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THE

WORKS

OF

AUGUSTUS TOPL A DY, A. B.

Late Vicar of Broad Hembury, Devon.

INS:LXV O L U M E S.

VOL. VI.

LONDON:

PRINTED for the PROPRIETORS,

AND SOLD BY
W. Row, Great Marlb vrough-fereet; J. Parsons, later nofter-rcw; J. Deighton,

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SKETCH of CONTENTS.

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THE scheme of christian and philosophical necesity asserted,
preface to

CHAPTER 1.

Necessity defined. Short account of fate, and the order ob.

served in the chain of things. Necefity perfeâly compatible

pvish voluntary freedom ::..:

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e:HAPTER II.
Man a compound being:..Sensation tbe only source of his iileas.

The foul's extenuvé dependence on the body, during their
prefent state of conneition: An'argument, drawn from thence,
for the necefety of human volilinsi Queries, proposed to ibe

oferters of suf-seterminarion : :

CHAPTER III.

Probable equality of human fuels. Brutes themselves not merely

maierial. Necibiry compent with the morality of actions ;

and with reward and punehment, praise and blame ; and

with ihe retributions of ihe juda meni day. No certainty,

nor posibility, of a final jut ment, on the Arminian prins

ciples of chance and self atiermination. Anti-necessitarians

unable to cope with infidels. Co incidence of christian pre-

destination with philofophical neceffity

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CHAPTER IV.

Specimen of Scripture attestations 10 ihe doctrine of neceffity.

Probable, that men are, by nature, uncivilized animals.

Total dependency of all events, and of all created beings, on

God

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CHAPTER v.

Proofs that Chrift himself was an absolute neceffitarian. This

argued from je veral fall ages in his fermon on the mount ;

from his miracles; from wis fore knowiedge; from his pro-

phecies; from his occasional declaracions; and frim the

whole hijtory of his life ana deuih recorded in the gejpels

CHAPTER VI.

Necessity, in the moral world, analogous to attraction, in the

natural. Prodigious length, 10 which Des Cartes is fard 10

bave carried his idea of free-wvill, Mors and tarum,

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w by reciprocated by the antient Romans. God the fole

citcr miner of human life and death. Shocking attempts of

jime mouern Free-willers 10 divejt the Divine Being, nit

only of his decrees and providence, but of his preference a. jo 74

CHAPTER VII.

The supposed glo.miness of Recepty refuted. Origin of doctrinal

neceffar. Concijë history, und jummary, of Manicheism.
Metbidift's more grois Maniskaans thin Manes himjelf.
Remarkuble conversation pieces of three modern philoso-
phizers. The Westminster and oiber assemblies of divines
vin ticared. Arminianism itself, ukea bard pxjherl, com-

pelled to take refuge in necesity. Conclusion of this Eljay 88

APPENDIX.

Conjjiing of a differtation on the jinsible qualities of matter 115-142

Advertiji meat 10 the collection of letters

Letter

Mr. Toplady do Mr. F...

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III.

est. Philips :3 :3

IV.

Mr: Ratter :: ::

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VII.

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157.

VIII.

- Ambrose Serle, E fq."

ibid

Mrs. G.

159

X.

- Mr. Samuel Naylor - 160

- Mr. B. E.

161

XII.

- Richard Hill, Esq.

163

XII.

Mrs. Bacon

165

XIV.

Ambrose Serle, Esq.

XV.

Rev. Dr. B. of Salisbury

XVI.

Mrs. S. H.

171

XVII.

Ambrose Serle, Esq.

172

XVIII.

· Richard Gill, Esq.

174

XIX.

Mr. Ryland, Jun.

175

XX.

Rev. Mr. P.

177

XXI.

- Mrs. Macaulay

188

XXII.

- Mrs. Macaulay

191

XXIII.

Rev. Dr. Gifford

XXIV.

Rev. Mr. B. P.

195

XXV.

Rev. Mr. Romaine

199

XXVI.

Ambrose Serle, El.

200

XXVII.

Mr. Pollard

203

XXVIII.

Ms. Burgers

205

XIX.

- Ambrose Serle, Esq.

206

XXX.

- Mrs. Macaulay

208

X X.

- Ambrose Serle, Esq.

210

XXXII.

Ambrole Serle, Esq.

212

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