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SIXTH DECADE.

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. TO MY LORD DENNY.

A particular Account how our Days are, or should be spent,

both common and holy ............

........ 254

2. To Mr. T. S. dedicated to Sir FULKE GREVILL.

Discoursing how we may Use the World without danger ...... 257

3. To SIR GEORGE FLEETWOOD.

Of the Remedies of Sin, and Motives to avoid it ............ 258

4. To DOCTOR MILBURNE.

Discoursing how far, and wherein, Popery destroyeth the

Foundation .........

........... 261

5. To MR. J. W. written long since.

Dissuading from Separation, and shortly oppugning the

Grounds of that Error .......

.......... 263

6. TO MR. I. B.

A Complaint of the Mis-education of our Gentry .............. 269

7. TO MR. JONAS REIGESBERGius, in Zealand.

Written some while since, concerning some New Opinions

then broached in the Churches of Holland; and under the

name of Arminius, then living: persuading all great wits to

a study and care of the peace of the Church; dissuading

from all affectation of singularity .............................. 271

8. To W.J. condemned for Murder.

Effectually preparing him, and, under his name, whatsoever

Malefactor, for his Death ....................................

9. To Mr. John Mole, of a long time now prisoner under the Inquisi-

tion at Rome.

Exciting him to his wonted Constancy; and encouraging

him to Martyrdom ........

10. TO ALL READERS.

Containing Rules of good Advice for our Christian and Civil

Carriage .......................................

........... 280

V. A CONSOLATORY LETTER TO ONE UNDER CENSURE... 283

VI. A LETTER OF ANSWER TO AN UNKNOWN COMPLAIN-

ANT, CONCERNING THE FREQUENT INJECTING OF TEMPTATIONS.. 286

VII. RESOLUTIONS FOR RELIGION ................................... 288

VIII. HENOCHISMUS: 3IVE, TRACTATUS DE MODO AMBULANDI CUM

Deo.—ENOCH; OR A TREATISE ON THE MANNER OF WALKING

WITH GOD. WRITTEN ORIGINALLY IN LATIN BY JOSEPH HALL, D. D.

SOMETIME LORD BISHOP OF EXETER. TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH

BY HENRY BROWN, M. A. VICAR OF NETHER-SWELL, IN GLOUCES-

TERSHIRE : AND THE TRANSLATION REVISED AND ALTERED BY THE

EDITOR.

Latin Dedication .....................

.......... 294

Translation of Ditto ..................

. 295

Analysis of the Treatise ............

I. ENQUIRY.

1. WHAT IT IS, to walk with God: which intimates

(1.) PRESENCE, wherein are required, ..........

298

[1.] A just and right Apprehension of the Divine Majesty 299

[2.] A true and certain Acknowledgment of his Presence 301

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From which will follow

(a.) Humble Reverence and Holy Fear ...... 303

(6.) A Holy Pursuit of Obedience ............... 305

(2.) Familiar INTERCOURSE, consisting in

[1.] Firm belief of our right to God ..................... 306

[2.] A perpetual familiarity of mutual intercourse with

God ...........................................

307

[3.] Liberty, both of consulting God in difficulties, and

of petitioning him in necessities ............... 308

[4.] Uninterrupted freedom of supplication with a dili-

gent performance of this duty ...................

[5.] Erercise of our confidence ...........................

[6.] Grateful acknowledgements for all God's mercies ...

[7.] Enjoyment of all good things in God, and God

in them ............

........... ib.

(3.) Motion.

[1.] External, in, ...........

313

(a.) Observance of every good thing enjoined 314

(6.) Avoiding of every Sin ..................... 317

[2.] Internal, in, ......................

........... ib.

(a.) Referring ourselves and all our Actions to

318

(6.) Surrendering up ourselves and all we have

to God

(c.) Thirsting after a more full Fruition of God 319

2. Into the MANNER or METHOD of walking with God.

(1.) We must walk with God ONLY ............................. ib.

(2.) We must walk with God STRAIGHT FORWARDS ......

(3.) We must walk with God CHEERFULLY ..................... 321

(4.) We must walk with God CONSTANTLY ............. 322

II. INCITEMENTS to walk with God .........

It will yield us

1. HONOUR ........

2. COMFORT ..........................

3. SECURITY ..................................

326

4. ADVANTAGE .........

.... 327

IX. THE REMEDY OF PROFANENESS: or, The TRUE SIGHT AND

FEAR OF THE ALMIGHTY. A NEEDFUL TRACTATE.

To the Reader ............

333

The Occasion, Need, and Use of the ensuing Treatise ..........

No one word can express that Grace which we treat of ............

What it includes and intimates ............ ......................

Fear is no fit term for it ...........

Affections, well employed, turn Virtues

Wherein Holy Fear consists ...........

1. WHAT IS REQUIRED TO THE ATTAINING OF IT:

the Sight of God: the Sight of ourselves

1. Of the SIGHT OF THE INVISIBLE-Moses a fit pattern for it

Two ways wherein Moses saw the Invisible ...........
Our Felicity consists in the sight of God ...........
The Degrees of our Spiritual Sight ..........................
How Sight and Invisibility may consist together ............

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(1.) How we may not think to see God .........

338

[1.] Not by any feigned Representation ................

[2.] Not by the Work of Improved Reason ............

[3.] Not in a Full Comprehension ........................

[4.] Not here in his Divine Essence, or Height of Re-

splendence ....................

How Moses desired to see the Face of God ... jb,

(2.) How we must endeavour to see the Invisible ..................

[1.] Our eyes must be cleared from all Hindrances of

Sight................................................

[2.] That blessed Object must be set before our eyes ... 341

[3.] There must be an Exaltation and Fortification of

our Sight ..........................................

[4.1 There must be a Trajection of the Visual Beams of

the Soul, through all Earthly Occurrences ... 349

[5.) A Divine Irradiation of the Mind must follow ...... ib.

[6.] The Eye must be fixed upon this blessed Object

unremoveably .......................................

How this may be effected, and how far ......

Three ways of our apprehension of God ...... 344

[7.] There will follow a Delight and Complacency in

that God whom we see ............

345

(3.) Motives to stir us up to strive to this happy sight ............ 346

The act is reward enough to itself ........................ ib.

[1.] This sight frees us from being transported with

Earthly Vanities ........

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[2.] It is a prevalent means to restrain us from sinning 347

[3.] It upholds us in the constant suffering of Evil ... 348

[4.] It enters us into our Heaven ........

This Vision is not without a fruition ............

Not so in other objects ...........

2. Of the CASTING DOWN OUR EYES TO SEE OUR OWN WRETCHEDNESS ib.

(1.) How Frail we are ......................

(2.) How Sinful ......................................................

(3.) How Woeful we are by our sins ...

ib.

II. WHAT THE FEAR OF GOD IS ...... ................. ib.

A double stamp or signature in this impression of Fear :-an In-

ward Adoration of God; a Filial Care of being approved to

God .....................

..................... 351

1. What INWARD ADORATION is—wherein it consists, and how to be

wrought ...............................................................

(1.) Of God's Infinite Greatness, shewn in the Creation of the

World, and the Government thereof ..........

-- in the frame of the Heavens ........

Sea .............

- Earth ......................................

- Man himself ...........
(2.) Of God's infinite Mercy, shewn in the Redemption of

... ib.

(3.) Of the Holy Mixture of this Feur .......................... 354

(4.) Of the Continuation and Perpetuity of this Fear ......... ib.

(5.) Religious Adoration diffused through our whole outward

Carriage .............

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Page [1.] In our respects, to the Holy Name of God: the

Jews' scruples; our carelessness ..................... 355 12.1 to the Word of God ........................... 356 13.— to the Services of God .............

357 Prayer ..................... Preaching ...............

Administration of Sacraments .................. 358 54.7 to the House of God ..........................

[5.] to the Messengers of God .................... 359 (6.) of the Humble Subjection of Ourselves to the Hand of God 360 [1.] In suffering from him, meekly and patiently : the good examples whereof ....

......... 361 [2.] In all Changes of Estates ........................... 362 9. Of OUR CHILDLIKE CARE OF A SECRET APPROVING OURSELVES TO

GOD, AND AVOIDING HIS DISPLEASURE

How we are affected after we have miscarried ...............
The holy Jealousy and Suspicion of God's Children .........
This Fear a Retentive from Sin ....................................
Rifeness of Sin, an argument of the want of this Fear ...
Wicked hearts must have terrible remedies ..................
The misplaced Fear of Profaneness ..........
Of the Filial Endeavour of Obedience, in particular callings,

arising from this Fear .....................

The happy Effects and Issue of this Fear ....... W. Of the EXTREMES of this Fear, on both sides.................. 1. Whereof the first is SECURITY ........................................ (1.) Whence it ariseth .......... [1.] Of the Abuse of God's Mercy, in giving and for

giving .............................................. ib. [2.1 Of the Custom of Sinning ........................ (2.) Of the Remedies of Security : Means to keep the heart

tender ................................................... [1.] Meditations of God's Judgments, and our own

Frailties [2.7 A Resolution to repel the first Motions of Sins ... 370 13.7 Cure of Speedy Recovery, after our Fall ...... ib. [4.] Due heed not to check the Conscience .........

[5.] A right Estimation of Worldly Things 2. Of PRESUMPTION ; another opposite to Fear .......... (1.) Presumption of the Way ................................. ib.

01.] In matter of Event ......................... 373

[2.] In matter of Ability ................................. 374 (2.) Presumption of the End ........................................ ib. (3.) The Remedy of Presumption in respect of the Way ......... 376 [1.] In matter of Event: of our due valuation of out

ward Events ....................................... ib. (9.] In matter of Ability: an exact survey of our grace 377

The difference betwixt counterfeit Virtues and true ib. (4.) The Remedy of our Presumption of the End, which is

Salvation : of our modest consideration of the Ways

and Councils of God ................................. 378 3. The Extreines on the other hand:-of the FEAR OF HORROR ..... 379 llow to be remedied ............................................

380 4. Of the FEAR OF DISTRUST ............................................. With the Remedy thereof ..........

381 Conclusion. A Recapitulation of the Whole ............

ib.

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X. CHRISTIAN MODERATION : in Two Books.
BOOK I. Of Moderation in MATTER OF PRACTICF.

Page Introduction. Of the Use and Necessity of Moderation, in general...........

........... Chapter 1. Practical Moderation in MATTER OF PLEASURE......... 387 Sect. I. Of the EXTREMES.

(1.) In the Pleasures of the Palate.......................... 388 (2.) In other Usages of the Body........................... 391

(3.) In the cases of Lust.................................... 392 Sect. 2. The LIBERTY, that God hath given us, in the use of

bis creatures; both for Necessity, and lawful De

light.............................................. (1.) In respect to the Palate............

............ ib. (2.) In other Usages of the Body.......... ..........

(3.) In respect to Conjugal Society ........................ 397 Sect. 3. Together with our Liberty, the JUST BOUNDS of our

Moderation, in the liberal use of God's creatures :

and, therein, our limitation, (1.) In our respects to God............ ............ 398 [1.] Receiving them as from God. [2.] Enjoy

ing them in God. [3.] Referring them

to God........................................ 399 (2.) In respect of the Pleasures themselves

[1.] For their Kind .........

2.7 For their Quality................................. ib. [3.] For their Quantity................................ 402

[4.For the Manner of using them................ 405 Sect 4. Motives to Moderation in the use of all our Pleasures. (1.) Their Shortness...............

407 (2.) Their Unprofitableness.........

(3.) The Pain of their loss.................................. 408 ii. Of the Moderation of our DESIRES, in MATTER OF

WEALTH AND HONOUR, &c.

Motives to that Moderation............. ............
ii. The Moderation of our PASSIONS.... ..............
Sect. 1. Of the Moderation of the Passion of SORROW.........

(1.) Cautions requisite thereto.
. 1.] That the Cause be Just...................... 417

[2.] That even just Sorrow be Moderate......... ib.

[3.] That the Measure he proportioned........... 418 (2.) of the Kinds of Sorrow. [1.] Of Worldly Sorrow, and the Tempera

ments thereof................................ ib. [2.] Of Spiritual Sorrow, and the Moderation

thereof................................... 42 } Sect. 2. Of the Moderation of the Passion of FEAR.—The

dangerous Effects of that passion ; particularly of the Fear of Death.-Strong Motives for the Re

medy of it.............. ....... ... ............... 423 Sect, 3. Of the Moderation of the Passion of ANGER. The ill

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