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the Life, has occupied several years of constant labour, and has been pursued unremittingly, and at the sacrifice of health, by a regular devotion to it, of all the time, that could be spared from professional duties.

In preparing the Memoir, the Life by Dr. Hopkins, which is the testimony of an eye-witness, has been incorporated; and the quotations are marked in the usual way, except where the paragraphs are seriously altered by the insertion of new matter. In the last chapter, 'free use is made of a brief sketch of the Life and Character of Mr. Edwards, (also the testimony of an eye-witness,) by a gentleman connected with the college at Princeton, probably Dr. Finley, inserted in the first edition of the Treatise on Original Sin; as well as of a well written review of the Worcester Edition of his works, in the Christian Spectator.' To a friend I am indebted, for the very brief account of the two Treatises on Original Sin, and the Freedom of the Will.

The works, heretofore published, are taken from the English Edition, as far as it contained them, with out alterations of the language. The notes of its editor, Dr. Williams, are marked with a W. at the end, and have been retained by request.

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CHAPTER I.

His Descent. Family of Edwards. Family of Stoddard. His Fa-

ther's Family.

9

CHAPTER II.

His Birth and Education. Earliest Productions of his Pen.

19

CHAPTER III.

Habits of Study. Early Productions. Notes on the Mind.

CHAPTER IV.

Early Productions continued. Notes on Natural Science.

41

CHAPTER V.

Early Religious Productions. “ Miscellanies." “ Notes on the

Scriptures." Early Religious Impressions. His Personal Nar.

rative.

55

CHAPTER VI.

Licensure. Residence in New York. Personal Narrative continued.

His Seventy Resolutions.

63

CHAPTER VII.

His Diary

75

CHAPTER VIII.

His Tutorship. Sickness. Invitation to Northampton. Personal

Narrative continued. Diary concluded.

95

CHAPTER IX.

Settlement in the ministry at Northampton. Situation of things at

the time of his settlement. Attention to Religion in the Parish.

Course of Study. Habits of Life. Marriage. Death and Cha-

racter of Mr. Stoddard. Sickness of Mr. Edwards. Death and

Character of his Sister Jerusha. His first Publication.

107

CHAPTER X.

Remarkable Revival of Religion, in 1734, and '35. Its Extent and a

Power. Manner of treating Awakened Sinners. Causes of its

Decline. Religious Controversy in Hampshire. Death of his

Sister Lucy. Characteristics of Mrs. Edwardş. Remainder of

Personal Narrative.

120

CHAPTER xi.

Narrative of Surprising Conversions. His views of Reviyals of Re-

ligion. Remarkable Providence at Northampton. "Five Dis-

courses. Mr. Bellamy a resident of his family. History of Re-

demption. Extra-Parochial labours of Mr. Edwards. Serinon at

Enfield. Funeral Sermon on the Rev. W. Williams.

137

CHAPTER XII.

Commencement of a second Great Revival of Religion, in the Spring

and Summer of 1740. Visit of Mr. Whitefield at Northampton.

Impulses. Judging of the Religious Character of others. Letter

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to his Daughter. Letter to a young Lady in Connecticut. Lay

Preaching. Letter of Rev. G. Tennent. Sermon at New-Ha-

ven. Distinguishing Marks of a work of the Spirit of God. Pre-

face by Mr. Cooper and Mr. Williams. Mr. Samuel Hopkins.

CHAPTER XIII.

Temporary Abatement of Religious Attention. Letter to Mr. Bel-

lamy. Missionary Tour. Success at Leicester. Mr. Hopkins

becomes a member of his family. Mr. Buell's successful labours

at Northampton. Mr. Edwards' Narrative of the Revival at North-

ampton, in 1740, '41, '42. Covenant entered into by the Church. 157

CHAPTER XIV.

Mrs. Edwards. Her solemn self-dedication. Her uncommon disco-

veries of the Divine Perfections and Glory; and of the Excellency

of Christ. Remarks concerning them.

171.

CHAPTER XV.

Extent of the Revival of 1740, '41, '42. Auspicious opening, Op-

posed by its enemies; and injured by its friends. Thoughts on

the Revival in New-England.” Attestations of numerous minis-

ters. Causes of its decline. Influence of Mr. Whitefield, Mr.

Tennent, and others. Inflence of Mr. Edwards' Publications in

Scotland. Great Revival of Religion there. His correspondents

in that country. Letter to Mr. M'Culloch, Answer to do. Let-

ter from Mr. Robe.

191

CHAPTER XVI.

First Interview with David Brainerd. Separations from Churches.

Letter to Rev. Mr. Whitman. Correspondence with Mr. Clap.

Character of that gentleman. Sermon at the Ordination of Mr.

Abercrombie. Letter to Mr. M'Culloch. Views of the Prophe-

cies, relative to the Church. Sermon at the Ordination of Mr.

Buell.

203

CHAPTER XVII.

Mistakes extensively prevalent at this time, as to the nature and evi-

dences of True Godliness. “ Treatise on Religious Affections."

Design and Character of the Work. Republished abroad. Letter

from Mr. Gillespie concerning it. Letter from Mr. Edwards to

Mr. M'Culloch. * Reply to Mr. Gillespie. Proposal made in Scot-

land, for United Extraordinary Prayer. Efforts of Mr. Edwards to

promote it. Letter to Mr. M'Culloch.

“Humble Attempt to

promote Extraordinary Prayer."

CHAPTER XVIII.

Arrival of David Brainerd at Northampton. His sickness and death

at the house of Mr. Edwards. His papers. Death of Jerusha, the

second daughter of Mr. E. Her character. Correspondence of

Mr. B. with Rev. John Erskine. Abstract of Mr. E.'s first Letter

to Mr. Erskine. Plan conceived of the Freedom of the Will.

Death of Col. Stoddard. Kindness of Mr. Erskine. Letter of

Mr. E. to him. Second Letter from Mr. Gillespie. Letter to Mr.

M'Culloch. Letter to Mr. Erskine. .Letter from Mr. Willison.

Life and Diary of Brainerd. Letters to Messrs. Erskine, M'Cul-

loch, and Robe. Ordination of Rev. Job Strong. Anecdote of

Rev. Mr. Moody. Letter of Mr. E. to his daughter Mary, Se.

cond Letter to Mr. Gillespic.

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