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of web-foot, and spoon bill, and long neck, &c. of a swan, ibid. Re.
markable in a mole, 190. Above all, in its eyes, 191. Of animated
bodies to inanimate nature, 202. As of wings to air, 203. Fins to
water, ibid. Ear to air, ibid. Organs of speech to air, ibid. Eyes to
light, 204. Size of animals to all around them, ibid. Of the earth
and sea to their inhabitants, 205. Sleep to night, ibid. Torpor of
some animals to winter, 207. Between bees-wax and honey, 230.
Religion, summary principles of, useful, iv. 281. Effects of, 282.
Religious meditation prevented by activity of senses, iv. 126. By consid
ering its concerns remote, 128. By spirituality of its character, 130.
Proof that religion itself has taken hold of our minds, 131. Estab-
lishments no part of Christianity, iii. 443. But was of the Jewish re-
ligion, ibid. Authority of, derived from utility, 444. Supposes three
things, 445. An order of clergy, ibid. Maintenance of clergy, 448.
And confining that maintenance to a sect of religion, 450. How de-
fended, 453. Expedience of, renders tests necessary, 454. Includes
parochial divisions, 455. Proper subject of legislation, 457. Must
not interfere with conscience, ibid. Nor extend beyond the general
tendency to the publick welfare, 458. Which will be governed by
the opinion that any sect of Christianity is better than no religion at
all, 460. And that that faith is the best which is the truest, ibid.
Whether it should be of that sect to which the ruler belongs, or not,

Reptile's want of feet compensated, i. 201.

Republick, a good constitution for a small state only, iii. 372. Which is
however obviated by an union of several, or a federal government, 373.
Resentment, what, iii. 187.

Residence of the beneficed clergy, iii. 139.

Resurrection of the dead requires a God, i. 368. Not improbable, how-

ever exalted be the state, which some represent it, 370. History of
the, ii. 312. The general, iv. 402. Value of the doctrine, ibid. Es.
pecially as it is proved, by Jesus Christ, not supposed to be probable
merely, 103. Of the good, 404. Of the wicked, ibid. Happy, how
to be secured, 405.

Revelation necessary, ii. 9. Not improbable, 10. Can only be proved by

miracles, 11. Christian, its general scope, 221.

Revenge, what, iii. 187, 190. Offensive to God, ibid.

extend not to protection of publick offenders, 192.
ibid. Or private persons, 193..

Revolution, American, how it should have been discussed by subjects of
each government, iii. 350.

Prohibitions of,

By magistrates,

Right correlative with obligation, iii. 78. Determined by will of God,
ibid. Rights of persons, division of, 79. Natural or adventitious, 80.
Alienable or unalienable, 81. Perfect or imperfect, 82. Right to a
thing may subsist without a right to employ means to obtain it, 83.
Rights, general, of mankind, what, 85. To fruits of the earth, ibid.
To flesh of animals, ibid. Derived from scripture, 86. Of extreme
necessity, 90.

Romans, Epistle to the, proved authentick, v. 19. By collation of pas-
sages in Acts and other epistles, relative to St. Paul's journey to Je-
rusalem to carry contributions, ibid. By collation of circumstances
as to time, 25. By collation of passages showing his intent to visit
Rome at different times, 33. By references as to the circuit of his
travels, 35. By coincidences of thought as to the result of his jour-
ney to Jerusalem, 37. By hopes of deliverance expressed in the epis-
tle, not verified in the result, 38. By conformity between the argu.
ment and the known sentiments and conduct of the author, 39. By
different foundation of doctrines in another epistle, for a good rea-
son, 42. By delicacy in offending Jewish prejudices, ibid.

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Sabbatical institutions, use of, iii. 300. In the comfort of the poor, 301.
Which does not diminish the requisite quantity of labour, ibid. Af-
ford leisure for meditation, 302. And rest to brutes, ibid. Scripture
account of, 303. Whether the command in the Jewish economy ex-
tends to Christianity, ibid. How first mentioned, 304. How observed
among the Jews, 307. Whether in their origin of universal obliga-
tion, or confined to the Jews, 308. Probably the latter, ibid. Be-
cause mentioned as a sign between God and them, ibid. And a cere-
monial, 309. Or it must be binding as to the day, the penalties, &c.
ibid. And it is not commanded to the Gentile converts, ibid. Nor
so considered by St. Paul, ibid. Objection, that the reason extends
to all the world, answered, 310. Objection, that it is part of the dec-
alogue, answered, 311. Whether Christ delivered any new command
on the subject, 312. Probable, because, in the early times of Chris-
tianity, assemblies were holden on the first day of the week, ibid.
But it is not probable that Christ intended any change from the Jew-
ish sabbath to that day, 315. How the duty of, violated, 316. By
employments that hinder publick worship, 318. By unnecessary in-
croachments on the rest of inferiour ranks, 317. By unusual recrea-
tions, ibid.

Sale, contracts of, iii. 116.

Saliva, i. 97. The pipe for it, 126.

Scripture language improperly applied, iv. 19. If without reserve, to

modern baptism, 20. To the body of Christians in modern times, 21.
To election or reprobation irresistible, 22. To regeneration, or con-
version, 24.

Scriptures are not interpreted in different ways on points of real conse-
quence, iv. 443. And if they were, human formularies of faith would
not mend the matter, ibid.

Sea-fox's straight intestine compensated, i. 197.

Secresy no excuse for sin, iii. 74.

Secretion of juices, i. 65.
Seduction, a fraud, iii. 212. Injury of, to the woman, 213. In pain from
disgrace, ibid. In loss of honour and prospects, ibid. In ruin of
moral principle, 214. To her family, ibid. To the community, ibid.
Inadequate punishment of, 215.

Seeds of plants provided for, i. 239. Of trees, ditto. 240. Of fruits,

ditto. 242. The design of preserving, single; the means, various, 244.
Provision for dispersing them, ibid. Constitution of, wonderful, 245.
Seriousness indispensable in religion, iv. 99, 250. Not more common,
because religion is not conversant about objects of sense, which alone
call the attention of many, 100. And because men are occupied with
events to take place in a short time, not looking to futurity, 101. Be-
cause we are not educated to it sufficiently, 102. And it is prevent-
ed by business, 104. And by the things of the world, ibid. By in-
dulgences of appetite, 105. By not knowing or not using religious
ordinances, 106. And religious exercises, 108. By levity of conver-
sation, 109. Not inconsistent with duties of life, 110. Not leading
to melancholy, 111. Prevented by impatience of difficulties in reli-
gious tenets, 112. Distinguishable from melancholy, 255.

Serpents, existence of, not sufficient to disprove goodness of Deity, i. 319.

Poison necessary to the reptile, 320. Not too powerful, ibid. Ser-
pents' poison, confined to few species, yet protects all, 321. Resi-
dence, the desert, ibid.

Servant, duty and rights of, iii. 129. Must not obey unlawful commands,

130. Master responsible for, ibid. His character falsely given, 131.
Conduct of, regulated by scripture, 132.

Service, the great connexion of society, iv. 417. Where well regulated,
the poor are happy, ibid.

Sheep's want of defence compensated, i. 199.



Shells of snails a mechanical contrivance, i. 284. Of fish, strong, 235.
How congealed from an excretion, ibid. Turn on a hinge in some,
ibid. Of a lobster's tail like a coat of mail, ibid.
Shoulder-blade, a singular bone, i. 80.

Shoulder joint compared with the hip joint, i. 84.

Silk-worm's organization mechanical, i. 228.

Simony, what, iii. 156. Oath against, 157. To be construed by law, ibid.
Which considers simony any promise for a benefice already vacant,
ibid. Or a purchase by any of the next turn for himself, 158. Pro-
curing a preferment by ceding any of the rights of the place, ibid. Or
promise of part of the profit, ibid. Or a bond to resign upon demand,


Sin magnifies the difficulties in religion to excuse itself, iv. 233. En-
countered by spiritual aid, 329. Which would prevail in spite of a
knowledge by us of our duty, 332. And of an inclination to obey,
333. Which may be overpowered, ibid. Frailty of nature, no apol-
ogy for, 336. How to be combated, 338. Inability of man in his
ordinary state to overcome it, 342. Which makes it necessary to
pray incessantly for divine assistance, 343. And divine assistance
will be granted, 345. And then we must follow the direction of our
spiritual supporter, 347. Preservation and recovery from, 375. As
to some, it is easier to be entirely innocent, than to set bounds to in-
dulgence, 376. Inconsistent with peace of mind, 377. How to be
broken off, 378. Not without pain and difficulty, ibid. By degrees,
inconsistent with sincere religious principle, 379. And always un-
successful, 380. Reformation from, requires the assistance of divine
grace, 381. Must be entered upon at once, not gradually, 382. Op-
portunity for breaking off, when secular employments are changed,
383. Reformation from, never impossible, 384.

Sinners, the greatest, nearer sometimes to heaven, than inferiour offend-
ers, iv. 213. Because their conscience may be stricken, and the oth-
ers, being unconcerned, may be wholly regardless of good practice
or high hopes, 214. Because they are shunned by the world, which
is very well contented with the others, 216.

Sins, our own, too little thought on, iv. 191. Reflections on, useful, as
leading to repentance, 203. Numerous enough for each one to re-
flect upon, 210. Reflections on, would prevent frequent relapses,
211. Of the fathers visited on the children, exposition of that doc-
trine, 220. It relates chiefly, if not wholly, to the sin of idolatry, ibid.
And to temporal, or family adversity, 223. Which is agreeable to
what we see in the ordinary course of providence, 224. Also to the

Jewish economy alone, 225. And certainly was it not meant to affect
salvation of individuals, ibid. Insensibility to, 243.
Slander, what, iii. 202. Malicious or inconsiderate, 203. By utterance

of truth or falsehood, ibid.

Slavery, what, iii. 172. Lawful from three causes, ibid.
Captivity, ibid. Debt, ibid. How long to endure, ibid.
in our scriptures, 173.

Slave trade in Africa unjustifiable, iii. 172. By a pretended necessity, 173.

Sloth's slow motion compensated, i. 199.

Skin, its beauty and use, i. 143. Does not run over all the body, as at

the toes' and fingers' ends, 147.

Skull not covered, like other cavities of the body, by membrane, i. 148.
Snail's want of feet compensated, i. 197. Shell, wonderful contrivance,

Crimes, ibid.

Not noticed

Socket of the eye contrived for its preservation, i. 30.

Sphincter muscles, admirable mechanism of, i. 100.

Spider's want of wings compensated, i. 195. Organization, mechanical,


Spine, wonderful arrangement of the, in the human subject, i. 72. In a
hare, 76.

Spiritual influence, doctrine of, iv. 302. Liable to misapprehension, as
implying arbitrary interference, ibid. But it is not arbitrary in its
origin, 305. Nor in its degree, 305. Nor its final success, 306. It
may be objected that it is nugatory, making salvation depend on our-
selves alone, by the influence of the spirit depending on ourselves,
307. But it is not the same thing in reality, ibid. Nor in its accom-
panying sentiments, ibid. Not distinguishable from our own thoughts,
310. Which is not necessary, 311. And comports with the usual
course of divine government, 313. To be known by its effects alone,
314. Various in its diffusion, ibid. As in sudden conversion, 315.
Which is not the ordinary course of God's favour, 316. And in the
mode of operation, ibid. Practical use of the doctrine of, 318. Not
to rest in emotions, 319. Teaches to pray for it, 321. In critical
seasons, 322. In times of recovery from sin, ibid. In moral infirm-
ity, 323. And to obey its suggestions, ibid. Efficacy of, shown by
good fruits, 324. First in breaking off from sin, 325. In humility,
326. In obtaining salvation, ibid. In perseverance, 327. Necessity
of, 333.

Spleen secured in its place, i. 138.

Stag's horns do not come from his feeding on branches of trees, i. 293.
Standing, wonderful faculty of, i. 144.

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