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THE scheme of christian and philosophical necessity afferted,
preface to

CHAPTER 1.

Neceffity defined. Short account of fate, and the order ob.

served in the chain of things. Neceffity perfealy compatible

zvish voluntary.freedom.

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CH A PT ER II.

Man a compound þeing... Senjarion tbe only fource of his ideas.

The foul's extenü ve dependence on the body, during their
present state of conned on:- Annrgument, drawn from thence,
for the necefety of buuan jolil insz Queries, proposed to ibe
offerters of lif:Uleierminerin:

CHAPTER IIT.

Probable equality of human souls. Brutes themselves not merely

maierial. Necitary confiftent with the morality of actions ;

and with reward and punishment, praise and blame; and

with the retributions of ihe judgment day. No certainty,

nor posibility, of a final juarment, on the Arminian prin-

ciples of chance and Jelf attermination. Anti-necessitarians

unable to cope with infidels. Co incidence of chriftian pre-

destination with philofophical neceffity

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CH A P T E R IV.

Specimen of Scripture attestations to the doktrine of neceffiry.

Probable, that men ari, by nature, uncivilized animals.

Total dependency of all events, and of all created beings, on

God

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CHAPTER V.

Proofs that Chrift himjelf was an absolute necessitarian. This

argued from j- veral palaces in his fermon on the mount ;

from his miracles; froin vis fore knowledge; from his pro-

phecies; from his occasional aeclaracions; and frim the

whole hijtory of his life ana deuth recorded in the gospels

CHAPTER VI.

Necesity, in the moral world, analogous to attraction, in the

natural. Prodigious lengih, 10 which Des Cartes is fard 10
bave carried his idea of free-will. Mors and fatum,

wby

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why reciprocated by the antient Romans.

God the fole
citerminer of human life and death. Shocking attempts of

jime modern Free-willers 10 divest the Divine Being, nit

only of his decrees and providence, but of his preference a so 74

CHAPTER VII.

The supposed glo.miness of nevojity refuted. Origin of dottrinal

neceffity. Concije hijloy, und jummary, of Manich eism.

Metbidifts more grois Manickaans thin Manes bimjelf.

Remarkable conversation-pieces of three modern philoso-

phizers. The Writminfter and other assemblies of divines

svin ticated. Arminianism tjelf, ubea bard pojken!, com-

pelled to take refuge in necesity. Conclusion of this Ejay 88

Α Ρ Ρ Ε Ν DIX.

Consisting of a differtation on the linfible qualities of matter 115-142

Advertisiment 10 the coilection of letters

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Letter

I.

Mr. Toplady do. M.::

II.

i Ngarantis

III.

M. Philips

149.

IV.

Mr:Katter ::

151

V,

Mo, Boisciale

152

VI.

Mr.N. ..

154

VII.

B:5:15;

157

VIII.

Ambrose Serle, Eq:

ibid

IX.

Mrs. G.

159

X.

Mr. Samuel Naylor

160

XI.

Mr. B. E.

161

XII.

Richard Hill, Esq.

163

XIII.

Mr. Bacon

165

XIV.

Ambrose Serle, Esq.

XV.

Rev. Dr. B. of Salisbury 169

XVI.

Mrs. S. H.

171

XVII.

Ambrose Serle, Esq.

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XVII.

Richard Gill, Esq.

174

XIX.

Mr. Ryland, Jun.

179

XX.

Rev. Mr. P.

177

XX.

Mrs. Macaulay

188

XXII.

Mrs. Macaulay

XXIII.

Rev. Dr. Gifford

194

XXIV.

Rev. Mr. B. P.

195

XXV.

Rev. Mr. Romaine

199

XXVI.

Ambrose Serle, Elij.

XXVII.

Mr. Pollard

203

XXVIII,

Mr. Burgers

XIX.

Ambrose Serle, Esq.

206

XXX.

Mrs. Macaulay

208

X X.

Ambrose Serle, Esq.

XXXII.

Ambrole Serle, Esq.

XXXIII.

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An answer to a question, u hether an highwayman or a cheat-

ing tradesmon is the bonefter perfon

310

Juvenile poenis on jacred subjects

313
Preface

315

Petitionary hymns

317

Euchariffic hymns

350
Paraphrafes on seleet parts of holy writ

365

Occasional pieces on the death of friends

385

An appendix, conffling of several pieces not properly reducible
to any of ihe preceding beads

392

Poetical compofitions, writien in mature years.

I.

Žaibe Holy Spirit

403

II.

A contemplation, suggested by Rev. vii. 9-17 ibid

Ill. Happiness found

406

IV. AMilion

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V.

9 be method of salvation

408

VI.

The evil heart

409

VII. T by kinga m come

i ibis

VIII.

The propitiation

410

IX. Ajurance of faith

ibid

X.

To be Bielid Spirit

411

XI. Digine breathings

XII. Pfilm cxlvii. 1.

413

XIII. Hebrews X. 19. We have boldness to enter into
the holieft by the blood of Jesus

ibid

XIV. A propitious gale longed for

414

XV.

All in and

415

XVI. Weak believers encouraged

ibid

XVII. Christ the light of his people

417

XVUI.

Leaning on ihe Beloved

XIX. Before bearing

419

XX. A morning hymn

420

XXI.

A chamber hymn

ibid

XX!I.

A prayer, living and dying

422

XXII. To the Trinity

423

XXIV.

2 Tim i.

9. Who hath saved us and called us

with an hely calling ; not according 10

Vorks, but according to his own purpose, and

grace, which was given us before ihe world

began

424

XXV. He haib borne our griefs, &c.

425

XXVI. Faith in the promijes

XXVII. Divine aid

ibid

XXVIII. Almighty power

427

XXIX Miercy experienced

ibid

XXX.

Fervent defire

XXXI. Written in illness, Pfalm civ. 34. My mưaituiion

of him jõull be ywell

429

XXXII. Tbi ajig believer 10 bis cal

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