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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.
On Integrity as the Guide of Life.
PROVERBS, xi. 3. The integrity of the upright shall guide
On Submission to the Divine Will.
Job, ï. 10. Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and
PROVERBS, xxvii. 10. Thine own friend, and thy father's
On the Conduct to be held with regard to Future Events.
Boast not thyself of to-morrow ; for thou
knowest not what a day may bring forth.
On following the Multitude to do Evil.
Exodus, xxiii. 2. Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do
On the Compassion and Beneficence of the Deity.
[Preached before the Society for the Benefit of the Sons of the Clergy of
the Established Church of Scotland, 20th May, 1796.]
JEREMIAH, xlix. 11. Leave thy fatherless children ; I will pre-
PROVERBS, X. 28. The hope of the Righteous shall be glad-
On the proper Disposition of the Heart towards God.
Acts, xvii. 28. In him we live, and move, and have our
PROVERBS, xviii. 14. The spirit of a man will sustain his in-
firmity : but a wounded spirit who can bear?
On all Things working together for Good to the Righteous.
ROMANS, viii. 28. We know that all Things work together for
Good to them that love God, to them who are the Called
Originally the first Sermon of the Fifth Volume.
[Preached 18th April, 1793, on the Day of a National Fast appointed by
Government, on occasion of the War with the French Republic.]
PSALM cxxii. 6, 7, 8, 9. Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem;
they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls,
and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and
companions' sake, I will now say, Peace be within thee. Be-
cause of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek thy
2 Kings, 4. 13. Say now unto her, “. Behold thou hast been
careful for us with all his care ; what is to be done for
Wouldst thou be spoken for to the King, or to the
“ Captain of the Host ?" And she answered, “I dwell among
[Preached at the Celebration of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.]
PSALM lxxiii. 28. It is good for me to draw near to God. 281
On the Immortality of the Soul, and a Future State.
2 CORINTHIANS, v. 1. For we know, that if our earthly house
of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God,
an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 310
Romans, xii. 21. Be not overcome of evil; but overcome evil
On a Life of Dissipation and Pleasure.
PROVERBS, xiv. 13. Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful ;
and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
On thé Conscience void of Offence.
Acts, xxiv. 16. Herein do I exercise myself, to have always a
[Preached in the Evening after the Celebration of the Sacrament of the
LUKE, xxiv. 50, 51. And he led them out as far as to
Bethany; and he lift up his hands and blessed them: And
it came to pass while he blessed them, he was parted from
them, and carried up into Heaven.
Romans, xii. 18. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you,
On Religious Joy, as giving Strength and Support to Virtue.
NEHEMIAH, viü. 10. The joy of the Lord is your
On the Folly of the Wisdom of the World.
1 CORINTH. ü. 19. The wisdom of this world is foolishness
On the Government of Human Affairs by Providence.
PROVERBS, xvi. 9. A man's heart deviseth his way; but the
2 CORINTH. v. 10. For we must all appear before the judg-
ment-seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things
done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it