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UNIQUE SELECTION,
MORAL, INSTRUCTIVE, AND ENTERTAINING,

FROM THE MOST EMINENT

Prose and Epistolary Writers.

BY

R. A. DAVENPORT, ESQ.

EDITOR OF WHITTINGHAM'S EDITION OF THE BRITISH POETS.

IN SIX VOLUMES.

I.

RELIGIOUS, MORAL, AND PRECEPTIVE; TALES,

ALLEGORIES, ETC.

CHISWICK:

PRINTED BY C. AND C. WHITTINGHAM.

PUBLISHED BY CARPENTER AND SON, OLD BOND STREET ;

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MDCCC XXVII.

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Gift of Mrs. E. D. Brandegno

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VOL. I.

Page

The happy Effects of general Piety......Johnson. 66

Worldly Zeal contrasted with Religious.

Bishop Horne. 70

Of Superstition ......

..... Bacon.

73

Of the natural Attributes of the Deity..... Paley. 75

The Strangeness of a Divine Manifestation, no

Argument against its Occurrence..Bp. Watson. 81

Danger of deferring Repentance

..........Rennell. 83

On the Creation of the World....... Blair. 86

The fatherly Goodness of God .....Irving. 88

On the Instability of earthly Things......Hervey. 90

The World and the Gospel contrasted...Kirwan. 92

The worldly minded Man ............Miss H. More. 95

On Resignation to the Will of Providence.

Miss Talbot. 98

On the Perversion of Talents ......... Anonymous. 100

Trivial Deviations the Precursors of more impor-

tant ones ........

Boyle. 101

On the too eager Pursuit of worldly Things.

Bishop Porteus. 103

Of Self-Deception, and the Danger of it..Johnson, 105

Reflections on Evening and on Autumn...Alison. 110

Reflections on the Return of Spring.......Alison. 116

The Congregation of the Wicked sufficient to

constitute Hell

Irving. 118

The Advantages of early Piety..... Tillotson. 120

The Faculties of Human Nature, and their Per-

version

Wilberforce. 121

The Danger of Sins of Omission... Miss H. More. 122

On the Power of Conscience to punish Vice.

Bishop Horne. 124

The Littleness and Insecurity of our World.

Chalmers. 126

On the Fear of Death .....

....Johnson. 129

The Mutability of Human Life...............Logan. 132

The Necessity of Purity of Manners..Bp. Porteus. 133

The Infamy of Slander

....................... Sterne. 136

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