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VIII. Of the communications of Divine grace ......... 140 ·
IX. The mercy of instruction and illumination......... 142
X. God's tender care and constant presence with us..... 144
XI. Tlie benefit of our bodily senses, and the preservation

of our lives. ............................. 147
XII. God's long-suffering and mercy which preserved us

from, and forgave us after, the commission of sin 151
XIII. The power of mastering temptations............ 158
XIV. The benefit of a holy hope..................... 161
XV. The many instances of God's bounty, notwithstanding

our sins, and the thanks due to him upon this
account ..........

......... 163
XVI. Of the death of Christ.............. ........ 167
XVII. The promises of God......

.. 171
XVIII. The happiness of a future state............... 172

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Select Meditations out of St. Augustine's Soliloquies.

Book Iti.
Chap.

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177

179
III. The misery of unregenerate man................. 182
IV. An act of praise for God's manifold mercies in man's
present state.....

....... 185
V. The excellency of man's future state.....

....... 187
VI. Of the almighty power of God................. 189
VII. A prayer for the Divine grace and protection...... 192
VIII. A prayer against evil desires................... 193
IX. Of God's seeing all the actions and intentions of men 196
X. The impotence of human nature to resist temptations,

without the assistance of Divine grace........ 199
XI. The manifold goodness of God, and what improve-

ment we should make of it.................. 209
XII. The consideration of the Divine goodness, our hope
and comfort in sufferings...

.... 218

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XIII. The methods of God's grace in our sanctification

and salvation............................. 227
XIV. We are not to conceive God to be a sensible object 233
XV. A confession of our vileness and God's excellences.. 242
XVI. The soul's earnest longings after future happiness. . 246
XVII. A concluding prayer to the holy Trinity......... 251

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I. The excellences of the Divine essence..... ....... 255
II. The inexpressible perfection of the Divine knowledge.. 256
III. The thirst of the soul after God........ ........ 257
IV. The misery of them who do not seek and love God.. 259
V. Prayer for grace to love God above all things........ 260
VI. The happiness of souls delivered from their earthly
prisons ........

.................. 261
VII. Of the comforts afforded good men under their pre.
sent trouble...

... 264
VIII. An act of love and devotion................... 265
IX. The pleasure of meditating upon God............ 268
X. Of loving God, and the advantages of doing so..... 273
XI. The good effects of meditating on Christ's death and

.. sufferings................................ 278
XII. Of the knowledge of the truth......
XIII. The marks and fruits of true love.....
XIV. The exquisite goodness of God................ 290
XV. The happiness of the saints hereafter............ 292

....... 283

286

St. Anselm's Meditations concerning the Redemption of

Mankind. Book V. Page 297.
St. Anselm of the Misery of Man, in the Person of a sorrowful

Sinner deploring his own condition. Book VI. Page 312.

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St. Anselm's Incentive to holy Love ; or, Meditations upon the

Passion of our Lord. Book VII.
Chap.
I. The benefit of observing and reverencing our Lord in

his state of humiliation........... ........321
II. A Christian's boast should be in a crucified Saviour.. 323
III. The greatness of God's mercy to mankind.......... 324
IV. Of the miseries wbich God took upon him for mankind 326
V. The behaviour of Christ from his youth............ 328
VI. Of our Lord's last supper with his disciples, and the
treachery of Judas.....

.... 332
VII. Of Christ's retiring into the garden, and bis sufferings
there ...........

....... 335
VIII. Jesus apprehended........................... 338
IX. Our Lord buffeted, spit upon, and scourged......
X. Jesus in the common-hall........................ 341
XI. Jesus at Mount Calvary......................... 342
XII. Reflections upon the mocking and crucifixion of our
Lord .........

........ 348
XIII. Jesus glorified in his death.................... 346
XIV. An address to God the Father.................. 347
XV. That the Son hath paid the debt due to Divine justice
for us....

.... 349
XVI. The love due to the Son for his sufferings......... 350
XVII. An humble address to the Son......... 352
XVIII. Of our Lord's resurrection.......

356
XIX. A prayer to the holy Trinity................... 357

339

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Devout Meditations of St. Bernard, with regard to the State

of Human Nature; otherwise called his Book of the Soul.
· Book VIII.

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1. The dignity of man, with regard to his soul......... 360
JI. The misery of man, with respect to his body........ 386

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III. Reflections upon the excellent nature and privileges of

the soul...................... ......... 369
IV. The rewards of good men in the next life.......... 376
V. Of the duty of self-examination.................. 380
VI. Of the attention requisite in public devotion....... 382
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390
· VIII. Of wandering thoughts in prayer.....

392
IX. The fickleness of man's heart...

....... 394
X. Of excusing our faults...........

399
XI. A farther confession of sins....

400
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XIII. Conscience is every where.......

406
XIV. The three great enemies of mankind....... 407
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415

405

411

413
For the Reader's greater Ease, the following Table directs

to Devotions proper for Solemn Days, and particular Occasions.

For the feasts of our blessed

Saviour, especially Passion- Book VII. week....... ........

Feasts of Annunciation or Na- } B. I. Chap. 13, 14, 15, 16.

tivity ................

Passion-week, or before a sa-) B. I. Ch. 5, 6, 7, 8. · erament .......

For Whitsunday ...........

B. I. Ch. 9.

B, III. Ch. 13.

Devotions proper for Trinity- 1 B. I. 11, 12. 29, to page 75.
Sunday ....no

S B, III, Ch. 14.

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Against temptations ....... B. I. Ch. 24. B. III. Ch. 10.

S p. 192.

For grace to serve and love / B. I. Ch. 1, 2, 18.

God better .............5 Ch, 4, 5. 13.

B. IV.

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