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Med. XI. The disappointment turned out a piece of kindness. O how blind is man! O how kind is heaven ! In the Royal Navy, in time of war, he wrote several of them. A groundless slander, hurtful to him, though not of an immoral nature, was the occasion of his writing Med. XVIII. As what has happened to him may befal others, he hopes these few meditations, written for his own use, may be useful and acceptable to serious souls."

The Editor, entertaining the same hopes, recommends them to the blessing of God, and to the acceptance of the saints. He hopes that the reception of the present volume will give encouragement to the speedy publication of the other series of Meditations, styled, THE TRAVELLER; to which, if God will, shall be prefixed, a Memoir of the Author's life, collected chiefly from the numerous manuscripts which he has left behind him.

JAMES PEDDIE.

EDINBURGH,
Nov. 25, 1803. S

MEDIT.

Page

34. After sickness,

96

35. Frames of soul variable,

98

36. The unconcerned spectators,

101

37. Death a blessing to good men,

103

38. Merey going before God, makes meeting him a mercy, 104

39. The necessity of afflictions,

106

40. Saints unknown, stars unseen,

108

41. The excellent happiness of the blessed,

110

42. Only a rumour heard of the triumphant state,

112

43. Philosophy,

115

44. A wicked thing to depart from God in the least,

119

45. Who the great man is,

122

46. We should sleep no longer than to refresh the body,

125

47. Our only joy in view of the world to come,

127

48. On the scriptures,

129

49. True joy,

132

50. One fruit of affliction,

134

51. From the depth of affietions we see stupendous things, 136

52. Prayer,

138

53. Little known of the bliss above,

140

54. The divine lover,

142

55. Eternity,

144

56. On loving God,

147

57. Wrath,

148

58. Sensible communion with God sometimes enjoyed, 150

59. Brevity of life,

153

60. On the last day of a year,

155

61. Saints have the greatest reason to rejoice,

158

62. Indwelling sin,

160

63. Events of Providence,

164

64. More of God seen in Christ than in all the creation, 167

65. God in Christ the study above,

168

66. The world asleep,

170

67. Still ignorant of God below,

172

68. Nothing can purchase Christ from the soul,

174

69. Torment,

176

70. The soul's growth,

177

71. This life a vale of tears,

181

72. The madness of the world in their choice,

183

73. The approaching happiness of the saints,

186

71. What we should expeet and wait for,

187

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