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Man is considered as an inhabitant of the natural world,
and his fall is proved by arguments deduced from the misery,
in which he is now undeniably involved; compared with the
happiness, of which we cannot help conceiving him possessed,
when he came out of the hands of his gracious Creator.

A view of this misery in the following particulars....I. The
disorders of the globe we inhabit, and the dreadful scourges
with which it is visited....II. The deplorable and shocking cir
cumstances of our birth....III. The painful and dangerous tra-
vail of women....IV. The untimely dissolution of still-born, or

new-born children....V. Our natural uncleanliness, helpless-
ness, ignorance, and nakedness....VI. The gross darkness in
which we naturally are, both with respect to God and a future
state.... VII. The general rebellion of the brute creation against
us.... VIII. The various poisons that lurk in the animal, vegeta-
ble, and mineral world, ready to destroy us....IX. The heavy
curse of toil and sweat, to which we are liable; instances of
which are given in the hard and dangerous labours of the au-
thor's parishioners....X. The other innumerable calamities of
life....And XI. the pangs of death.


Man is considered as a citizen of the moral world, a free agent,
accountable to his Creator for his tempers and conduct;
his fall is further demonstrated by arguments drawn from....XII.
His commission of sin....XIII. His omission of duty....XIV.
The triumphs of sensual appetites over his intellectual facul-
ties....XV. The corruption of the powers that constitute a
good bead; the understanding, imagination, memory and rea-
8011....XVI. The depravity of the powers which form a good
beart; the will, conscience, and affections....XVII. His ma-
nifest alienation from God....XVIII. His amazing disregard even
of his nearest relatives... XIX. His unaccountable unconcern
about himself....XX. His detestable tempers.... XXI. The gen-
eral out-breaking of human corruption in all individuals....
XXII. The universal overflowing of it in all nations; Five
objections answered...,XXIII. Some striking proofs of this dc-
pravity in the general propensity of mankind to vain, irrational,
or cruel diversions; and....XXIV. In the universality of the
most ridiculous, impious, inhuman, and diabolical sins.... XXV.
The aggravating circumstances attending the display of this
corruption.... XXVI. The many ineffectual endeavours to stem
its torrent.XXVII. The obstinate resistance it makes to divine
grace in the unconverted....XXVIII. The amazing struggles
of good men with it....XXIX. The testimony of the heathens,
and deists concerning it; and after all...XXX. The prepos→

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