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2. Be not earthly minded;

- Page 244 3. Beware of the Company of the Ungodly; 246 4. Be not jatisfied with mere Notions in Religion; 248 5. Take Heed of a proud Spirit, 6. And a .thful Spirit; 7. Ner rest in the Preparatives to a heavenly Life. 254 II. Practice the Duties which will promote this Life: 255 1. Efteen Heaven the only Treasure and Happiness; 256 2. Labour to know your Interest in it,

ib. 3. And how near it is;

- ; ! 238 4. Frequently and seriously talk of it; -':? 259 5. Strive in every Duty to raise your Heart nearer : to it; 6. To the same Purpose improve every Object and Event;

- 262 7. Be much in the angelical Work of Praise; in 263 8. Maintain believing Thoughts of God's infinite Lave;

264 9. Observe and cherish the Motions of God's Spirit; 265 io. Take due Care of your bodily Health.

266 CHA P. XIII. The Nature of heavenly Contemplation, with the , Time, Place, and Temper fittest for it.. The Duty itself recommended to the Reader. .. 268 This Duty defined and illustrated.. - 269 The Time fittest for this Duty is stated,-frequent --273 . and seasonable, every Day, particularly Lords

275 especially when in a devout Temper, or an." affiliated State,

or in the Vicws of Death. ... The Place fittest for this Duty, is the most retired. 280 The Temper fittest for this Duty, is, 1. Iben our Minds are most clear of the World, 282 2. And most folemn and serious.

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CHA P. XIV. What Ule heavenly Contemplation makes of Conft deration, Affections, Soliloquy, and Prayer. :

Page The Reader is invited to heavenly Contemplation, 285 To that End Confideration is recommended. :: 286 Next, the Exercise of the Affections, particularly · 289 1. Love, 2. Defirestere a 3 Hope, 4. Courage.or Boldness, $. And Joy. Thefe Affections need not always be exercised in this

Order, nor all at one Time.! Soliloquy and Prayer are also useful in heavenly Cons templation. ,

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. 304 CH A P. XV: Heavenly Contemplation affisted by sensible Objects,

and guarded against a treacherous Heart. The Difficulty of maintaining a lively Impresion of i heavenly Thing:. .D. ,

307 Sensible Objekts may affin heavenly Contemplation; 308 I; If we drawo frong Suppositions from Senfeiss. ib. 2. If Objects of Sense and Faith are compared. 310 To guard heavenly Contemplation against a treache

rous Heart, consider,

he Heart's Backwardness to this Duty, , 324 2. It's trifling in it, 3. It's wandering from it,

- 327 4. And It's tuo abruptly putting an End to it. : 328

.. CH A P. XVI. Heavenly Contemplation exemplified, and the whole

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