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The 'Value of Commerce.
ISAIAH Xxiii. 8. Whose merchants are princes, whose traf-
fickers are the honourable of the earth.
The Value of a Country-Life, or the edifying Sojourn
in the Country
MATTH. xiv. 13. - Jesus departed thence into a desart
The Value of Domestic Happiness.
Matth. xxi. 17. And he left them, and went out of the
city into Bethany, and he lodged there.
The Value of Friendship.
- There is a friend that sticketh closer than
The Falue of civil and religious Liberty.
i Cor. vii. 23. - Be not ye the servants of men.
The Value of Learning.
1 Kiscs X. 8. Happy are thy men, happy are these thy
fervants; which stand continually before thee, and that
hear thy visloin.
The Value of more, enlightened Times.
EPHES. V. 8. Now are ye light in the Lord: walk as
children of light.
The Valsle of Aflictions and Tribulations.
HEBREWS xii. 11. – No chastening for the present feemeth
to be joyous, but grievous ; nevertheless, afterward it
yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteoufness unto them
which are exercised thereby. -
2 2 1
The Value of a good Reputation.
PROVERBS xxii. I. A good name is rather to be chofen
than great riches, and loving favour rather than filver
Of Conversion from a bad Course of Life.
Luke xv. 18, 19.
I will arise and go to my father, and
will say unto him, Father, I have finned against heaven,
and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy
fon ; make me as one of thy hired fervants.
The Blessedness of Beneficence.
ACTS XX. 35 - It is more blessed to give than to receive. 297
The Value of Human Happiness itself.
Psalm civ. 24.
The earth is full of thy riches.
Settlement of our Notions concerning Human Happiness.
Luke xii. 15.
A man's life consisteth not in the abun.
dance of the things which he possesseth.
The Difference between Prosperiiy and Happiness.
Prov. iv. 20, 21, 22. My son, attend to my words ; in-
cline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart
from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
For they are life unto those that find them, and health to
all their flesh.
View of the Sources of Human Happiness.
PSALM xxxiv. 8. Oh taste and see how gracious the
The Christian Doctrine concerning Happiness.
MATTH. V. 2, 3, 4.
And he opened his mouth and
taught them, saying, Blefed are the poor in fpirit: for theirs
is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn :
for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they
fall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger
and thirst after righteousness : for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Bleffed are the peace-makers : for they shall be called the
children of God. Bleffed are they which are perfecuted
for righteousness' fake : for their's is the kingdom of
Arguments against Vanity.
PHILIPP. ii. 3. - Let nothing be done through vain-
Rules for forming proper Estimates of Things.
Psalm iv. 6. There be many that say, Who will shew us
The Vanity of all Earthly Things.
Eccles. i. 2. — Vanity of vanities, faith the preacher, va.
nity of vanities, all is vanity.
Of the practical Character of Jesus Christ.
PHILIPP. ii. 5.
Let this mind be in you which was also in
Of the Imitation of the Example of Jesus.
Philipp. ii. 5. - Let this mind be in you, which