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ON

VARIOUS SUBJECTS.

Containing 1. Of Self-Denial.

VIII. Perfect Love gives BoldII. The Gospel a Law of Li ness in the Day of Judgment. berty.

IX. Loving Christ above all, the III. Of Repentance.

Character of his true Disciples. IV. Of Repentance.

X. Of the proper Improveinent of
V. Peter's Denial of his Master, Occasions of Sorrow.
practically improved.

XI. The Happiness of the Righ-
VI. Of Juftification by Faith. teous in all Circumstances ile
VII. Of a Conscience void of lustrated.
Offence.

XII. The Path of the Just, like

the fining Light.

By JOHN ABERNETHY, M. A.

With, a LARGE PREFACE,

Containing the
LIFE of the AU T H O R.

In TWO , VOLUM ES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
Printed for D. Browne, without Temple-Bar; C. Davis,

in Holborn ; and A. MILLAR, opposite kaiherine.
Areer in the Strand.

M. DCC, XLVIII.

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PRE FACE.

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F publishing the following memoirs

should appear to need any apology, no apology

could be sufficient : But it is boped, that upon a perusal of them, they will be found not unacceptable. Indeed life, in such a sta. tion as that in which Mr. Abernethy was placed, cannot furnish those incidents which are most amusing to the imagination, or which bave great influence upon the state of mankind and public affairs : It is the biftory of a few only, the great and powerful, that gives entertainment of this kind; but the ingenuous and thinking must be sensible, that in other stations the most illustrious patterns of virtue are often found; and the man who wants to make his beart better, by surveying buman nature in all the finishings of virtuous improvement, and the various methods of difcipline, by which the perfeffion of it is to

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