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An Oration on the Dangers and Duties of Men of Letters
The fitness of the time of the introduction of the
gospel; and the necessity of a miraculous inter-
position to account for its success.
of our Saviour.
Joan vii. 46. Never man spake like this man
The advantages of sickness.
Psalm cxix. 71. It is good for me, that I have been affilicted 34-49
The excuses of the irreligious.
LUKE xiv. 18. And they all with one consent began to make
The love of fame.
Joun xii. 43. For they loved the praise of men more tban
the praise of God
The objects of faith.
HEBREWS xi. 1. Now faith is the substance of things hoped
for, the evidence of things not seen
The reasonableness of faith.
The importance of faith.
The history and character of Paul; and the causes
of obscurity in his writings.
2 Peter iii 15, 16. Even as our beloved brother Paul,
also, according to the wisdom given unto him, hath written
unto you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of
these things, in which are some things hard to be under-
stood, wbich they that are unlearned and unstable wrest,
as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own de-
Jeremiah xiii. 23. Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or
the leopard his spots ? Then may ye also do good, that are
accustomed to do evil
The character of Peter.
MATTHEW XXVI 35. Peter said unto him, Thongh I should
die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. LUKE axii. 61,
Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had siad
(Preached on the occasion of the State Thanksgiving, Nov. 1807.)
are in the book of life
Piety, and charity.
2 Peter i. 5–7. Add to your faith, virtue; and to virtue,
kpowledge; and to knowledge, temperance; and to tem-
perance, patience; and to patience, godliness; and to
godliness, brotherly kindness ; and to brotherly kind-
The Right Hand of fellowship, delivered at the
ordination of the Rev. C. Lowell, Jan. 1, 1806 350-353