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7. Imperiousness of ill-used wealth

74

8. Causes and means of poverty

75

9. Examples of voluntary poverty

76

Chap. IX. COMPORTS AGAINST IMPRISONMENT

77

Sec. 1. Nature and power of true liberty

77

2. Sad objects to a free beholder

77

3. Invisible company with the prisoner

78

4. His inward disposition

79

5. Volantary seclusion

80

6. The causes of imprisonment

80

7. The benefit of retirement

82

Chap. X. COMFORTS AGAINST BANISHMENT

82

Sec. 1. Universality of a wise man's country

2. The benefit of self-converse

83

3. Example of voluntary exiles

84

4. Advantage of emigration

85

5. The right we have in any country

86

6. The voluntary departure

86

7. AH are pilgrims

87

Chap. XI. COMFORTS UNDER The loss of sight

AND HEARING

87

Sec. 1. Two inward lights, reason and faith

87

2. The supply of better eyes

88

3. Better object of inward light

89

4. Ill offices done by the eyes

89

5. Blindness frees us from temptation

90

6. Cheerfulness of some blind men

91

7. The supply of other faculties

92

8. Benefit of the eyes we once had

93

9. One sense supplied by another

94

10. Better state of the inward ear

95

11. Grief arising from hearing evil

96

Chap. XII. COMFORTS AGAINST BARRENNESS

97

Sec. 1. Fretfulness seasoned with sorrows

97

2. The pains of child-bearing

98

3. Misery of undutiful children

98

4. Parental care for children

99

5. Grief in the loss of children

101

Chap. XIII. COMFORTS AGAINST WANT OF SLEEP 102

Sec. 1. Best remedy for want of rest

102

2. Favour of freedom from pain

104

3. Sleep a symptom of mortality

104

4. No need of sleep in heaven

105

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OCCASIONAL MEDITATIONS. - 391

Page

Page
A blind man

331 Christ at the right hand of God 465
A bright pearl
365 Christ's poverty

441
A bur leaf

366
crucifixion

401
A child crying

358

second coming 470
A cloud
305 Christian courage

462
A coal covered with ashes 321

equality

561
A cock-fight

314
warfare

420
A good name

418 Coffin dressed with flowers 350
A man sleeping

363 Communication of knowledge 392
yawning

366 Coming in of the judge 368
A pitcher carried
306 | Contentment

399
A robin entering the chamber 308 Corn overgrown with weeds 330
A tree lopped
367 Covetousness

411
A wood swallowed up 333 Cries of London

318
An arm benumbed

337 Crow on a sheep's back 317
An open grave
305 Crowing of a cock

352
An old cottage

365 Cruelty to animals forbidden 479
Abounding love of Christ 438 Danger of bad company

383
Admonishing a friend 410 Dark lantern

319
Aged sinner
402 Death of the martyrs

403
Animal instinct

428 of the righteous and wicked 386
Arraignment of a felon 352 | Defamation

345
Ascension of Christ
444 Degrees of grace

381, 447
Barking of a dog
314 Discharge of a gun

344
Bat and the owl
369 | Discriminate censure

388
Bearing reproach

396 Discriminating mercy 476
Beech-tree full of nuts 332 Diversity of thoughts

353
Bees fighting
334 Divine correction

415
Beginning of a sickness 359 | Divided heart

381
Beneficence of the Creator 427 Doctrine and practice 409
Benefit of afflictions
436 Dormouse

334
of society
460 Doublemindedness

457
Believer's portion 389, 451 | Dreams

405
Best epitaph
389 Dried herbs

327
Bladder fresh-blown
363 Drunken man

374
Blind and lame
372 | Dwarf

378
Blowing of the fire

313 Earthly and heavenly treasures 398
Boys at play
323 Easter sabbath

477
Brightness of divine glory 435 Eclipse of the sun

302
Cancelled bond
355 Encouragement to prayer

386
Candour and sincerity 390 Enmity of others improved 403
Celebration of a marriage 342 | Enoch

424
Change of weather
341 Envy

411
Character of Job
445 Epicure

421
Christ desired above all 386 Eternal city

466
returning to heaven 458 Experimental piety

400

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Fair prospect
303 Invisible realities

429
Faith and reason

392 Iron quenched in water 327
and unbelief
440 Israel's prosperity

451

Fear of death
459 Ivy trec

376

Fiery conflict

432 Jacob's legacy to Joseph 472

Fine coloured fly

327 Kindling a charcoal lire 316

Fire screen
365 Labour and idleness

396

Fly burning in a candle 320 Large library

310

Flies on a galled horse 318 Late repentance

414

Flower de luce
373 Left-handed man

364

Flower garden
330 Length of the way

310

Forgiveness of injuries 449 Life and death

397, 411

Frame of a globe broken 304 Lights brought into a room 312

Friendship
394 Lily

349

Friendship with God 406 Loaded cart

377

Galaxy in the firmament 323 | Loadstone and jet

325

Gethsemane
422 Longing for heaven

407

Giving reproof
405 Love of life

407

Gliding star
303 to duty

384

Glow-worm
328 Lying down to rest

315

Gmats in the sun
329 Majesty of God

434

Guat
371 Map of the world

372

God plentcous in mercy 439 Meditation

330

Golly sorrow
391 Medical potion

379

God's knowledge of his saints 473 Meetness for heaven

437
Good concience preserved
463 Melted gold

306
its importance 469 Miseries of life

437

Goolness and greatness 380 Mixture of hope and fear 439

Government of the tongue 414 Money under the water 332

Grcat losses ut sca
356 Moral insanity

388

Growth in grace imperceptible 474 Moses's prayer

448

Happy death
387 Motes in the sun

362

Happiness of the christian 419 Motives to compassion 419

Healing remedies

450 Moving of the heavens 301

Health and sickness
396 National judgments

442

Hearing music by night 326 Nature and grace

475

Heart and tongue
401 Old age

385

Heaven and earth
307 Our best friend

392

Heaven and hell
387 | Our relation to the earth

416

Heavenly-mindedness 422 Owl in the twilighi

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Heap of stones
368 | Pair of spectacles

362

Hemlock
375 Passing bell

345

Helgehog
371 Path of the just

381

Human depravity
409 Peacock

348

Humble beggar
316 Peal or bells

346

Importunate beggar
378 Penitence and impenitence

416

Inordinate affections
475 Penitent malefactor

348

Insects and men
360 Poverty and riches

395

Insensibility under afiliction 456 Presumption and despair 397

Intercession of the rigt:lcous 452 Profligate and hypocrite 38 €

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