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at death, when he needed it most ! How much did he himself notice this? May we not appeal to dying faints, in the words of Joshua to Ifrael, if any one thing hath failed of all the good things the Lord had promised to them? As for God, his way is perfect, the word of Lord is tried; he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. . .

And to conclude, may we not say, There is area ward for the righteous : verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth ? How can we doubt of this, since the saints see the salvation of God, they feel aná taste this in their life, and at death have a very hea. ven antidated in their fouls ? What clusters of the fruits of the promised land from Eshcol, what sweet earnests and pledges, what infallible fore runners of heaven have they, both as to their excercise and en joyment day and night, for some time in their life. and especially in ther last trial, when near to eternity Of which our dear friend, as you will see from his dying words, had lo sweet experience..

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A N account of the birth, parantage, and
n character of the reverend Mr, Halyburton. I
A narrative of the state of matters with him from
his birth, till ten years of age.

9
Reflections on this first period.
His first concern about religion.
The revival of convictions, their effects, progress,

&c.
The increase of his convictions, and the vain re-

fuges he betook himself to for relief. : 32
A further account of the straits he was reduc'd ro,

and the courses he took for relief. 38
Reflections on the foregoing exercise. . 54
A further account of the progress of his convico

cions, temptations, and vain reliefs, till he was
reduc'd to the outmost extremity.

60
His outgate, and the state of matters theron. 79
The mistakes he was still under, and the way of
their discovery.

. 99

. His

His strugglings with indwelling lin. . 109
His exercise about the guilt of sin. . 116
His exercise about the being of God, and out-
gate.

132
How he came to be satisfied, that the scriptures
are the word of God.

140
The issue of some other temptations 147
His licence to preach the gospel.::: 158
His entry on the ministry at Ceres.

162
His management in the work of the ministry 164
His judgment concerning several cases.. 170
His marriage and conduct in his family. 185
His exercise, with respect to his youngest child's

soul's state, and his son's death. : 195
His entry upon the profession of divinity. 199
His last words to? in 0.0.210. 252, 258.

his wife. i
His advice to his children, particularly his son and

eldest daughter. 208, 223,240, 253, 265.
His fears anent the times. 252. 258, 259,
--. Concerning the oath of abjuration. 213
His speech to the doctor. . .205. 232. 233.
To the apothecary.

210. 246
To three ministers in the place. 210. 223.254
To two ministers who came from the country. 213
To a ministers wife.

212
To his successor in Ceres.
To his servants.

215
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His testimony to religion. sie is
A letter to his nephews.
His speech to a minister come froin Edinburgh 238
To a student. ticis i n 179240.243
A letter to the students.

260 His last words.;

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Birth, Parantage and Character of the Reverend Mr.

Thomas HALYBURTON, with some other Circum. stances of his Life. ins.

M R . Thomas Halyburton, professor of Divinity

1 in the new college at St. Andrews, was born at Duplin, in the parish of Aberdalgy December 25th. 1674,: of worthy, and godly parents, Mr. George Halyburton and Margaret Playfere. His father was descended of the family of Pitcur, in the county of Angųs; and was minister of the parish of Aberdalgy in the prysbytery of Perth, out of which he was ejec ted by the then government, in the year 1662, as about 300 more ministers were also, summarily without any legal process, Gmply for non-comformity to, prelacy.

Mr. George Halyburton, who was then bishop of Dunkeld, and had been a zealous covenanter, fuddenly became so forward for the national defection and so cruel a persecutor of his once fellow presbyters, that he would nor spare him more than others, tho' he was his near kinsman, but turned him out of his charge : And yet that prelate was scarce well warm in his neft; when the Lord' fmote himfelf with fore fickness, of which he died, and went to his place. 1. Immediately after he was thus persecuted, that choice and pious gentleman, the role heritor of the faid parish, who was one among a thousand in such an cvil time, and afterward suffered much for non-con:

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