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Comparison, 387

Death, joyous expectation of,
Companionship, 57

772
Compassion, 558

triumph over, 764
Complaints, 384

Debatement, 454
Concealment, 681

Deceivers, 194
Condemnation, 733

Defects, natural, 221
Confidence, 24

Deformity, mental, 86
Conflict, 545

Delays, dangerous, 248, 547
mental, 701

Delights, 346
Connivance, 143

violent, 653
Conquest, 534, 537

Delusion, 49, 654
Conscience, 164, 276, 345, Dependance, 40, 450
455, 499, 656

Depravity, 79, 91
guilty, 308, 693 Desertion, 21
Consideration, 557

Desires, violent, 484
Consolation, 714

Despair and hope, 44
Contamination, 692

Destiny, 399
Content and ambition, 239 Determination, 197

discontent, 213 Detraction, 34
Contention, 322, 476, 481 Development, 93

evil of, 765 Devotion, 713, 763
Contentment, 15, 47, 191 Discernment, 698
Conversion, 749

Discipline, 193, 390
Corruption, 341, 441

Discontent and content, 213
Courage, 45, 690, 691 Discordance, 336
Counsel, ill-timed, 700 Discretion, 328, 620
Courses, bad, 280

Disease, 126
Courtesy, pretended, 116 Disguise, 182
Courtier and peasant, 218 Disinterestedness, 200
Cowardice and courage, 337, Disquietude, 202
666

Dissimulation, 35
patience, 135 Distrust, 255
Craftiness, 496

Divine superintendence, 716
Crime, 325

Drunkenness, 376, 382, 590,
Crisis, 136

677
Crosses and cares, 767 Duelling, 556
Cruelty, insecure, 296 Duplicity, 68, 358

and lenity, 131 Duty, 433, 559
Cultivation, mental, 602

neglected, 142
and sterility, 114
Custom, 36

Earth, nature's mother, 235

Elevation, 17, 514
Dalliance, 637

Elocution and action, 606
Daringness, 473

Eloquence, silent, 111
Death, 19, 170, 173, 251, 517, Energy, 244
720, 721, 722

Envy, 332
joy in, 769, 770

- influence of, 509

-s, new, 270

Equanimity, 549

Friends, 465, 595
Equivocation, 652

- departed, 226
Evil, 283

parting, 706
and good, 132, 237, 419 unstable, 315
-S, 28, 250

Friendship, 58, 404
Exaltation, 157, 203

cold, 160
Examination, self, 622

faithless, 480
Example, 243

hollow, 272, 477
and precept, 123,

with the wicked,
644

234
Exasperation, 423

Frivolity, 572
Excellence, 394

Future, 550
Excess, 165, 347

and past, 5, 211
Exertion, self, 247

Futurity, 402
Expectations, 240
Experience, 254,372, 393
Exposure, self, 696

Gifts, bartered, 331
Extenuation, 608

not our own, 1, 2
Extremes, 699

God, authority from, 759
Extremity, 112, 686

Christian's hope, 751
pleading with, 753

the widow's friend, 754
Face, 457

-'s care over his creatures,
Falsehood, 71

748
Fame, 22, 66, 109, 470

procedure, 323
Famine and plenty, 445

Glory, 321
Farewell and welcome, 259

and wealth, 177
Fashion, 271

worldly, 90
Father, 446

Gold, 389, 396, 397
Faults, 167

Good and evil, 132, 237, 419
-extenuation of, 3

Goodness, 362
Fear, 65, 309, 326, 355, 501

Grace, 717, 718, 757
and love, 133

its conflict, 174
-sloth, 486

Gratitude, 461
Fickleness, 67, 141

Greatness, 427, 518
Fidelity, 17, 156, 434, 553, Grief, 14, 179, 246, 491, 646,
554, 669

658
conjugal, 395

and joy, 356
Flattery, 82, 146, 508, 420

Guile, 63
Folly, 269

Guilt, 452, 503, 702
and wisdom, 267

terrors of, 734
Foolery, 155
Forbearance, 603

Habit, 655
Forgiveness, 673

Happiness, 59
Forethought, 566, 567, 676

human, 512, 513
Fortitude, 148, 329, 694

real, 238
Fortune, 120, 220

Heaven, 755
Frailty, 407, 528

Home, 535

--S, 350

-S, 97

Honesty, 596

Justice, public, 128
Honour, 400, 422, 431, 592, retributive, 206
594

self, 593
and policy, 589

severe, 313
-s, 23, 439
Hope, 175, 548
and despair, 44

Kindness, 581, 600, 670

Kings, 166, 429
Humanity, 588

Knowledge, 104, 105, 106,
Humility, 428, 565, 768

386, 542, 560
feigned, 192

and virtue, 176
Hypocrisy, 64, 88, 302, 410,
504, 723

Labour, 124, 130
Imagination, 353, 375 Lamentation, 42

Learning and wisdom, 284
Imbecility, 462

Lenity, 587
Impediments, 52

and cruelty, 131
Imperfection, 478, 561

Licentiousness, 95
Impiety, 37

Life, 199, 212, 219, 242, 515,
Implacability, 678

527
Indulgence, over-, 471

brevity of, 342, 724, 778
Inexperience, 408

human, 305, 333
Infatuation, 343, 344

instability of, 521
Infection, 252

suspension of, 474
Infirmity, 230

Love, 228, 264, 275, 312, 349,
Ingratitude, 415, 424, 438,

354, 403, 447, 449, 459
488, 580, 610, 667

decay of, 256
Injuries, 584

and fear, 133
Insinuations, 51, 306
Inspection, self, 426, 604
Intellectual advancement, 62 Magnanimity, 684
Intemperance, 16, 334, 555 Malice, 215, 432
Interest, self, 9

Man, difference in, 169
Interposition, 92

fall of, 727
frailty of, 99, 528

not a slave to sense, 107
Jealousy, 374, 453, 460, 651 to be studied, 490
Jests, 268, 338, 569

and woman, 363
Joy and grief, 356

-'s estimation, 233
Judging, 688

Mankind, 91, 294
impartiality of, 524

variableness of, 310
Judgment, 101, 184, 301 Manners, 122
divine, 732

Marriage, 367, 413, 414, 635
and taste, 286 Means of Heaven, 536
Justice, divine, 74

Meekness, 425
due to heaven, 299 Melancholy, 231, 273, 674

Men, their characters, 190 Opportunity, present, 258
dying, 8

Oppression, 80, 411, 444, 664,
wise, 6

665
Mercy, 72, 119, 680, 705, 728 Order, universal, 378

pretended, 204
Mercies, 729, 730
Merit, 117, 118

Pardon, 359
Mind, 113, 531, 619

Passion, 388, 703
- disordered, 371

and reason, 585
-s, weak, 60, 78

-S, mental, 201
Mildness, 577, 578

Past and future, 5, 211
Miracles and means, 27

Patience, 249, 330, 597, 598,
Mirth and sorrow, 468

621
Mischief, 207

and cowardice, 135
Misconception, 115

Peace, 435
Misconstruction, 180

Peasant and courtier, 218
Modesty, 61, 526

Performances and promises,
Mortality, 279

129
Murder, 736, 737

Perseverance, 576
and treason, 205 Persuasion, 579

Pirates, prodigality of, 365

Pleasure, 370
Name, 463

and knowledge, 530
good, 216

·labour, 130
Nature, 607, 614

Plenty and famine, 445
and art, 33

Poetry, 391
human, 139, 186, 288 Policy, 458
418

and honour, 589
perverted, 236 Pomp, 227
weakness of, 183

and power, 304
News, 171, 563

Popularity, 295
Novelty, 26

Poverty and pride, 377
desire of, 522

riches, 181, 265
Power, 36, 456

insolence of, 222
Oath, 562

· loss of, 274
-s, solemnity of, 540

- mental, 357
Obduracy, 766

- and pomp, 304
Obedience, 140, 161

- supernatural, 760
Observation, 616

Practice and theory, 159, 475
Obstinacy, 94

Praise, 583
Occupation, 380, 381

false, 70
Office, 178

self, 153, 443
Omnipotence, 324

Prayers, 41
Opinion of things, 440
--S, modern and pre-

feigned, 761

insincere, 196
sent, 4

Precept and example, 123
Opportunity personified, 532 Precipitancy, 412, 623

Prediction, 253

Sarcasm, 266
-s, 519, 520

Satan, 84
Prejudice, 121

Satiety, 340
Prevention, 172

Secrecy, 516
Pleasure and knowledge, 530 Security, confident, 311
Pride, 32, 46

Selfishness, 483
effects of, 189

Servants, faithful, 661
- and poverty, 377 Severity, 657

-'s mirror, 32, 225 Servi 495
Principle, want of, 469 Servitude, 675
Procrastination, 38

Shakspeare's apostrophe to his
Profligacy, 448

soul, 779
Prosperity and adversity, 263

cure of self-love,
Protection, divine, 762

777
Providence, 25, 715, 740

detestation of a
Provocation, 731

theatrical life, 775, 776
Prudence, 162, 697

his faith and hope
Punishment, 451

in Christ, 780

-humility, 773, 774
Qualifications, 464

on the shortness
of life, 778

Sight, clearest, 307
Reason, 379, 388, 543, 582, Silence, 352, 472, 498
687

Simplicity, 339, 679
and passion, 585 Sincerity, 29, 31, 573, 611
Rebellion, filial, 96

Slander, 217, 398
Reconciliation, 689, 704 Solemnity, 262
Recreation, 43

Somnambulism, 511
Redemption, 727

Sorrow, 30, 289,318,405, 436,
Reflection, 685

507, 510, 539,599
Reformation, 741

and mirth, 468
Reparation, 618

-s, past, 683
Repentance, 98

subdued, 102
false, 744, 745, Soul, 719
746, 747

Sovereignty, divine, 756
true, 742, 743 Station, 300
Repose, 591

Sterility and cultivation, 114
Reputation, 53

Strength, danger of reliance
Resignation, 487,541, 660 in, 303

want of, 758 Stubbornness, 195
Resolve, 506

Studies, 605
Retirement, devotional, 771 Studiousness, over-, 285
Retribution, 317

Submission, 564, 609, 626,
Revenge, 373, 505

738,739, 750
Reverence, 314

Sufferance, 544
Riches, 223, 282

Sufferings, 210, 229
and poverty, 181, 265 Suicide, 546, 575
Rumour, 55, 56, 292 Supplication, 725

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