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MEDITATIONS on New Year's Day
The blessings granted to us by God in winter,
and to which we pay too little attention
Daily proofs which God gives us of his pro-
Several uses of fire
The care which providence takes of animals dur-
ing the winter season
The pleasures of winter
Vegetables which preserve their verdure in winter 16
The singular state of man when asleep.
The advantages of the climate we inhabit
The fertility which snow gives to the earth 23
Contemplation of the starry heavens
Discoveries made by means of the microscope 29
• The advantages of night .
Reflections on myself .
The hurt occasioned by extraordinary cold 35
The repose of nature during winter .
The wise ordinance of our globe
Short meditations on the works of God, drawn
from the holy scriptures
Wonders of the human voice
The duty of collecting our thoughts in winter 50
The fear of spectres
The rapidity with which human life passes away
The frost sometimes seen on glass windows 63
The use of bread
Our duty in regard to sleep
Revolutions which are constantly in nature 69
Every thing in nature tends to the good of man-
The influence which the cold has upon healtlı 74
A temperature always the same would not be
good for the earth
The use of stars.
The wonderful make of the eye
The flux and reflux of the sea .
The sun does not always appear.
The order established by God in regard to the
life and death of man.
Reflections on ice
The spherical form of our earth
On the short duration of suow
A short history of the creation
Bodily advantages the beasts have over us 105
The rain waters the earth, and makes it fruitful . 110
The images of death which winter affords .
Means to procure fire .
The equal distribution of the seasons
The utility of our senses
Elevation of the soul to God
Causes of heat and cold .
Singularities in the kingdom of minerals .
Daily proofs experienced of divine providence 126
Tranquillity of the night .
Winter is the image of our life
Use of mountains
Motives for confidence in God.
An invitation to contemplate God in the works of nature
The state of some animals during winter
Winds and tempests
The aurora borealis
The extreme'smallness of certain bodies
Winter gradually subsides
The human body relatively to its exterior parts . 151
The hope of spring
The wbite frost .
Variety of means which contribute to the fertility
The advantages the sea procures us
The difference between animals and plants 161
The uniformity and variety in the works of na-
Of the size and distance of the sun
The imperfect knowledge we have nf nature .
Use of vegetables
The construction of the human heart
The change of seasons
Several things which appear to be of no use 179
Harmony between the moral and physical world 181
The nature and properties of air
There is nothing new under the sun.
Caves in the mountains
Circulation of the sap in trees .
Our ignorance of our future state
The insensible approaches of night
Magnificence of God in his works
The arrangement of the seasons in other planets 197
Paternal cares of providence for the preservation
of our lives in every part of the world
Abuse of animals
The motion of the earth
The immense riches of nature
Wonderful construction of the ear
The milky way :
Reflections on the seeds of plants
The blue colour of the sky
Use and necessity of air .
Different soils of the earth
Necessity for repose at night
Size of our globe
Generation of birds
Prognostics of the weather
The situation of the sun.
Permanency of corporeal beings
The use of rain
Proofs which the works of the creation furnish
us of the goodness of God
Pleasing effect of the heat of the sun
Relation that all creatures have with one another 24%
The integral parts of water. .
The propagation of plants
Variety observable in the features of the face 249
God's universal care of his creatures
Flowers of the month of April.
The return of the birds
Use of forests
Fleasures whiich the contemplation of nature
Animals are causes for man to glorify God 261
The system of the world .
Reflections on the blossoms of trees.
Continual revolutions and changes in the earth. 268
An invitation to seek God in the works of nature 270
The dawn of day
Wonders of vision
Spring renews the face of the earth
The springing up of seeds
The chick in the egg
On the buds of flowers
Indefatigable labours of the bee
How providence has provided food for animals 286
The senses of animals
Order in the succession of flowers
The pleasure of cultivating fields and gardens 296
Reflections on grass
Sentiments which the contemplation of the sky
Fruitfulness of Plants .
Description of the beauties of spring
The language of animals.
The greatness and number of the creatures on
Spring is an emblem of the frailty of humau life,
and an image of death .
Spring is an emblem of the resurrection of the
The attractive power of bodies
Complaints of mankind, relative to certain incon.
veniences in the laws of nature
Sins we are apt to commit in spring
The harmony and patriotism among the bees.
The prodigious number of plants on the earth 327
Plurality of worlds
Difference between the works of nature and those
Leaves of trees
The reviving power of the sun .
The desires of the soul are infinite
The use of rivers
The variety of Aowers
The use of venomous plants and animals
The perfume of flowers
The multitude of animals