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BEING A

COPIOUS SELECTION

OF.

INSTRUCTIVE, MORAL, AND ENTERTAINING

PASSAGES,

FROM THE MOST EMINENT

PROSE WRITERS.

VOLUME S.

BOOK I. II.

RELIGIOUS.

LONDON: PRINTED FOR SHARPE AND HAILES,

PICCADILLY.

181%.

ODLETE

13 AUG 1953

WAITTINGHAM AND ROWLAND, PRINTERI,

GOSWELL-STREET, LONDON,

warenema sans permeten

CONTENTS.

RELIGIOUS. PART I.

Page

The Bible account of the creation ............ Moses. 1

The universe cannot be contemplated without venera-

tion ................................ Bp. Walson.

Is there a God .......................... Anonymous.

The heavens declare a Deity ................. David.

A Deity proved from the creation and preservation of the

world, and the general consent of mankind .. Gilpin, il

Objections to the being of a God refuted .. Bp. Watson, 15

Persian fable in illustration of the being of a God.

Bp. Watson. 19

Historical proof of the being of a God ....) Bp. Watson.

Creation, a proof of the divine goodness ........ Blair. 25

The divine goodness apparent in the adaptation of the

earth to man

........... Goldsmith. 28

Further proof of the divine goodness in the scale of

beings .....

......... Spectator,

Bounty of God in the economy of vegetable propaga-

tiona.....

........... Barrow's Voyage.. 36

Omniscience and omnipresence of the Deity .. Spectator. 37

Providence proved from animal instinct .... Spectator, 43

God's government of the world as certain as his creating

it ........................................ Balguy. 48

Conduct of Providence, however mysterious, is wise and

just .....

..................... Blair.. 5

On the immortality of the soul.............. Spectator.

Argument for a future state from analogy .. Dr. Totlie.

Argument for a future state from tradition .. Dr. Tottie. 61

Our imperfect knowledge of a future state suited to the

condition of man.....

...... Blair.

Of revelation............................... Dryden. 68

The book of revelation to be studied in the same manner

as the volume of creation...

. Hallifar. 70

COMICILIOD OF Illan..........

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