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TO HER

ROYAL HIGHNESS

THE

PRINCESS ANNE OF DENMARK.

May it please your Royal Highness, THE following Devotions do in their original language abundantly recommend themselves to the world, not only by their own intrinsic worth, but by the authority of those venerable names, among whose works they are published. And since this last advantage is what the English cannot receive from the character of the translator, your Royal Highness will, I hope, have the goodness to pardon his ambition, in presuming to supply that defect, by the honour of your Royal Highness's patronage and acceptance. That holy zeal, which they are intended to kindle in others, good men behold with great satisfaction already shining bright in your Royal Highness; so that their proper and utmost efficacy to be attained with regard to you, Madam, is the cherishing and exercising that devotion and piety, which I pray God they may in some degree be serviceable for inspiring common readers with. May the Fountain of all goodness preserve your precious life, and continue your Royal Highness long to us, a bright example and a sigual blessing to this and future ages! May he hear and grant the daily petitions of his church, endue you with his Holy Spirit, enrich you with his heavenly grace, prosper you with all happiness, and bring you to his everlasting kingdom! These, Madam, I beg leave, with all humility and most profound respect, to assure your Royal Highness, are the sincere, earnest, and constant prayers of,

May it please your Royal Highness,

Your Royal Highness's

Most obedient, and

Most devoted Servant,

GEO. STANHOPE.

April 12, 1701.

TABLE OF CHAPTERS.

St. Augustine's Meditations. Book I.

......

Chap.

Page
I. A Prayer for reformation of life........ ...... 9
II. An act of self-accusation, and imploring the Divine
mercy ..........

...... 11
III. The sinner's lamentation for his prayers not being heard 14
IV. An act of fear. ........... ............... 17
V. An address to the Father in the Son's name........
VI. The Son's sufferings represented to the Father..... 21
VII. An acknowledgment that sinful man was the cause of

Christ's sufferings.......
VIII. The soul's application of Christ's death and sufferings

to herself by faith....
IX. A prayer to the Holy Ghost.......
X. An act of humility..

........ 31
XI. A prayer to the holy Trinity ..........
XII. A confession of God's omnipotence and majesty....
XIII, Оf the incarnation of the Divine Word.......... 33
XIV. An act of trust in, and thanksgiving for, Christ and

his sufferings.......... ................. 35
XV. Of God the Father's love to mankind............
XVI. Of the two natures in Christ................... 40
XVII. Of the thanks due to God for the redemption of

the world................................
XVIII. A devout prayer to Christ. ....................
XIX. The souls of the righteous are the house of God.. 48
XX. The pious soul's longing for heaven...............

51

Clay:
XXI. The miseries of the present life................ 53
XXII. The happiness of that life prepared for them that
love God......

........ 55
XXIII. The happiness of holy souls at their departure out
of this world.........

.........
XXIV. A prayer for succour in trouble and danger.....
XXV. The pious soul's desire of heaven..............
XXVI. An act of praise....
XXVII. How God may be seen, and possessed of man..
XXVIII.
XXIX. Of the plurality of persons in the unity of the

Divine essence .....
XXX. A prayer to the ever-blessed Trinity....
XXXI. God the true life........ ...................
XXXII. The praises of angels and men................
XXXIII. A prayer for zeal in the service and praise of God 80
XXXIV. An act of devotion and love of God.........
XXXV. A devout prayer to Christ....................
XXXVI. Another prayer to the same purpose...
XXXVII. A prayer in time of affliction......... ..... 101
XXXVIII. A devout prayer for pardon of sins........ 103
XXXIX. A useful prayer......

............ 109
XL. Devout reflections upon the sufferings of Christ.... 114

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St. Augustine of the Love of God; or, his Second Book of

Meditations. Book II.

Chap

Page
I. Love, the way that leadeth to life....... ......... 120
II. Upon what accounts, and in what manner, we ought

to love God.................. ........ 122
III. How God made all things for man................ 126
IV. Of the love of God towards us...

............. 129
V. Of the fruition of God.........................
VI. The mercies of creation and regeneration.......... 134
VII. The mercy of being called to the true faith. ...... 137

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