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dress of this publick nature: you love the real and folid satisfactions, not the pomp and shew; those fplendid incumbrânces of life : your rational and virtuous pleasures burn like a gentle and chearful flame, without noise or blaze. However, I cannot but be confident, that you'll pardon the liberty which I here take, when I have told you, that the making the best acknowldgement I could to one, who has given me so many proofs of a generous and paffionate friendship, was a pleasure too great to be resifted. I am,
Of Religious Perfe&tion in general.
Chap. 2. This notion of Perfe&tion countenanced by all
parties, however different in their expresions. Some
duced to these four heads. 1. As it advances the
he Disciplinee reducing better suibers
Chap. 5. Of Liberty, with respect to fins of Infirmity,
An Enquiry into these three things. 1. Whether there be any such fins, viz. Sips in which the most perfect live and die. 2. If there are, what they be ; or what disiinguishes them from damnable or mortal sins. 3. How far we are to extend the liberty of the perfeat man in relation to these fins
Page 296 Chap. 6. Of Liberty, as it imports freedom or delive
rance from Mortal Sin. What mortal fin is. Here the perfe&t man must be free from it ; and which way this Liberty may be best attained. With some rules for the attainment of it
316 Chap. 7. Of Unfruitfulness, as it confifts in Idle
ness. Idleness, either habitual or accidental. Confis
derations to deter men from the fin of Idleness 332 Chap. 8. Of Unfruitfulness, as it confifts in Luke:
warmness or Formality. The caufes from which Lukewarmness proceeds. The fully', guilt, and danger of a Laodiceau state
367 Chap. 9. Of Zeal. What in general is meant by
Zeal; and what is that Perfection of holiness in which it coolijs. Whether the perfect man nauft be adorned with a confluence of all virtues; and to what
degree of holiness he may be supposed to arrive 398 Chap. 10. Of Zeal, as it consists in good Works.
That our own security demands a Zeal in these good works : fo likewise do the Good of our Neighbour, and the Glory of God, which are much more pro
moted by good works Chap. 11. Of Humility. How necesary it is to Perjeation
430 . SECT. III.
Of the Impediments of Perfection. GIVE Impediments reckoned up, and ixsisted on.
1. 7.00 loose a nation of religion. 2. An opinion that Perfe&tion is not attainable. 3. That religion is an enemy to pleasure. 4. The love of the wonid. 5. The infirmity of the flesh. Tké whole concluded with a prayer