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ing plain and simple in style ; quick and lively, and of marvellous secret force to pierce the heart, and draw it unto God: Yielding a present comfortable remedy of every Grief or Disease, every

Wound or Sickness incident to the Soul of Man: Finally, containing a truly Apostolical, and even Divine Weight of Doctrine; and therefore ever new, tho' never so often

read.

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XI. That we ought to examine and regulate the Defires

of our Heart.

213

XII. An Instruction as to Patience; and of the Neceflity of

Combating our Passions and Appetites

216

XIII. Of Obedience to Governors, after the Example of

Jesus Christ

219

XIV. of the Confideration of the secret Fudgments of GOD,

to keep us from being lifted up upon the Account of our

good Actions

221

XV. How we ought to stand affected, and in what Manner

we should address our selves to God in all our Defires 224

A Prayer for (Grace to do the Will of GOD

226

XVI. That
264

XXX. Of craving the divine Assistance; and Confidence

of recovering Grace

266

XXXI. Of the Disregard of all Creatures, in order to find

the Creator

270

XXXII. Of self-denial, and the Renouncing of all desire 275

XXXIII. Of the Infiability of the Heart: and that our In-

tention is to be directed fully and finally to God alone 278

XXXIV. That the Soul that loves God tastes him in all

things and above all things

280

XXXV. That there is no Security from Temptation in this

Life

283

XXXVI. Against the vain Judgments of Men 285

XXXVII. Of an absolute and entire Resignation of our felves,

in order to obtain Liberty of Heart

287

XXXVIII. of

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XXXVIII. Of keeping a good Government of our selves in

our outward Affairs: And of Recourse to God in

Dangers

291

XXXIX. That a Man ought not to be too eager and ear-

neft in the Management, nor over-careful about the Suc-

cess of his Affairs

292

XL. That Man hath no good Thing in himself, nor any

Tbing whereof to glory

294

XLI. Of the Contempt of all temporal Honour

297

XLII. That our Peace is not to be placed in Man 298

XLIII. Agains vain and secular Knowledge

300

XLIV, Of not Engaging in worldly Matters

303

XLV. That Credit is not to be given to all Mex: And

bow prone Man is to offend in word

305

XLVI. Of putting our Trust in God, when we are ats

tack'd with bitter Revilings, and Evil-speakings 309

XLVII. That all Tribulations and Hardships whatsoever are

willingly and chearfully to be undergone for Eternal Life 313

XLVIII. of the Day of Eternity, and Miseries of this pre-

fent Life

315

XLIX. Of the Desire of Eternal Life: And what great

good things are promised to those that ftrive

320

L. How a desolate and afflicted Person ought to resign him-

self into the Hands of GOD

325

LI. That we should apply our felves to meaner and lower

Exercises, when we are indisposed for, and not able to

raise our selves to those that are more exalted

331

LII. That á Man ought not to efteem himself worthy of

Consolation, but rather of Correction

333

LIII. That the Grace of God is inconfiftent with worldly

mindedness; or with a relish of earthly Things 336

LIV. Of the different Motions of Nature, and Grace

339

LV, of the Corruption of Nature, and the Efficacy of di-

vine Grace

345

A Prayer for the Gifts of God's Holy Spirit, By Dean

Hickes

349

LVI. That we ought to renounce our selves, and to imi-

tate Christ, in taking up our Cross

351

LVII. That a Man Mould not be too much dejected, when

he makes hips, or is guilty of some Failures

354

LVIll. Against proing into high Mysteries, and examining

the secret Judgments of GOD

357

LIX. That

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