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ON

VARIOUS SUBJECTS

Containing, 1. Of Self-Denial.

VIII. Perfect Love gives Bold: II. The Gospel a Law of Li- ness in the Day of Judgment. berty.

IX. Loving Christ above all, the III. Of Repentance.

Character of his true Disciples. IV. Of Repentance.

X. Of the proper Improvement of V. Peter's Denial of his Mafter,

Occasions of Sorrow, practically improved.

XI. The Happiness of the RighVI. Of Juftification by Faith. teous in all Circumstances ilVII. Of a Conscience void of lustrated. Offence.

XII. The Path of the Just, like

the shining Light.

By JOHN ABERNETHY, M. A.

With a LARGE PREFACE,

Containing the
LIFE of the AU THO R.

In TWO VOLUME S.

VOL. I.

LONDON: Printed for D. Browne, without Temple-Bar; C. DAV 19,

in Holborn ; and A. MILLAR, opposite KalkerineStreet in the Strand.

M. DCC, XLVIII.

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F publishing the following memoirs should appear to need any apology, no apology

could be sufficient : But it is boped, that upon a perusal of them, they will be found not unacceptable. Indeed life, in such a station as that in which Mr. Abernethy was placed, cannot furnish those incidents which are most amusing to the imagination, or which have great influence upon the state of mankind and public affairs : It is the bistory of a few only, the great and powerful, that gives entertainment of this kind; but the ingenuous and thinking must be sensible, that in other stations the most illustrious patterns of virtue are often found; and the man who wants to make his heart better, by surveying buman nature in all the finishings of virtuous improvement, and the various methods of difs cipline, by which the perfection of it is to

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