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Sun has many more spectators when under an eclipse, ii. 392.
Spots in the face of the sun, 429.
Evrtupnois, what that signifies in the schools, ii. 3.
Supererogation, what are called works of supererogation, iii. 464.
Supremacy of the pope, denied by the English reformation, iv. 209.
Suspicion and ignorance, produce weakness of conscience, ii. 354
Sword of the city of London, a testimony of its loyalty to kings,
Sylla, (L. Cornelius,) his brave saying, i. 299. Sylla's bloody
proscription, iii. 336.
Sympathy of friendship, i. 390, 391.
Talebearers, their mischief, iv. 287, 288.
Talmud, what it is; Talmudists speak several things of the Trinity
very plainly, iii. 208.
Temper of every man's mind makes him happy or miserable, iii.
Temperance, the nature and excellency of that virtue, iv. 470-
Temple, the building God's temple reserved for Solomon, i.
Temptation; discourses concerning temptation, iv. 289—486.
What it is, and how many ways understood, 294–296. How
far pious persons are by God delivered out of temptation, 299
-317. The several degrees of temptation, 312--315. The
best method of dealing with a temptation, 319-322. What
moves God to deliver men out of temptation, 323–331.
Whether a regenerate person can be prevailed upon by a temp-
tation, 311-333. Two ways of entering into temptation, 341
-343. The tempter's design in all his temptations; and the
fatal consequences of a prevailing temptation, 353-370. The
great mercy of being delivered out of temptation, 370, 371.
That condition of life best, which is least exposed to it, 3724
374 The hour or critical time of temptation, 377–403. and
of deliverance out of it, 377. And the surest way to carry us
safe through it, 400. The tempter's malice, skill, and boldness,
386, 387. His methods and advantages in tempting, 409, 450
-452.464. Ways by which God delivers out of temptation,
404-424, 431–433. What are the principal temptations to
sin, 425-429. Watchfulness and prayer, the greatest pre-
servatives against it, 454-486.
Tender. See Conscience.
Terms and conditions of transacting between God and man, ii.
Texts ; how a man ought to stock his mind with texts of scrip-
ture suitable to all the heads of duty and practice, ii. 185.
Thief; how a person played the thief with some of the author's
discourses, i. 29.
Thievery, good and honest among the Spartans, ii. 114.
Thomas, (St.) his doubts about Christ's resurrection stated and
answered, iii. 500-515.
Tiberius. See Cæsar.
Tithes; thanks returned to petitioners for the taking away of
tithes, i. 82.
Title ; an unsound title coloured over through the arts of a greedy
council, iv. 287, 288.
Titus, bishop of Crete, St. Paul's advice to him, i. 127.
Toleration. See Indulgence. How far it will warrant men in
their separation from the church, iv. 180. Sects and heresies
and popery itself brought in by it, 185.
Traditions unwritten, without them the papists hold the scriptures
imperfect, iii. 465. Tradition equally certain, but not equally
evident with sight and sense, i. 155.
Transmigration of souls. See Pythagoras.
Transmutation of one body into another, iii. 165, 170.
Transubstantiation, what it is, and how absurd, iii. 184, 210, 462,
Travellers, some who travel only to see the country and to learn
fashions, iv. 344.
Treachery of papists, i. 326, 327. Treachery makes an incurable
wound, 339. The treacherous person is the Devil's journey-
Treasure of a man, what it is, iii. 352~-361.
Triers, Cromwell's inquisition, ii. 542.
Trimming to be laid aside, iv. 262.
Trinity; the doctrine of the Trinity asserted, and proved not con-
trary to reason, iii. 194—223.
Trust built upon men's confidence of one another's honesty, i. 331.
The folly of trusting one's own heart, iv.487–517.
Truth's badge, a despised nakedness, i. 69. Diligence the great
harbinger of truth, 163. The truth of the first principles of re-
ligion, 351, 352. The great truths for the knowledge of which
the heathen philosophers were accountable, and how they held
the truth in unrighteousness, ii. 60-70. Truth dwells low, and
in a bottom, 398. The most effectual way to confirm our faith
about the truths of religion, iii. 277, 278. Truth often out-
weighed by interest, i. 70. A great cause of men's denying the
truths of Christ is their unprofitableness, 69.
Tullia, her impiety towards her father, i. 308.
Tullus Hostilius's stratagem to frustrate the treachery of Metius
Suffetius, ii. 555
Turkish government; its firmness, notwithstanding the absurdity
of that religion, i. 98. iv. 13. How it began to totter, i. 98.
Tyrants, equally false and bloody, i. 328.
Value; it is natural for men to place too high a value both upon
themselves and their own performances, ii. 235, 236.
Vane, (Sir Henry,) his speech at his execution upon Tower-hill,
Variety, useful and ornamental to the church as well as to the
world, ii. 528–536.
Vengeance; it is the time of God's vengeance when vice is too
powerful for the magistrate, iii. 89—91. How God exerts his
vengeance upon sinners, 119, 120.
Veracity; the immoveable veracity of God's promise demon-
strated in Christ's coming, ii. 450.
Verulam, (Lord,) his saying, that the wisest men have their weak
times, ii. 341, 342. His observation concerning diseases arising
from emptiness, iv. 116.
Vesuvius, some sorts of sins compared with it, iii. 118.
Vice in morals, makes a governor justly despised, i. 141. The
true ground of atheism and scepticism, 167. Every vicious
Christian is as guilty as the Jews of rejecting Christ, ii. 464-
467. Vices receive improvement from prosperity, iii. 58–62.
Vice alamode looks virtue out of countenance,
and out of heart
too, 81. Every vice has a peculiar malignity, 244.
Violation of consecrated things. See Sacrilege.
Virtue, beautiful in the eyes even of the most vicious person,
267. It is abated by prosperity, iii. 53: Its being its own
reward, true only in a limited sense, 125. Its high price and
esteem is from the difficulty of its practice, 129. What virtues
are more generally and easily practised than others, 132, 133.
English virtue invaded by foreign vices, 155. Vice insinuates
itself by its near resemblance to virtue, 314.
Unbelief of the Jews, and the causes of it, 157-160.
Understanding of man, what it was before the fall, i. 35-40.
Speculative and practical, 36, 39. How short, diminutive, and
contracted its light is now become, i. 202. How unable to
search God's ways, iv. 4—18.
Ungratefulness. See Ingratitude.
Universities declared useless by colonel U. C. the perfidious cause
of Penruddock's death, i. 84. The two universities, the church's
eyes, 347. What ought to be their emulation, 348.
Unprofitable. See Service.
Unregeneracy; a person in that state unable to acquire an habit
of true grace or holiness, ii. 327.
Volkelius; what he not obscurely asserts concerning the matter
of the universe, iii. 215.
Voice; the inward voice of the Spirit, and who pretended to it,
iv. 41, 45-56, 73-78.
Usury; divines divided in their opinion about the lawfulness or
unlawfulness of it, i. 70.
Uzzah's zeal for the preservation of the ark, punished, i. 180. iv.
Walk; the phrase of scripture expresseth the life of man by
walking, i. 349.
War; how eagerly men went to the holy war, and why, i. 100.
Little casualties produce great and strange effects in war, 211,
War offers quarter to an enemy, and why, ii. 315, 316.
The civil war, and the proceedings of forty-one, iii. 418—420.
Washings of the Jews when they came from markets, or any
other such promiscuous resorts, ii. 88.
Watch; the duty of watchfulness in our Christian warfare, re-
commended as a great defensative against temptation, iv. 454
A certain general finding the watch fast asleep upon the ground,
sticks him through to the place, iv. 468.
Water, the violence of its united force described, ii. 340.
Weak. See Conscience.
Wealth; comforts under want of it, ii. 161.
Wedding; the wedding-garment; the parabolical description of
the sacrament of the Eucharist by the similitude of a wedding-
supper, ii. 80–107.
Weeping, the discharge of a big and swelling grief, i. 12.
Westminster. See School.
Weyer, (John,) one of the greatest monsters of men, i. 426.
Widow's mite, outweighs the shekels in the balance of the sanc-
tuary, i. 258.
Will; what it was in the state of innocence, and what it is now,
i. 40—42. Pravity of the will influences the understanding to
a disbelief of Christianity, 158. Will, the great spring of dili-
gence, 164. How far the will is by God accepted for the
deed, together with the reason, bounds, and misapplication of
this rule, 265—286. The miserable condition of a man when
sin has gotten the possession of his will, ii. 146. The freedom
of the will variously stated, 257. The will is the uniting fa-
culty of the soul and its object, iii. 3 26. A vitiated will dis-
poses the understanding to error, 240—246.
Wind, the Devil's assaults compared to it, ii. 340, 341.
Wisdom the way to pleasure, i. 3. How necessary
it is to a
prince, ii. 552—554. The foolishness of worldly wisdom, i.
229-256. Worldly wisdom ; see Policy. God's wisdom in
a mystery, ii. 378-409. Ridiculed by a sect of men who vote
themselves the only wits and wise men of the world, 380, 381.
Wisdom promised by Christ to his apostles, wherein it con-
sisted, iv. 155, 158.
Wishing; the insufficiency of bare wishing, or an imperfect vel-
leity, i. 267.
Wolsey's demolishing forty religious houses; he and the five
men employed by him punished for their sacrilege, i. 184.
Words; paucity of words in prayer, i. 448. It shews discretion,
440. What is the use of words in prayer, 446. The fatal inn-
posture and force of words, ii. 108–138. iv. 203—288. The
generality of mankind governed by words and names, ii. 122-
1 28. especially in matters of good and evil, 128-133. Mis-
application of words, with respect to religion, iv. 206-234.
Civil government, 236.-264. Private persons, 268-288.
590 INDEX TO THE FIRST FOUR VOLUMES.
Works; men's proneness to exchange faith for good works, ii.
World; God and the world rivals for the affections of mankind,
. 362. The absurdity of placing one's heart upon the world,
364-369. Worldly enjoyments are perishing, and out of our
power, 367-369. iv. 128, 129.
Worship; hours and places appointed for divine worship, i. 197.
God prefers the worship paid him in consecrated places, 193–
200. We ought to worship God with our substance as well as
with our spirit, 281. Circumstantials in divine worship, and a
decency in them absolutely necessary, ií
. 204, 205. God will
not have his worship, like his nature, invisible, 239. Will-
worship forbidden in scripture, what it is, 204.
Xantippe, Socrates' wife, her extreme ill condition, i. 290.
Year sixty, the grand epoch of falsehood as well as debauchery, i.
Youth of a nation ought to be instructed in the principles of
loyalty, i. 278. The education of youth, iii. 379–414.
wise and honourable old age, the reward and effect of a sober,
virtuous youth, ii. 70.
Zadock, the author of the sect and name of the Sadducees, his
saying, iii. 146.
Zimri and Cozbi killed by Phinehas for their impudent lewdness,