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demand nothing for their adoption and belief besides an humble and contrite heart."

Bunyan, in his Holy War, says, that Mr. Prejudice fell down and broke his leg : "I wish," adds the honest and (Mr. Southey himself does not refuse him the attribute) the matchless allegorist"he had broken his neck.” Cordially joining in this devout wish, and apologizing for the undesigned length and freedom of this desultory address, allow me, with every sentiment of regard and esteem, to subscribe myself,

My dear Sir,

Your much obliged and humble

Friend and Servant,

WM. JAY.

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This Advertisement is not in the nature of an apology. If the Work be good it needs none, if bad it deserves none. But it is to intimate the reasons of the Author's engaging so soon again in a similar Publication with the former. They were, the peculiar acceptance “The Morning Exercises for the Closet” have met

testimonies of their usefulness he has received ; and the various applications addressed to him by Christians and Ministers, (the names of some of whom it would seem vain were he to mention,) exciting him to send forth a companion to them for the Evening. He is fully aware that "the importunity of friends," so frequently urged by writers for their appearing before the Public, is a justification perhaps never sufficient, and not always very true Yet it is certain, that, but for this provocative, the following reflections had never seen the light.

The Author hopes, however, that this second series of three hundred and sixty-five Exercises to aid the retired Christian " at evening-tide to meditate,” will be no less approved and useful than the preceding number. He has not paid less attention in the selection and execution of the subjects--but that attention has been paid amidst the numerous engagements of an extensive charge, and through the greatest period of the Work also, under the anguish and anxieties of the most trying domestic affliction. He has no doubt but in seven hundred and thirty Exercises of this kind, the same thought and illustration sometimes, and perhaps nearly in the same words, may occur. But they occur in new positions and connexions; and the prevention was almost impossible. Many of his readers will perceive marks of that haste which was also inevitable; and they who are accustomed to composition themselves, will know how hard it is to write on any interesting and fertile topic, under the restraints of a great and prescribed brevity; and how unfriendly to ornament is perpetual effort at condensation. “If I have done well, and as is fitting the story, it is that which I desired: but if slenderly and meanly, it is that which I could attain unto."

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CONTENTS.

JANUARY

1. Our ignorance and know.

116. Following after God Rom. Ixlll.
Acts XX. 22, 23. 17. Genuine Piety

Gen. vil. 1.

2. The importance of Opportu-

18. God observes his People Gen, vii. 1.

nity

2 Cor. vi. 2. 19. The privilege of Godliness Gen. vii. I.
8. Angelic Students

1 Pet. i. 12. 20. The goodness of the Law 1 Tim. i. 8.
4. The Groundless Conclusion Gen. xlii. 36. 21. Religious equality

1 Sam. XXX. H.

6. The Seasonable Caution Mark xill. 33. 22. Loss of a good Servant Gen. XXXV. 8.

6. The Satistying Indulgence John xiv. 8. 23. The heavenly High Priest Rev. 1. 13.

7. Increase of Faith

Luke xvii. 5. 24. Pious Solicitude

Ps. xix. 14.

& Tenderness of Divine re-

25. Christians the Property of

gard

Zach. il. 8.

Christ

Rom. xlv. 8.

B. Past Dispensations impro-

26. Admonitions concerning

ved

Ps. lxxiv, 14.

the Right Way

2 Pet. II. 15.

10. The Nearness of God Acts xviL 27. 27. Spiritual Victory

1 John iv. 4

11. Christ owning Christians Heb. 11. 11. 28. Pryer presented by Christ Rev. vill 9, 4.
12 The awful Night
Dan. v. 30. 29. Divine Protection

Ps. cv. 14, 15.
13. Joseph naming his Sons Gen. xli. 51, 52. 30. Divine Providence

Ps. cv. 16--21.

14. Onesiphorus

1 Tim. I. 15-18. 31. Imperfections acknowledg.

15. Genueness of Christ 2 Cor. X. 1.

ed

James lli.

FEBRUARY

1. Paul deserted
2 Tim. iv. 16. 116. The True Riches

Heb. X. 9.
4. Paul assisted

2 Tim. iv. 17. 17. The distinguished Church Acts xiii. 1.
2. Paul encouraged

2 Tim. iv. 18. 18. Laban's acknowledgment Gen. XXX. 31.

4. An overruling Providence i Sam. xxi. 1. 19. John's Character and Asso-

8. Christian weakness

Cor. xii. 10.

ciates

Rev. I. 9.

6. Christian strength
2 Cor. xii. 10. 20. Our Watchers

Ps. xxvil. Il.
7. Acknowledgment and De-

21. Stephen observed

Acts vi. 15.
pendance

1 Thess. Ili. 11. 22. The Servant of God glorified Acts vi. 15.
&. The Mortal Body

Rom. viii. 10. 23. The Saviour's Promise and

9. The real Conflict

I Cor. ix. 26.

Presence

Matt. xxvIII. 20.

10. The invariable Practice Ps. xxxii. 6. 24. Submission

1 Sam. ill. 18.
11. Grace in the Wilderness Jer. xxxi. 2. 25. Unwilling Devotion 1 Sam. xxi. 7.
19. The child Samuel

1 Sam. iii. 15. 26. Review and Expectation Ps. Ixili. 7.
13. The Value of Christians Matl. X. 31. 27. The Strange Estimate James v. 11.
14. The Trembler

Acts xxiv. 25. 28. The Patience of Job James V. IL

15. The Force of Truth Acts xxiv. 25.

MARCH

1. Ephraim's Conversion Hosea xiv. 8. (17. Enoch's character

Gen. Y. 24,

2. The Promises

2 Cor. 1. 20. 18. What God is to his peo-

3. The grand Inquiry Acts xvi. 30.

ple

Ps. xxxiil. 20.

4. The satisfactory Answer Acts xvi. 31, 19. The Name Written Rev. xix. 16.

5. The wonderful Change Zech. ix. 7. 20. Jacob's dying Address Gen. xlix. 2,

6. The common Receptacle Eccles. Vl. 6. 21. True excellency

Gen. xlix. 4.

7. Divine Commendation Luke xxii. 28,29. 22. Stability recommended Gen. xlix. 4.
8. Disappointment and Envy Gen. xxx. 1. 23. The Prince and his Peo-
9. The sorrowless State Rev. xxi. 4.

ple

Ezek. xlvi. 10.
10. The regulated Worshipper Ezek. xlvi. 9. 24. The Devout Resolution Ps. v. 7.
11. The General Meeting Prov. xxii. 2 25. The Blessed Strait

Phil. i. 23.

12 Equality improved Prov. xxil. 2. 26. The Willing Sacrifice Phil. 1. 24, 25.

13. Restraint from Sin

Gen. xx. 6. 27. No Creature a substitute

14. Christ's concern for his dis.

for God

Gen. XXX. 2.

ciples
John xi. 15. 28. Gentleness

Gal. v. 22.
15. Constant respect to God Ps. xvi. 8. 29. Active Resignation 2 Sam. xv. 16.
16. The Precious and Safe

30. Faith, Love, and Hopo Col. I. 4, 5.

Foundation

1 Pet. 11. 6. 131. Spiritual engrafting James I. 21.

APRIL.

1. Christian Joy

John xvil. 13. (15. The Solemn Deprecation Ps. 11. 11.

2. The Important Hour John xil. 27, 28. 16. The Wanderers

1 Pet. II. 25.

3. The Eucharistic Hymn Matt. xxvi. 30. 17. Sanctification

Heb. ll. 11.

4. Simon bearing the Cross af-

18. Care resigned

1 Pet. v. 7.

ter Christ

Luke xxlil. 26. 19. Care engaged

1 Pet. V. 7.

3. Christ's Address to the

20. The Lilies

Matt. vi. 28.

Daughters of Jerusalem Lukexxiii. 27-3121. Helpers to the Truth 3 John 8.
6. Christ pierced

John xix. 34. 22. The proof of Sonship John vill. 42.

7. The double Effusion John xix. 34. 23. Divine Encouragement 1 Tim. 1. 16.

8. The Sight of the Great Sur-

24. Abraham's Devotion Gen. xiil. 1-

ferer

John xix. 37. 25. Prudential Advice

1 Tim. v. 23.

9. Joseph of Arimathea John xix. 38. 26. Intermediate Existence 2 Cor. v. S.

10. Christ the Life of Christians John xiv. 19. 27. Deliverances Improved i Sam. xvII. 37.

11. Nature

Job xxiii, 16. 28. The joyful Close

Acts xx. 24.

12 Providence

Job xxiii. 16. 29. Comfort and Tribulation' 2 Cor. 1. 4.

13. Grace

Job xxiil. 16. '30. Expectation of the Messiah Haggai 11. 7,

14, The Source of Comfort Cor. 1. 3.

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