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Hervey, James, 1714-1758.
The whole works of the Rev
James Hervey, A. M.



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4. Reflections on the assizes, 736

5. On Spiritual instruction from

natural things, • 736

6. Advice to one looking out for

a trade, . . 739

7. The character and duty of a

gospel minister, . 741

8. On attending public worship,

and the tmcerlainty of life, 744

9. On the intercession of Christ, 745

10. On the wonders of creation, 745

11. Advice to new married per-

sons, . . 746

12. On going to a meeting of the

clergy, . . 747

13. On the prospect of plenty, and

distance from relations, 747
1 1. On preaching the fulness of

Christ, . . 74a



CONTENTS.



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Let. 1,5. On the vanity of life, . 749

16. Thoughts on different sub-

jects, . . 749

17. On the nature and danger of

worldly prosperity, . 750

18. On a plentiful harvest, . 757

19. On the fulness and suitableness

of Christ, . . 758

20. Christ the believer's refuge, 759

21. On publishing his Medita-

tions, . . 760

22. The advantage of religious

conversation, . . 761

23. Thoughts on some of the

Thirty-nine Articles, 761

24. On the personality and divini-

ty of the Holy Ghost 766

25. Thoughts on some books 770

26. Proofs of the divinity of

Christ, . . 770

27. On the Holy Spirit's being the

object of divine worship, 773

28. On the imputation of Adam's

first sin, . . 774

29. Remarks on a passage of

Scripture, . . 774

30. Plan of his contemplations on

the night; of the study of
the Holy Scriptures, 78ti

31. Of promoting the spiritual

improvement of infirmary
patients, . . 788

32. On the same subject, . 789

33. On the death of friends, and a

firm faith, . . 789

34. His dislike of controversy, 791

35. On publishing his Medita-

tions, . . .792

36. On the plan of a Christian

Society, . . 792

37. On levity in conversation, and

attendance on public wor-
ship, . . . 792

38. On his Meditations, . 793

39. On a poem, entitled, The

Deity, . . . 794

40. The Christian's duty and

triumph, . . 794

41. Of the Holy Scriptures, 795

42. An instance of Christian deli-

cacy,

43. Sympathy with distress,

44. A narrative of conjugal afilic

tion, . .

45. The Bible to be chiefly stu-

died,

46. Of sanctified afilictions,

47. On the benefit of aflSictions,

48. Condolence on death,

49. Of the Puritan doctrine,

50. Of friendship,

51. An hospitable turn,
&2, The evil of adulation.



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Christ's presence at the mar-
riage of Cana vindicated, 801
Of acceptance with God, 805
Of assurance and Charity, 805
On the excellency of the

Scriptures, , 806

On the Sunday Thoughts, 809
Encouragement to one in

afHiction, . . 809

The duty and encouragement

of a gospel minister, . 810
On hospitality, . . 811

On various subjects, . 812

Of Zimmermannus, . 813

His method of catechizing, 814<
Comfort under spiritual dis-
tress, . . 814
Application of salvation the

work of the Divine Spirit, 815
On diligence in the ministry, 815
The laudable strife of a Chris-
tian, . . 816
The Christian spirit a char-

itable one, . . 816

Christian conversation, &c. 817
Of the mystic writers, &c. 817
Of self-elevation and assur-
ance . . 818
The comforts of Christianity a
powerful motive to holi-
ness, . . 818
Faith in a suffering Saviour
the foundation of a believ-
er's comfort, . 819
A faithful minister to be en-
couraged, 819
On Christian patience, 820
On presenting his Medita-
tions, . . 820
On miscellaneous subjects, 820
On the improvement of time, 821
A caveat against desponden-
cy, . . 821
On cleaving to Christ, . 822
A caveat against the fear of

death, . . 823

Comfort against the fear of

judgment, . • 824

The necessity of preaching

Christ, . . 825

On supply to a poor Chris-

tiian, . . . 826

On persuasion of the divine

mercy, • . 826

The excellency of humihty, 827
On spiritual sloth, . 827

On ministerial disesteem and

success, , . 827

Comfort against reproach, 828
On various subjects, . 828

The evil of unbelief, . 828

The felicity of communion
with Christ, . . 829



CONTENTS.



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'■•■■r- 0?,. On miscellaneous subjects, S29
9t. The promise of God the

Christian's shield, . 830
9j. Deliverance from trouble

matter of praise, . 830

9G. Of Christ a vicarious sacrifice,

&c. . . . 831

97. On boldness in Christ's cause, 831

98. On Christian conduct, . 832

99. On what is called honour, 832

100. On his father's distress, 832

101. Christian humility exempli-

fied, . . 833

102. Christ the foundation of the

Christian's joy, . 833

103. Reconciliation to God pre-

vious to our performing
holy duties, . 831

lOi. Of a companion for the sa-
crament, . . fSfi
- 10.5. Of Taylor on Original Sin, 837

lOG. On the success of books, 838

107. On Marshall on Sanctifica-

tion, . . 839

108. On mindingrelision in health, 840

109. Sympathy in affliction, 840

110. On obligations to a friend, 841

111. Self-examination recommend-

ed, . . . 841

112. Additions proposed to the

Remarks on Lord Boii'-ig-
broke, . 812

113. A plan of Theron and Aspa-

sio, . . 84G

114. A criticism on Heb. vi. 2. 847

115. On various subjects, . 848

116. The diiliculty of commenting

on Scripture, . 849

117. On esteeming the Bible, 850

118. On different subjects, . 851

119. On ancient History, . 851

120. Charity to be prudently

given, . . 852

121. Of scriptural criticism, 8j2

122. Of publishing Theron and

Aspasio, . . 853

123. On miscellaneous subjects, 853

124. On the same subject, 854

125. On his Theron and Aspasio,854

126. On a chronological manu-

script, . . 855

127. On Hodge's Elihu, . 855

128. On Fowler's Design of Chris-

tianity, . 855

129. On his Theron and Aspasio, 856

130. On different books, . 856

131. On his epistolary insolvency,857

132. Mr. Walker's character, and

of the rules of his religious
society, . . 857

133. How writings are successful, 858
131. Remarks on some books, 8J8
135. On the same subject, . 859



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The author's wishes for him-
self, . . . 8,59
Scrijjtural criticisms, . 859
A specimeti of Houbigant's

criticisms, . . 860
On the same subject, . 861
On his Theron and Aspasio, 863
Comfort and advice to two

malefactors, , 863

Plan of a supplement to

Theron and Aspasio, 865
Advice to a physician, 866

On the state of the saints

after death, . 867

On various subjects, . 868
Of Saurin's sermons, , 869

Burnham's behaviour at his
death censured. The con-
version of a libertine, 869
The value of life, . 871

Of Marshall's book. Scrip-
ture criticisms, . 872
On different subjects, 873
On Christ's ability and wil-
lingness to save, . 873
How to manage controversy, 874
A caution against the fear of

man, , 875

Why many learned men
treat religion with indiffer-
ence, . , , 876
On Bogatzky's Golden Trea-
sury, . . 877
On not remedying some
grievances : and instances
of plain dealing about reli-
gious concerns, . 878
On neglecting to preach

Christ, . , 879

Some remarks on not preach-
ing Christ, . . 880
Plan of a supplement to

Theron and Aspasio, 883
On different subjects, 884

On assurance of salvation, 885
A doctrinal tenet censured.
A character of some
books, . , 885

Character of some writings, 886
On various subjects, . 887

On the same subject, . 888

On courage for the cause of
Christ. The benefit of
affliction exemplified, 888
A sense of the love of Christ
a strong consolation against
the fear of death, . 889
Unbelief the reigning sin of

the nation, . 890

Scriptural difficulties, 890

Character of Grey's last words
of David, . .891



CONTENTS.



Pag-e
Let. 171. A character of some scriptur-
al poems, . S91

172. Marshall defended, • 892

173. Of improving time, . 892

174. A proof of a future state

of happiness. Luther's
hymn, . . 892

175. On miscellaneous subjects, 891-

176. On the Earnest Invitation.

A solemn prayer suited to
it, . . . 894

1-77. Comfort under afflictions. A
character and extract of
the Battle of the Sexes, 898

17S. Of being courageous for

Christ, . . 898

179. On different subjects, . 899

180. The hope of glory a strong

incitement to duty, 900

181. On different subjects, . 900

182. A caution against despair, 901
.183. Gospel doctrine tends not to

licentiousness. Character
of one not fit for being a
companion, . 902

184. On giving a rose to a lady, 905

185. On different subjects, D05

186. On the same subject, . 906

187. Advice to physicians, 907

188. On different subjects, 908

189. Scripture criticisms, . 908

190. Thoughts on the Ijetters on

Thcron and Aspasio, 909

191. A Scripture criticism, 909

192. On different subjects, . 910



Let. 193. On profaning the Lord's day,
reproof, different O[)inions,
&c. . . '-10

194. On resignation, and an in-



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195. On different subjects,

196. On JMr. Wesley's u::^,;

dealing.

197. On Mr. Wesley's letter,

198. On the comforts that attend

relij^ion. . . 013

199. On Mr. Wesley's letter, 913
20(). The excellency of the know-
ledge of (hi ist. . 9!4'

201. On a week's preparation for

the sacrament, . 91-t.

202. On his answer to Mr. Wes-

ley, . . 915

203. On the Letters on Theron

and As]ia*io, . 915

204. On Witherspoon's Essay, til'i

205. Scri])ture criticisms, . 916

206. On Fletcher's Purple In-

land, . . nr

207. On Alsop's Anti-Sozzo, 9:9

208. Caution against judging of

men s sl-ites, . i;2J

209. Gospel doctrines known by

their fruits, . . 921

Jacobi Hervey de libro Jobi epis-

tola ad Carolum Thayer, 92.5
A translation of this letter, 925

On the death of the Reverend

Mr. James Hervey, . 928

Character of Mr. Hervey's Writ-
ings, • ... 923



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THE REV. JAMES HERVEY.



A REGARD to eminent writings, wliich dis- '
pliiy genius, ler.rning, oitliodoxy, and piety,
iiatunilly excites a desire to be acquainted
with the writer; and this desire is the
stronger, when these vvri tings are not only
tniJy excellent in themselves, but are mii-
versally admired, eagerly read by good peo-
ple of aJl denominations, and calculated to
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