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RIGHT REVEREND FATHER IN GOD,

SUCCESSIVELY BISHOP OF EXETER AND NORWICH:
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Op The United Parishes Op St. Mary Woolnoth And It. Mary Wo&.church Haw,'
And Lacy Camden's Wednesday Eyeninc Lecturer At The Church Of
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With Some

WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.

ARRANGED AND REVISED,

CONTENTS OF VOL. VIII.

PRACTICAL WORKS CONCLUDED.

I. THE REMEDY OF DISCONTENTMENT: or, A Treatise Of **"

CONTENTATION IN WHATSOEVER CONDITION: FIT FOR THESE SAD

AND TROUBLED TIMES.

To the Christian Reader 3

The Method of this Treatise 4

Introduction. The Excellency of Contentation; and how it is to be

had.—The Contrariety of Estates, wherein Contentation is to

be exercised 5

Part First. Contentation, in KNOWING HOW TO WANT. 6

CHAP. I. WHAT IT IS to know how to want, and to be

abased.

Sect. 1. HOW MANY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO WANT ib.

2. WHO THEY ARE, THAT KNOW HOW TO WANT 8

CHAP. H. HOW TO BE ATTAINED ib.

Sect. 1. Considerations for Contentment: which

respect,

(1.) The Diversities of Life; as

[1.] Of the Valuation of Earthly Things; viz.

(a.) The Transitoriness of Life, Honour,

Beauty, Strength, and Pleasure... 9

(b.) Unsatisfying Condition of them 11

(c.) Danger of over-esteeming them 12

[2.] Of Divine Providence over-ruling all

Events 13

[3.] Of the Worse Condition of Others 14

[4.] Of the Inconveniences of great Estates;

viz.

(a.) Expose to Envy • 15

(b.) Macerate with Cares ib

(c.) Danger of Distemper, both bodily

and spiritual 16

(d.) Torment in Parting 17

(e.) Account to he rendered ib.

[5.] Of the Benefits of Poverty; viz.

(a.) Freedom from Cares.. ib.

(b.) Freedom from Fears of Keeping.... 18

(c.) Freedom from Fears of Losing, ib.

[6.] Of how little will suffice Nature ib.

[7.] Of the Miseries of Discontentment 19

£8.] Of the Vicissitudes of Favours and

Crosses 21

[9.] Examples of Contentation, both within

and without the Church of God 22

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