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RIGHT REVEREND FATHER IN GOD,

JOSEPH HALL, D.D.

SUCCESSIVELY BISHOP OF EXETER AND NORWICH:
NOW FIRST COLLECTED.

WITH IOME

ACCOUNT OF HIS LIFE AND SUFFERINGS,

WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.

ARRANGED AND REVISED,

WITH A GLOSSARY, INDEX, AND OCCASIONAL NOTES,

BY JO SI AH PRATT, B.D. F.A.S.

Lecture* Of The United Parishes Of St. Mary Woolnoth And St. Mary Woolchurch Haw,

And Lady Camden's Wednesday Evening Lecturer At The Church Of

It. Lawrence Jewry, London.

IN TEN VOLUMES.
VOL. VIII.—PRACTICAL WORKS.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY C. WHITTINGHAM,

GoiwtU Strut;

FOB WILLIAMS AND SMITH, STATIONESS' COURT;

j. Burditt; Byfield And Son; T. Conder; J. Hatchard; Matrews And

Leigh ; J. Nunn; F. C. And I. Rivington; L. B. Seeley ; Vernor,

Hood, Andsharfe; J. Walker; And J. White.

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CONTENTS OF VOL. VIII.

PRACTICAL WORKS CONCLUDED.

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I. THE REMEDY OF DISCONTENTMENT: or, A Treatise Of

CONTESTATION IN WHATSOEVER CONDITION: FIT FOR THESE SAD

AND TROUBLED TIMES.

To the Christian Reader 3

The Method of this Treatise 4

Introduction. The Excellency of Contentation ; and how it is to be

had.—The Contrariety of Estates, wherein Contentation is to

be exercised 5

Part First. Contentation, in KNOWING HOW TO WANT. 6

CHAP. I. WHAT IT IS to know how to want, and to be

abased.

Sect. 1. HOW MANY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO WANT ib.

2. WHO THEY ARE, THAT KNOW HOW TO WANT 8

CHAP. II. HOW TO BE ATTAINED ib.

Sect. 1. Considerations for Contentment: which

respect,

(I.) The Divertities of life; as

[1.] Of the Valuation of Earthly Things; viz.

(a.) The Transitoriness of Life, Honour,

Beauty, Strength, and Pleasure... 9

(b.) Unsatisfying Condition of them..... II

(c.) Danger of over-esteeming them 12

[2.] Of Divine Providence over-ruling all

Events 13

[3.] Of the Worse Condition of Others 14

[4.] Of the Inconveniences of great Estates;
viz.

(a.) Expose to Envy 15

(b.) Macerate with Cares ib

(c.) Danger of Distemper, both bodily

and spiritual 16

(d.) Torment in Parting 17

(e.) Account to be rendered ib.

[5.] Of the Benefits of Poverty ; viz.

(a.) Freedom from Cares ib.

(b.) Freedom from Fears of Keeping.... 18

(c.) Freedom from Fears of Losing ib.

[6.] Of how little will suffice Nature ib.

[7.] Of the Miseries of Discontentment 19

>. [8.] Of the Vicissitudes of Favours and

Crosses 21

'.' |"9.] Examples of Contentation, both within

and without the Church of Cod 22

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