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ADDISON, Joseph, Esq. quotations from, 7, 8, 171
account from, of an infidel in France,

17
pleasing death of,

54
prefers the Psalms to Pindar and Horace, 267
Adolphus, Gustavus, spent much time in prayer,

57
Adrian, address of, to his soul at death,

286
Africa, inhabitants of,

277
Aikins's favourable account of the Methodists,

Addenda.
Alexander, Dr. Disney, conversion of,

71
Alfred, King, great diligence and devotion of,
Allix, reflections of, on Scripture, recommended,

303
Alphonsus, King, read the bible fourteen times over,

299
Altamont, affecting death of,

22, 24
America, example of, on religious liberty,

147, 148
inhabitants of,

277
Anatomy, sketch of,

326
Animals, amphibious, species of,

325
Anonymous, author, quotations from,

7
gentleman, affecting death of,

24, 26
deist, conversion of,

39
gentleman, wickedness, conversion, and death of,

40, 41
Antitheus, unhappy death of,

27, 28
Antiphanes, an ancient author, on a future state,

182
Apostacy, antichristian,

137
Archdeacons, number of,

77
Arguments, four main, for the truth of scripture,

104
Ark, Noah's, contents of,

196
Asia, inhabitants of,

277
Association, of clergymen, at Manchester,

332
Associations, of dissenting ministers,

333
Atheism, books against,

182, 183
Atheists have appeared in every age,

280
Atheist,

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Atheist, shocking death of an,
Augustine, for a devout spirit, noted,
Aukland, Lord, quotation from a speech of,
Authors, ascetic, devout but superstitious,

royal and noble, since the conquest,
Aylmer, Bishop, on the character of women,

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103
321

74
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222
299

B.

Babylon, prophecies concerning, conclusive,

107, 108
Bacon, Lord, thought of, on deism,

86
some account of,

Ibid.
declaration of, on the gospel,

243
Bankrupts, seldom afterwards pay their credit,

330
Baptism, office of, an hardship on the clergy,

160
Barnes, Joshua, read his small bible 120 times over,

297
Bartholin, Dr. awakened to seek God,

274
Barnard, Sir John, eminent for devotion,
Barruel, on Jacobinism,

335
on the French clergy,

228
Bath, Earl of, devoted his leisure to prayer and the bible, 248
Beauties, of scripture, where found,

262
Beattie, Dr. on the causes of infidelity,

303
a fine quotation from,

304, 305
Beings, human, number of,

325
Belisarius, began the 1260 years of scripture,

166, 175
Belgium, unhappy condition of,

233
Bernard, St. hymn of, on the name Jesus,

321
Beza, intimately acquainted with the bible,

297
Bible, shall be coexistent with time,

177
confirmed by all other books and discoveries, 184, 187
danger of rejecting it,

275
account of one who burnt, and another who roasted it, 281
a chief means of the present learning and liberty, 107, 203
shocking profanation of,

227
read with various views,

263, 264
abounds with all kinds of beauties,

264
one grand Epic,

265, 266
should be read in classical schools for its beauties, 265
alone free from human weaknesses,

321
exhortation to the reading of,

289
how to be read with profit,

289, 292
books of, how classed as compositions,

267, 269
Bingham, on the ancient Christians love to the bible, 295, 297
Birds, species of,

325
Birming-

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Birmingham, some account of,

235, 236
Bishops, conduct of, a main cause of infidelity,

75
income of,

76
negligent, reproved by Burnet,

79
without secular dominion, in the first ages,

81
English, frequently hold incompatible preferments, 81,

82
should come among their clergy,

335
Irish, number and income of,

82, 83
and clergy of Europe, a main cause of its misery, 83
duty of,

83, 84
English, some of the, worthy characters,

86
some of the, a useless burden,

336
frequently oppose zealous clergymen,

Ibid.
should preach boldly and faithfully,

335
conduct of, one main cause of the increase, of Sectarists,

87
English, names of, very pompous,

151, 152
Blackstone, Judge, on the constitution of England,

88
Blackmore, Sir Richard, opinion of, on the bible,

268
Boerhave, Dr. eminent for devotion,

2
Boileau, M. a great admirer of the bible,

242
Bolingbroke, Lord, speaks favourably of the gospel,

5
egregiously mistaken,

302
an immoral man,

66
died a deist,

273
Bonnet of Geneva, on the facts of the New Testament, 197
Bonnet, James, Esq. made the scriptures his daily study, 299
Books, in favour of the Jewish and Christian religions, 105, 106

to promote the spirit of religion, recommended, 291
number of, published in Germany,

322
Bounty, Queen Ann's,

76
Boyle, Hon. Robert, entertained an awful sense of God,

184
a great lover of the bible,

243
on the unreasonableness of deists,

Ibid.
Brandt, Count, conversion of, from infidelity,

43
Britain, Great, shipping of,

236
Briefs, Church, some account of,

155, 156
Brown, Sir Thomas, a firm believer,

242
Thomas, lived laughing, but died groaning,

253
Rev. John, on the prophecies,

166
Bruno, burnt for an atheist,

274
Bryant, Jacob, Esq. quotation from,

10, 11
treatise of, on the Christian religion,

201
observations of, on the plagues of Egypt,

189, 304
Bucer, wished for farther reformation,

146
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Buckingham, Duke of, reproved by Waller,

252, 253
pathetic letter from,

47, 49
Burnet, Bishop, obtained the bounty from Queen Ann, 76
great diligence of,

90, 91
opinion of, concerning the clergy,

94
attempted a reformation,
considers subscription as an imposition,

153
travels of,

168
on pluralities,

237, 238
on the corruption of our clergy,

335
on the Athanasian creed,

346
dying declaration of,

241
Butler, Bishop, on a future state,

251

147

C.

Calvin, John, a persecutor,

220
Canons, oath of obedience to the, extremely wrong,

154
not a bishop in England complies with the whole, 162
Capel, Lord, eminent for devotion,

2
Carrier, and his accomplices, murdered 40,000 persons,

228
Carthage, some account of the destruction of,

221
Carlyon, Rev. John, resignation of,

334
Cathedrals, 28, income of,

77, 78
Catholic nations, superstition of,

172, 173
Catholics, present to church livings,

149
hellish cruelty of,

169
number of, in the world,

277
Charles I. great slaughter in the wars of,

288
Charles II. a persecutor,

147
Chancellor, Lord, presents to many livings,

144
Chatham, Lord, considered our liturgy as popish,

348
Chapuis, M. noble end of,

229
Chamock, on the national debt,

311
Chesterfield, Lord, sickness and death of,

19, 22
some account of the letters of,

21
two anecdotes concerning,

21, 22
convinced by the present state of the Jews, 108
China, empire of, said to contain 333 millions of souls, 147
Children, present to church livings,

150
230,000 murdered in France,

232
Chillingworth, solemn declaration of, on the bible,

243
on subscription to the 39 articles, 141, 142
Christ, why not sent sooner,

200
prophecies concerning,

108
kingdom of, extremely glorious,

143, 148
Christianity,

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Christianity, said not to admit of establishment,

70
mysterious doctrines of, no just objection to it, 197,

198
Christians, corruption of, much owing to the clergy,

79
knavery of, no valid objection to Christianity, 99, 100,

197
animosities of, causes of infidelity,

97, 98
number of, in the world,

277
Church, of Christ, supposed incapable of a temporal head, 149
of England, income of,

76
defects of the, pointed out by Burnet, 112
preferments of the, by money or interest, 153
objections to,

152, 157
Church-livings, monopoly of, a curse to the country, 332
Church-wardens, generally perjured,

156
Cicero, M. T. quotations from, Adv. 26-7, 198, 301, 314
Claude, Mon. edifying death of,

58, 59
Clarke, Dr. book of, on Christianity, recommended, 257

sermon of, on the incarnation, recommended, 110, 111
quotation from, on the prophecies,

123, 124
Clayton, Bishop, on the prophecies,

166
Clergy, of the establishment, in England,

75
immoral, do much harm,

177, 329, 330
income of,

76
an eighteenth part of the, enjoy all the best preferments,

78, 238
superior, extremely to blame,

79, 239, 240
the 18,000, might do wonders,

330
negligence of the, main cause of the increase of sects, 91
misconduct of,

95
the most pious dubbed Methodists,

238
as a body, excellently learned,

239
reproof of,

94, 97
dissatisfied, should peaceably remonstrate,

163
Clergy and people of Ireland, in a low state,
Clergy, late, of France, well learned

168
of France, horribly cruel under Lewis XIV. 228, 229
Clowes, Rev. Mr. sermon of, recommended,

332
Cobold's Essay on the historic form of Scripture,

189
Cocket, M. cruel death of,

232
Colchester, Sir Duncomb, conversion of,

38
Collins, the poet, choice companion of,

269
Comets, number of, discovered,

325
Conscience, power of,

273
Constitution, British, equal to any reformation,

146
a model for other nations, 223, 224
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Cooper,

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