's Courts,
Is better than a thousand elsewhere.
God's Presence makes Heaven, and
God's Absence makes Hell.
If I draw nigh to God,
God will draw nigh to me.
In God's Favour is Life, and
In God's displeasure is Death.
If I put off my Repentance to another day,
I have a day more to Repent of,
And a day, less to Repent in.
Christ is a poor Sinners Hope.
Christ's Blood is a Souls Ransom.
To have a Portion in the World is a Mercy,
But to have the World for a Portion is Misery.
An Interest in Christ is the greatest Interest.
The Love of God is sweeter than Wine,
And better than Life.
God's Ways are the best Ways,
God's Peace is the best Peace, and
God's People are the best People.
The worst of the ways of GOD, are better than the
best of the ways of Sin.
'Tis better to suffer the greatest Suffering in the World,
Than to sin the least Sin in the World.
A poor Man is better than a Liar.
Without Holiness no Man shall see the Lord.
IF I BE NOT Holy,
Heaven cannot make me Happy.
I must do the Lords-Work
On the Lords-Day.
If I want a Dram of Grace to Tame my Tongue,
The time will come when I shall want a
drop of Water to Cool my
*** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK A LITTLE CATECHISM, 1692 ***
***** This file should be named 13274.txt or 13274.zip *****
This and all associated files of various formats will be found in:
Produced by Anna C. Haugen, Frank van Drogen and PG Distributed
Updated editions will replace the previous one--the old editions
will be renamed.
Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no
one owns a United States copyright in these works, so the Foundation
(and you!) can copy and distribute it in the United States without
permission and without paying copyright royalties. Special rules,
Gutenberg is a registered trademark, and may not be used if you
charge for the eBooks, unless you receive specific permission. If you
do not charge anything for copies of this eBook, complying with the
rules is very easy. You may use this eBook for nearly any purpose
such as creation of derivative works, reports, performances and
research. They may be modified and printed and given away--you may do
practically ANYTHING with public domain eBooks. Redistribution is
subject to the trademark license, especially commercial
*** START: FULL LICENSE ***
THE FULL PROJECT GUTENBERG LICENSE
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU DISTRIBUTE OR USE THIS WORK
(or any other work associated in any way with the phrase "Project
Gutenberg"), you agree to comply with all the terms of the Full Project
Gutenberg-tm License (available with this file or online at
and accept all the terms of this license and intellectual property
(trademark/copyright) agreement. If you do not agree to abide by all
the terms of this agreement, you must cease using and return or destroy
Gutenberg-tm electronic work and you do not agree to be bound by the
terms of this agreement, you may obtain a refund from the person or
entity to whom you paid the fee as set forth in paragraph 1.E.8.
agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. There are a few
paragraph 1.C below. There are a lot of things you can do with Project
Gutenberg-tm electronic works if you follow the terms of this agreement
Gutenberg-tm electronic works. Nearly all the individual works in the
collection are in the public domain in the United States. If an
individual work is in the public domain in the United States and you are
located in the United States, we do not claim a right to prevent you from
copying, distributing, performing, displaying or creating derivative
Gutenberg-tm mission of promoting free access to electronic works by
the work. You can easily comply with the terms of this agreement by
keeping this work in the same format with its attached full Project
Gutenberg-tm License when you share it without charge with others.
1.D. The copyright laws of the place where you are located also govern
what you can do with this work. Copyright laws in most countries are in
a constant state of change. If you are outside the United States, check
the laws of your country in addition to the terms of this agreement
before downloading, copying, displaying, performing, distributing or
creating derivative works based on this work or any other Project
Gutenberg-tm work. The Foundation makes no representations concerning
the copyright status of any work in any country outside the United
1.E.1. The following sentence, with active links to, or other immediate
copied or distributed:
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with
almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or
posted with permission of the copyright holder), the work can be copied
and distributed to anyone in the United States without paying any fees
or charges. If you are redistributing or providing access to a work
through 1.E.7 or obtain permission for the use of the work and the
must comply with both paragraphs 1.E.1 through 1.E.7 and any additional
terms imposed by the copyright holder. Additional terms will be linked
1.E.5. Do not copy, display, perform, distribute or redistribute this
electronic work, or any part of this electronic work, without
prominently displaying the sentence set forth in paragraph 1.E.1 with
active links or immediate access to the full terms of the Project
1.E.6. You may convert to and distribute this work in any binary,
compressed, marked up, nonproprietary or proprietary form, including any
word processing or hypertext form. However, if you provide access to or
copy, a means of exporting a copy, or a means of obtaining a copy upon
request, of the work in its original "Plain Vanilla ASCII" or other
1.E.7. Do not charge a fee for access to, viewing, displaying,
1.E.8. You may charge a reasonable fee for copies of or providing
- You pay a royalty fee of 20% of the gross profits you derive from
prepare (or are legally required to prepare) your periodic tax
returns. Royalty payments should be clearly marked as such and
- You provide a full refund of any money paid by a user who notifies
you in writing (or by e-mail) within 30 days of receipt that s/he
destroy all copies of the works possessed in a physical medium
and discontinue all use of and all access to other copies of
- You provide, in accordance with paragraph 1.F.3, a full refund of any
money paid for a work or a replacement copy, if a defect in the
electronic work is discovered and reported to you within 90 days
of receipt of the work.
- You comply with all other terms of this agreement for free
forth in this agreement, you must obtain permission in writing from
Foundation as set forth in Section 3 below.
works, and the medium on which they may be stored, may contain
"Defects," such as, but not limited to, incomplete, inaccurate or
corrupt data, transcription errors, a copyright or other intellectual
property infringement, a defective or damaged disk or other medium, a
computer virus, or computer codes that damage or cannot be read by
1.F.2. LIMITED WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES - Except for the "Right
of Replacement or Refund" described in paragraph 1.F.3, the Project
Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation, the owner of the Project
Gutenberg-tm trademark, and any other party distributing a Project
Gutenberg-tm electronic work under this agreement, disclaim all
liability to you for damages, costs and expenses, including legal
fees. YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO REMEDIES FOR NEGLIGENCE, STRICT
LIABILITY, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT EXCEPT THOSE
PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH F3. YOU AGREE THAT THE FOUNDATION, THE
TRADEMARK OWNER, AND ANY DISTRIBUTOR UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT BE
LIABLE TO YOU FOR ACTUAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR
INCIDENTAL DAMAGES EVEN IF YOU GIVE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
1.F.3. LIMITED RIGHT OF REPLACEMENT OR REFUND - If you discover a
defect in this electronic work within 90 days of receiving it, you can
receive a refund of the money (if any) you paid for it by sending a
written explanation to the person you received the work from. If you
received the work on a physical medium, you must return the medium with
your written explanation. The person or entity that provided you with
the defective work may elect to provide a replacement copy in lieu of a
refund. If you received the work electronically, the person or entity
providing it to you may choose to give you a second opportunity to
receive the work electronically in lieu of a refund. If the second copy
is also defective, you may demand a refund in writing without further
opportunities to fix the problem.
1.F.4. Except for the limited right of replacement or refund set forth
in paragraph 1.F.3, this work is provided to you 'AS-IS' WITH NO OTHER
WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE.
1.F.5. Some states do not allow disclaimers of certain implied
warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain types of damages.
If any disclaimer or limitation set forth in this agreement violates the
law of the state applicable to this agreement, the agreement shall be
interpreted to make the maximum disclaimer or limitation permitted by
the applicable state law. The invalidity or unenforceability of any
provision of this agreement shall not void the remaining provisions.
1.F.6. INDEMNITY - You agree to indemnify and hold the Foundation, the
trademark owner, any agent or employee of the Foundation, anyone
that arise directly or indirectly from any of the following which you do
including obsolete, old, middle-aged and new computers. It exists
because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and donations from
people in all walks of life.
Volunteers and financial support to provide volunteers with the
remain freely available for generations to come. In 2001, the Project
Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation was created to provide a secure
and how your efforts and donations can help, see Sections 3 and 4
and the Foundation web page at http://www.pglaf.org.
state of Mississippi and granted tax exempt status by the Internal
Revenue Service. The Foundation's EIN or federal tax identification
number is 64-6221541. Its 501(c)(3) letter is posted at
permitted by U.S. federal laws and your state's laws.
The Foundation's principal office is located at 4557 Melan Dr. S.
Fairbanks, AK, 99712., but its volunteers and employees are scattered
throughout numerous locations. Its business office is located at
809 North 1500 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, (801) 596-1887, email
email@example.com. Email contact links and up to date contact
information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official
page at http://pglaf.org
For additional contact information:
Dr. Gregory B. Newby
Chief Executive and Director
increasing the number of public domain and licensed works that can be
freely distributed in machine readable form accessible by the widest
array of equipment including outdated equipment. Many small donations
($1 to $5,000) are particularly important to maintaining tax exempt
status with the IRS.
The Foundation is committed to complying with the laws regulating
charities and charitable donations in all 50 states of the United
States. Compliance requirements are not uniform and it takes a
considerable effort, much paperwork and many fees to meet and keep up
with these requirements. We do not solicit donations in locations
where we have not received written confirmation of compliance. To
SEND DONATIONS or determine the status of compliance for any
particular state visit http://pglaf.org
While we cannot and do not solicit contributions from states where we
have not met the solicitation requirements, we know of no prohibition
against accepting unsolicited donations from donors in such states who
approach us with offers to donate.
International donations are gratefully accepted, but we cannot make
any statements concerning tax treatment of donations received from
outside the United States. U.S. laws alone swamp our small staff.
ways including including checks, online payments and credit card
donations. To donate, please visit: http://pglaf.org/donate
with anyone. For thirty years, he produced and distributed Project
Gutenberg-tm eBooks with only a loose network of volunteer support.
unless a copyright notice is included. Thus, we do not necessarily
keep eBooks in compliance with any particular paper edition.
Most people start at our Web site which has the main PG search facility:
Archive Foundation, how to help produce our new eBooks, and how to
subscribe to our email newsletter to hear about new eBooks.