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SERMON XIV.

On the Misfortunes of Men being

chargeable on themselves.
Proverbs xix. 3. The foolishness of
man perverteth his way, and his
heart fretteth against the Lord.

Page 293
SERMON XV.
On Integrity as the guide of life.
Prov. xi. 3. The integrity of the up-
. right shall guide them.- 313

SERMON XVI.

On Submission to the Divine Will.
Job. ii. 10. --Shall we receive good

at the band of God, and all we
not receive evil ?

335

SERMON XVII.

On Friendship.
Prov. xxvii. 10. Thine own friend,
. and thy father's friend, forsake not. 358

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SERMON XVIII.
On the Conduct to be held with re-

gard to Future Events.
Prov. xxvii. 1. Boast not thyself of

to-morrow; for thou knowejt not what a day may bring forth. Page 379

SERMON XIX.
On following the Multitude to do

Evil. Exodus xxiii. 2. Thou shalt not follow a Multitude to do evil.- 400

SERMON XX.

On the Wisdom of God.
1 Timothy i. 17. Now unto the

King Eternal, immortal, invisible,
the only wise God, be honour and
glory for ever and ever. Amen. 422

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On the Causes of Men's being weary

of LIFE.,

JOB x. 1.

My foul is weary of my life

TOB, in the first part of his days, was SERM. J the greatest of all the men of the East. I. His possessions were large ; his family was numerous and flourishing ; his own character was fair and blameless. Yet this man it pleased God to visit with extraordinary reverses of fortune. He was robbed of his whole substance. His fons and daughters all perished; and he himself fallen from his high eftate, child. Vol. IV. A

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SER M. less and reduced to poverty, was smitten

with fore disease. His friends came
about him, seemingly with the purpose
of administering comfort. But from a,
harsh and ill-founded construction of
the intention of Providence in his dis-
afters, they only added to his sorrows
by unjust upbraiding. Hence those
many pathetic lamentations with which
this book abounds, poured forth in the
most beautiful and touching strain of
Oriental poetry. In one of those hours
of lamentation, the feptiment in the
text was uttered; My soul is weary of
iny life ; a sentiment, which surely, if
any situation can justify it, it was al-
lowable in the case of Job.

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In situations very different from that of job, under calamities far less severe, it is not uncommon to find such a fentiment working in the heart, and sometimes breaking forth from the lips of men. Many, very many there are, who on one occasion or other, have experien

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