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3. 432. His unreasonable fears of death, 4. 8. Through redemp-
tion superior to the angels, 4. 437. Regardless of the dignity of
his nature, 4. 485. Less incomprehensible than the Godhead
alone, 4. 517. The cause of his misery, 5. 942. His birth and
death, 6. 344. His heart described, 7. 119.

Mankind mistaken ip their pursuits after happiness, I. 274.

Map of the earth described, i. 287.

Martyrs, the, realized the fictions of the Stoics, 6. 605.

Mead, Dr. addressed, 2. 40. Complimented, 4. 132.

Men of the world, wherein they differ from the real Christian,

8. 1094.

Milton, panegyric on, i. 451.

Ministers of God, a description of the, 9. 875.

Miracles, a definition of, 9. 1242. Their use, 9. 1247.

Misfortune, by what embittered, I. 319.

Moon, the, to be addressed by poets rather than the sun, 3. 37.

Day's sister, 9. 720. Her influence respecting the tides, 9.

1199. And stars, heaven's golden alphabet, 9. 1659. For

what end created, 9. 964.
Morality, true, defined, 4. 783.

Mortality, human, evinced by the gaieties of life, 9. 65.
Muse, frequent prostitution of the, 5-5.

N.

Narcissa, death and character of, 3. 76.

Nature, the fate of, dependent OR man, 9. 153. The speech of, 9.
2021. And man compared, 6. 690. The glass in which Gcd is
seen, 9. 1005.

Nebuchadnezzar, his story in Daniel, iv. 33. alluded to, 7. 533.

Necessity, the doctrine of, disproved, 7. 1289. 1301.

Night, a fine description of, I. 18.9. 54.9. 720. 1676. Its pre-
eminence over day, 5. 120. 9. 724. Half converts the atheist,
5. 176. The time when the worst of crimes are perpetrated, 9.
943. A friend to religion, 9. 747. Its beneficial influences,

9. 353. Sef Aadrets,

Nobility, wealth, and fame, the vanity of, 4. 98.

O.

Obligations, religious and moral, all rendered void on the plan of

infidelity, 7. 716.

Ocean, a description of the, 8. 168.
Oeconomy, true, described, 6. 530.

P.

Passions, the grandeur of, 7. 528. See Allegory. And powers, hu-
man, evince an immortality, 7. 63. Origin of the, 7. 524.



INDEX.



Patience and resignation, the pillars of human peace, 8. 1050.
Patriotism and bravery, chimerical, if there is no future state, 7.

158.

Peace and pleasure, whence derived, 8. 410.
Pelham, Mr. obliquely complimented, 8. 372.
Philander, his death elegantly described, 2. 655. The effects his last

sigh had upon the author, I. 345.
Philosophers, heathen, .praise of the, 9. 971. Their doctrines, 9.

1COO.

Piety, the basis of humanity, 8. 707. The blessings of, 8. 710.

The sole source of peace, 8. 690. And virtue compared, 8.

692.

Planets, an address to the supposed inhabitants of the, 9. 1 754.
Pleasure, true and false, described, 8. 925. See Allegory. Prove*

the existence of a future state, 7. 477. What it is, 8. 533. The

love of, universally predominant, 8. 539. And pride, by nature

foes, how reconciled, ?. 38. Compared with virtue, 8. 573.

The praise of, vindicated, 8. 577. The origin of, 8. 025. It*

purpose, and end, 8. 640. Nature of, 8. 66 1.
Pleasures, prohibited by conscience, unnatural, 8. 845. Various
. kinds of, pursued, 8. 545. 649. Dissipated, their sameness,

3- 373-
Poetry, and prose, their affinity, 5. 66.

Pope, Mr. panegyric on, i. 452.

Portland, the Dutchess of, addressed, 3. 2Q.

Praise, the love of, its effects, 7. 410. The abuse and use of it, 4.

351. The desire of, in what case justifiable, 7. 402. Love of

beneficial, 7. 410.
Prayer, secret, what it is, 8. 710. Fervent, its benefits, 8. 721.

An asylum in trouble, 9. 1352.
Present and future, the, compared, 7. 1430.
Pride and pleasure compared, 5. 1 6- Reconciled by wit, 5. 38. The

proper and improper objects of, 6. 1 26. In what respect dif-

ferent 'from every other vice, 8. 514.
Prince, the truly great, defined, 6. 362.
Procrastination, the danger of, I. 393.
Psalm xxiv. 7. paraphrased, 4. 274.
Punishment, often falls on the guiltless, I. 270.
Pursuits of mankind, what are the, 8. 89.
Pyrrhus, the advice to, exploded, 7. 380.



Questions, various, unresolvable, but on the supposition of an im-

mortality, 7. 606.
Quietism described, 4. 621.

R.

Reason, the slow growth of, an evidence of immortality, 7. 8i
What it is, explained, 7. 1441* The boasted friends of, described,



INDEX.



4. 768. Peculiar to man, 7. 1433. And instinct compared,

7.81. Divine, 6. 428.

Redemption of man, descant on the, 4. 2&6.
Reflection, the benefits of, 2. 376.
Religion, the blessings derived from, 4. 550. The dictates of, 7.

55- The proof of common sense, 9. 2046. Its effects on the

soul, compared to a release from prison, 4. 570.
Riches, of no avail in death, 5. 1004.
Ruin of man, from himself, 7. 1287.

S.

Scale of beings, 6. 716.

Scriptures, value of the, 7. 1360. The poetical parts of the, for-
gotten, 7. 1476. Why contemned by infidels, 8. 77-3.
Seasons, the, described, 6. 68c. Emblems of man, 6. 689.
Self-knowledge, the sum of wisdom, 4. 484.

applause, the prize of virtue, 7. 148.

defined, 7. 150. Love, two kinds of, 8. 873.

examination recommended, and directions for the practice of
it, 9. 1439.

Senses, extensive power of the, 6.420. Our, are divine, 6.428.
Sense, and wit, contrasted, 8. 1259. Distinguishes the brute from

man, 7. 1433.
Shame, the sensation of, for what purpose implanted in man,

.7- 345-

Silence and darkness, sisters, I. 28.
Sinner, the hardened, his wretched state, 9. 39.
Skies, mathematic beauties of the, 9. 1076. The book of wisdom

opened by night, 9. 1672. The, prove the being of a God,

9. 655.

Sky, tlie, not the habitation of God, 9. 778. The effects of con-
templating it, 9. 900.
Sleep, its approach described, 9. 2173. A fine description of,

9. 2178. The benefits of, 9. 2:83.
Soldier, peculiar hard fate of the, i. 257.
Solitude, the advantages of, 3. 6. The companion of safety, 5. 163.

What it is described, 5. 171.
Sorrow, the common lot of mankind, 1.267. The phial of God's

vengeance, I. 353. Ennobles and degrades our nature, I. 299.
Soul, immortality of the, evidenced by dreams, I. 92. Proved by

night, i. 103. By the stars, 9.1170. By sleep, i. 106. A

stranger here below, 5. 45;. For what end created, q. 1016.

Men ignorant of its value, i}f. What it is, 1.73. The value

of, 7.993. Proved by the elements, 7. 1117.
Speech, the advantage of, 2. 46^
Spirits, departed, their thoughts of men, 9. 2391.
Stars, and the moon, heaven's golden alphabet, 9. 1659. See

Address.



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INDEX.



Stars, fixed, their immense distance from the earth, 9. 1514.
Their origin, 9. 1951. Man's midnight counsellors, 9. 1178.
Instructive, 9. 634. Prove the being of a God, 9. 1298. Sup-
posed to be suns, 9. 746. Front whence sprung, 9. 1753. How
kept in their places, 9. 1 136. Address to them, 9. 1306. What
intended for, 9. 1156. Starry heavens, benefits arising from a
view of the, 9. 755.

Statesmen, the wiles of, 8. 344.

Station, high, described, 6. 288.

St. Evremont, implied censure on, 7. 1219.

Stoics, opinion of the, adduced by infidels as an argument against
immortality, 7. 5^9.

Subjects insisted on in the Night Thoughts, 5. 73.

Suicide, peculiar propensity of the English to, 5.442. A picture
of, 8. 1326. The cause of, defined, 5. 475. Despair, the chief
reason of, 8. 1324. The instruments used in, 8. 1330.

Superstition, the cruelty and popish bigotry of, displayed, 3. ifii.

T.

Tears, their different sources, 5. 522. Indulged, deseive shame,
3. 109.

Thought, a superfluity and misery, if the grave closes all our pro-
spects, 7. 759. Serious, the importance of, 8. 1360. And rea-
son, insufficiency of, in man, i. 84 Of death, how beneficial,

3- 33-

Thoughts, the importance of guarding our, 7. 95.

Time, fine description of the end or fall of, 9. 308. Noted from
its loss alone, i. 55. The avarice of, recommended, 2.52. Its
value, 2. 28. 51. Never duly estimated, 2. 98. The waste and
use of, \vhat, 2. 150. The nature of, explained, 2. 194. Its
treachery to man, 8. 119. And eternity, the meeting of, 9. 293.
See Allegory.

To-day, its deceptive resemblance to yesterday, 5. 397.

Tombs, instruction derived from the, 5.310.

Truth, description of, where it is deposited, and what it is in
itself, 4. 825.

Truths, signed by fate, 9. 2330.

U.

Unbelief defined, 7. 1144.

Understanding, the benefits and use of, 6. 449.

Universe, the threshold of the Deity, 9. 1734.

V.

Vice, in what instance it is virtue, 7. 146. A definition of, 9.



.

Vicious men, their enjoyments destitute of stability, 9. 49.

Virtue, alone, can inspire us with confidence in death, 2. 651. The
want of, want of thought, 3. 351. Attended with what conse-
quences^. 353. Gives variety to life, 3.368. The frailty of, 5. 139.



INDEX.



A crime if the doctrine of a future state is rejected, 7. 710., Suf-
fers here below, 8. 386. The fruit of piety, 8. 692. When to
be admired, 9. 409. Springs from self love, 7. 143. Lightens
the evils of life, 3. 382. 6. 477. The nature of, an argument of
immortality, 7. 141. Its durability, 6.312.

W.

Warnings, the use of, 2. 402.

Wealth, true, described, 6. 411.

Winter, as necessary and beneficial as the spring, 9. 483,

Wisdom, her admonitions, when most prevalent, 5. 275. And wit,
properly distinguished, 8. 1233. Worldly and divine compared,
5. 344. And folly, the difference between, 8. 1368. True, the
operations and advantages of, 8. 1247.

Wishes, proofs of immortality, 7. 113.

Wishing, the folly of, 4. 70.

Wit> a true description of, 8. 1226. 1254. Compared with sense,
8. 1259. See Allegory.

Woes, usually assail us in clusters, 3. 63.

World, this, defined, 8. 54. 138. 148. A school of wrong, 5. 164.
A point only in the creation, 5. 55. Contents of its history,
8. 102. A man of the, described, 8. 276. His argument iu
vindication of his pursuits, 8. 398. Much knowledge of the,
necessary to our safety, 8. 1275. The present, a grave, 9.91.
See Address.

Worth, true, described, 6. 334.

Y.

York, Mr. oblique compliment to, 8. 1030. Addressed, 4. I.
Youth, entering into the world, compared to a ship going fronv
port, 8. 180.



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