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worth, 76. Of giving more critical, not practical, study to the Bible,
77. Moral weakness from want of exercise of active duties, 78. Of
acting chiefly as an example, without thinking of the other motives,
Cockle's want of feet compensated, i. 197.
Cod fish spawns millions of young, i. 324.
Coincidences between the history of St. Paul, as detailed in Acts of the
Apostles and his Epistles, v. 18.
Colossians, Epistle to the, proved authentick by the author's ascribing
his sufferings to his maintaining the rights of Gentile Christians, not
to preaching Christianity, v. 167. By collation of passages from it
and from the Acts, about Aristarchus and Marcus, 170. By indirect
deduction that Luke was not a Jew, supported by his history, 172.
By circuitous proof from other epistles that Onesimus was, what he
is in this said to be, a member of that church, 174.
Commission, duty of one engaged in, iii. 133.
Compensation in the structure of animals, i. 192. For an elephant's stiff
neck, by his proboscis, ibid. For a bat's weak feet, 193. For a crane's
inability to swim, 194. For a parrot's overlapping bill, ibid. For a spi-
der's want of wings, 195. For the immobility of the eyes in some in-
sects,ibid. For the inflexible neck of the cameleon, and want of eyelids,
196. For the straight intestine of a sea-fox, 197. For a snail's want
of wings or feet, ibid. For a muscle's ditto, ibid. For a cockle's ditto.
ibid For a lobster's inexpansible shell, 198. For the inactivity of
the sloth, 199. For the sheep's want of means of defence, ibid. For
the want of teeth in several species of animals, 200. In birds, ibid.
For reptiles' want of feet, 201. Of the misseltoe, 251. Of the mead-
ow saffron, ibid.
Confession of sins, effect of, iv. 157, 161. Confessions of faith should not
be imposed, in unscriptural terms, 431. Of the English church, it is
agreed, might be amended, 453.
Conformity between sacred and profane history, ii. 277.
Constitution of a government, what, iii. 374. Of England, how formed,
ibid. Grew out of circumstances, not fabricated at once, 376. Dif-
ference in between theory and practice, ibid. How improved at dif-
ferent times, 377. A good one, object of, happiness of the subjects,
379. Of every one, object of, its own preservation, ibid. English,
combined of three parts, ibid. How calculated for the interests of
its subjects, 380. By representation of every subject in the govern
ment, ibid. By intrusting to the executive certain parts of power,
382. By strictly confining power of taxation to representatives of
the people, $83. By precise limitations of punishment, ibid. By se-
curity of personal liberty, 384. By exact definition of treason and
other offences, ibid. How calculated to insure its own preservation,
385. By balance of power, ibid. By balance of interest, 387.
Contentment, reasons for, iv. 411. Usually found with men attentive to
the duties of their own condition, ibid. Not to be disturbed, because
large fortunes are secured to others, 412. Since fortune must be
unequally distributed, 413. But the generality of mankind may be
happy without fortune, 414. Having constant employment of mind
and body, ibid. Some of their necessary duties are not hardships,
but pleasures, 416. They easily provide for their children, ibid. In
the enjoyments of sense, their pleasure is greater than that of those
who have nothing else to attend to, because they have a relish, 418.
In ease, because they enjoy rest, which they who do not work cannot,
419. They need not envy the grandeur of the great, who derive very
little pleasure from it, 420. Is the sum of happiness, ibid. One of
the best sources of, the exercise of domestick affections, ibid. Which
the poor enjoy as much as the rich, ibid. If high rank and great
fortune were necessary to it, they would be hardly purchased by a
sudden change of habits and acquaintance, 421, Religion promotes,
because it shows a world where our earthly distinctions are forgot-
Contracts, definition of, iii. 115. Of sale, 116. Governed in some degree
by custom, 119. Of hazard, 120. Require that neither side should
have an advantage, of which the other may not be aware, 121. Of
lending of inconsumable property, 122. In which, if the property
be injured, who must bear the loss, ibid. Of lending money, 124.
How to be fulfilled, 126. Of labour, 129. As of service, ibid. Of
commissions, 133. Of partnerships, 136. Of offices, 137. When
may be discharged by deputy, and when not, 138. To be judged by
law of the land, 414.
Contributions of the churches for poor christians in the early ages, v. 19.
Contrivances, prospective, proof of design, i. 177. In preparation of the
human teeth before they are wanted, ibid. And horns of animals,
178. And milk of female parent, 179, And eyes of animals, 180.
And lungs, 181.
Conversion, doctrine of, has suffered from inattention to the circum
stances under which certain texts of scripture were delivered, iv. 163.
Not universally necessary, ibid. Though erroneously supposed to
be found in scripture, 165. How variously produced, 167. When
not necessary, improvement is, 168. Spoken of in the Evangelists,
but less in the Epistles, why, ibid. Must be preached to those who
know nothing of religion but its forms, 169. To those who allow
themselves in any one sin, 171. But not to those who have been gov.
erned generally through their lives by christian principles, 173.
Corinthians, First Epistle to the, proved authentick by the allusions it
contains to an Epistle from Corinth to St. Paul, stating many points
of practice and doctrine, v. 45. By observations of the apostle upon
certain doings in that church not mentioned in their Epistle, but of
which the information was obtained by him in another way, 46. By
comparison of circumstances of time and place, 48. By connexion
between the journey of Timothy and that of Paul, as related in the
Epistle and the Acts, 50. By reference to Timothy's coming unto
that church, when he had left the author before the date of the letter,
and travelled by a circuitous route, 52. By comparison of circum-
stances relating to the author, to Apollos, and to Cephas, 54. By
collation of passages in which the manual labour of the apostle is
mentioned in different books, 56. By circumstances of behaviour, as
a Jew, consistent with his declarations, 57. By circumstances of the
apostle's behaviour, which show that he worked not to set up a sep-
arate religion, 58. By collation of passages relating to Timothy, 60.
By circumstances arising from the contributions, 61. By reference
to disappointments of the author's intention to visit them, 62. By
employment of words, referring to a certain season of the year, con-
sistent with the history, ibid. Second Epistle to the, proved authen.
tick, by the allusions to the former, wholly undesigned and which
may be unobserved by careless readers, 64. As of the journey to
Macedonia, of which the intention is mentioned in the first, and the
completion may be inferred from the second, ibid. And the reference
to the incestuous marriage and the church discipline, 66. And the
reference to the preparation for the contributions and the completion
of them, 68. By absence of any vestige of copying from the Acts, or
the Acts from it, 70. By indirect but clear allusion to circumstances
of the tumult at Ephesus, recorded in the history, 71. By a close,
but not obvious correspondency with the History and the former
epistle as to the change of the apostle's intended route on his jour-
ney, 75. By answering an objection, that Paul did not give an ex-
planation in his first epistle, 79. By collation of the passage in the
history with that in the epistle referring to the coming of certain
brethren of the church in Macedonia to Corinth at a former time, 81.
By reference to fellow preachers mentioned in the Acts and in the
epistle, ibid. By conformity between the Acts and the epistle as to
the expected coming of Titus to Troas, 82. By the enumeration of
the particular sufferings of the author, which cannot be made out
from the Acts, but is consistent with that history, 84. That is not
contradicted, ibid. Nor could the whole early history of St. Paul's
labours be expected from the history, whose author was not with
him till afterwards, 85. By reference to epistles of commendation,
mentioned in the Acts, 90. Reconciling the apparent inconsistency
that the author says "this is the third time I am coming," when he
had not been twice, ibid. By indirect proof of the geographical truth
of the history, 94.
Correspondency of the sides of animals, i. 132. But not in the contents
of those sides, 134.
Counterfeiting signals of distress, an unjust decoy in war, iii. 142.
Covering of different animals, proof of design, i. 150. Of birds admira-
bly adapted, 151. For warmth, 155.
Crane's want of web feet compensated, i. 194.
Creator's existence proved, though his works may be imperfect, i. 45.
Crimes, prevention of, end of punishment, iii. 422. Need not therefore
be punished exactly in proportion to enormity of offence, ibid. But
require a consideration of the difficulty of prevention, ibid. And ease
of perpetration, 424. In which, law of man must necessarily differ
from law of God, 425. Two methods of punishing generally, 426.
One to assign high punishment in few cases, and inflict without vari-
ation; the other to assign it in many cases, and inflict only on few
occasions, ibid. Which last is usually adopted, ibid. And is better,
why, 427. Sometimes too severe, 428. Pardoned, by whom, ibid.
Aggravation of, 429. Perpetrated by numbers together, 430. Ac-
companied with violence, ibid. Or fraud, 431. As forgery, 432. Or
perjury, 433. Punished with death, frequency of, explained, 434.
Arises from liberty, ibid. Great cities, 435. Defect of mode of pun-
Cuscuta, a mechanical plant, i. 250.
Dead, prayers for the, laid aside by the reformed churches, iii. 287.
Death, what is the state after, iv. 133. Not fully to be known from the
very nature of the human understanding, 134. But it will be a glo-
rified body, 136. Because a change is agreeable to analogy, 137.
And our present bodies are unfitted for the exalted state promised,
ibid. The change will be universal, instantaneous, and very great,
138. The change will liken us to the glorified state of Christ, 139.
In St. Paul's writings, usually means the state of perdition, to which
sin leads in a future world, 329. Which by the early Christians was
the only object of dread, 331.
Debauchery tends more directly than other vices to weaken the mind and
corrupt the heart, iv. 232.
Deglutition safely provided for, i. 127.
Deity, personality of, i. 279. Proved by contrivance of creation, ibid.
Invisibility of, 280. Not exposed to knowledge of our senses, no ar-
gument against his being, ibid. Actions known by effects, 281. Not
to be confounded with the universe, 282. All experience refers ef-
fects to causes, 283. Must not be confounded with names, expressive
of his agency, 284. As of law, ibid. Or mechanism, 285. Second
causes, 286. Principle, 288. His attributes, 301 Omnipotence, 302,
363. Omniscience, 303. Omnipresence, 304. Eternity, 305. Spir.
ituality and self existence, ibid. His unity, 306.
Goodness, 309, 366.
Delusion cannot account for the Christian miracles, ii. 191.
Democracy, advantages of, iii. 370. In giving direction to the studies
of the higher classes, ibid. In securing to the people courtesy from
superiours, ibid. In the satisfaction of conversations about politicks,
Demoniacal possession, ii. 364.
Descent of estates, how regulated, iii. 168.
Devotion, taste for, proof of rectitude of heart, iv. 150. May proceed
from fear, but be destitute of the taste for it, 151 True spirit of, ex-
hibited in the Psalms, 153. And by the early Christians, 154. Shows
itself, how, 155. In private, ibid. In publick, ibid. Prevents tedi-
ousness in worship, 159. Reconciles to repetitions, 160. Has an ef-
fect on practice, 161. General blessings of, 162. Marks the differ-
ence between religious and irreligious man, 178..
Digastrick muscle, i. 103.
Digestion, i. 122. Not a simple diluent, but a real solvent, ibid. Not of
the nature of saliva, ibid. Nor is it putrefaction, ibid. Nor ferment-
ation, ibid. Nor digestion by heat, ibid. But is a process sui generis,
adapted to the different animals, 123.
Dispute, fair way of conducting one, iv. 427. Unfair way of conducting
one, exemplified, ibid.
treated, iii. 456.
Dissenters from national religion, how to be
Distinction of orders in the Church, iv. 38.
Scripture, 40. Expedient and useful, 42.
equals should be settled by a superiour, 43. Because the clergy are
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