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Med. XI. The disappointment turned out a piece of kindness. O how blind is man! O how kind is heaven ! In the Royal Navy, in time of war, he wrote several of them. A groundless slander, hurtful to him, though not of an immoral nature, was the occasion of his writing Med. XVIII. As what has happened to him may befal others, he hopes these few meditations, written for his own use, may be useful and acceptable to seri. ous souls.”

The Editor, entertaining the same hopes, recommends them to the blessing of God, and to the acceptance of the saints. He hopes that the reception of the present volume will give encouragement to the speedy publication of the other series of Medita. tions, styled, The TRAVELLER ;, to which, if God will, shall be prefixed, a Memoir of the Author's life, collected chiefly from the numerous manuscripts which he has left bebind him.

JAMES PEDDIE.

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34. After sickness, . - - - - - - 96

35. Frames of soul variable, : .. .. . - - 98

36. The unconcerned spectators,

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37. Death a blessing to good men,

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38. Mercy going before God, makes meeting him a mercy, 104

39. The necessity of afflictions, - - - - -

40. Saints unknown, stars unseen, ..

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41. The excellent happiness of the blessed, - - 110

42. Only a rumour heard of the triumphant state, . 112

43. Philosophy, - - - - - - - - 115

44. A wicked thing to depart from God in the least, - 119

45. Who the great man is, • - - - - 122.

46. We should sleep no longer than to refresh the body,

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47. Our only joy in view of the world to come, - - 127

48. On the scriptures, .

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49. True joy, . - -

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50. One fruit of affliction, -

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51. From the depth of afflictions we see stupendous things, 136

52. Prayer, - - - -

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53. Little known of the bliss above, - .

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54. The divine lover, - - - - - -

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55. Eternity, - - - - - - - . 144

56. On loving God, - - - - - -

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57. Wrath, . . . . . . .

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58. Sensible communion with God sometimes enjoyed, 150

59. Brevity of life, - - - - - - -

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60. On the last day of a year, . - - - - 155

61. Saints have the greatest reason to rejoice, - . 158

62. Indwelling sin, - - - - - .

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63. Events of Providence, .

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64. More of God seen in Christ than in all the creation, 167

65. God in Christ the study above, .. - - -

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66. The world asleep,

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67. Still ignorant of God below, - - - . . 172

68. Nothing can purchase Christ from the soul, - ... 174

69. Torment, - - . - - - - - . 176

70. The souls growth, -

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71. This life a vale of tears,

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72. The madness of the world in their choice, - 183

73. The approaching happiness of the saints, - . 186

7 1. What we should expect and wait for, .. -

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75. The spiritual miser, - -

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76. Contradictions, - -

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77. The confusion of the wicked at the general judgment, 192

78. Mercies abused, - - . . .

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79. The forgiveness of injuries, .

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80. The excellency of religion, -

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81. Christ, and none but he, satisfieth desires, - - 202

82. The aggrandizing visit, . - - - - 205

83. Causes of Humility, - ..

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84. Harmony in God's procedure with the church, both of ..

the Old and New Testament, - - - - 210

85. A pleasant consideration, . . . . . 213

86. Crucifixion, - - - - - - - - 215

87. AU God's ways equal, .

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88. Self-flatterers, - - - - . . ;. 219

89. The heavenly vision assimilating, .

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90. Still descriptions fall short of glory, - . .' 224

91. Saints honourable, - - - -

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92. Mercies, though apparently delayed, come at the ap-

pointed time, - - - - - - - 227

93. The world deep rooted in the affections, - - 229

94. True riches, - - - - - - - 231

95. The casting of the scales or balances, • • 234

96. Affliction the common lot of the saints,

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97. The glorious fruits of sanctified affliction,

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98. God his people's inheritance,

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99. Distance diminishes views, .

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100. Jubilee,

101. God's knowledge, ..

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102. The Sabbath, .

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103. Elijah and Elisha ; a dialogue, ..

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104. The company of the wicked corrupts, - - . 259

105. To escape wrath should silence under all afflictions, 260

106. Adoption, - - - - - - .. 262

107. Connexions, -

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108. Degrees of nearness to God, •

109. Unbelief, - - - - - - • .

110. Our short life should not give much concern,

111. Faith, • • • • •

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112. The threefold state, . . . .'. - 283

113. Corruption, - - - - - - - - 286

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