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CONTENTS

OF

THE FIRST VOLUME.

Page

A Short Account of the Life and Character of Dr Hugh

Blair,

vii

SERMON I.

ON THE UNION OF PIETY AND MORALITY.

Acts, x. 4.--Thy prayers and thine alms are come up

for a memorial before God,

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SERMON II.

ON THE INFLUENCE OF RELIGION UPON ADVERSITY.

Psalm xxvii, 5.-- In the time of trouble, he shall hide me

in his pavilion ; in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock,

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SERMON III.

ON THE INFLUENCE OF RELIGION UPON PROSPERITY.

Psalm i. 3.—He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season ; his

2 leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doth shall prosper,

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CONTENTS

OF

THE FIRST VOLUME.

Page

A Short Account of the Life and Character of Dr Hugh

Blair,

vii

SERMON I.

ON THE UNION OF PIETY AND MORALITY.

Acts, X. 4.-Thy prayers and thine alms are come up

for a memorial before God,

1

SERMON II.

ON THE INFLUENCE OF RELIGION UPON ADVERSITY,

Psalm xxvii, 5.- In the time of trouble, he shall hide me

in his pavilion ; in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock,

21

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SERMON III.

ON THE INFLUENCE OF RELIGION UPON PROSPERITY.

Psalm i. 3.-He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers

of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season ; his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doth shall prosper,

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SERMON IV.

ON OUR IMPERFECT KNOWLEDGE OF A FUTURE STATE.

Page

1 Corinth. xiii. 12.-For now we see through a glass,

darkly,

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SERMON V.

ON THE DEATH OF CHRIST.

(Preached at the celebration of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.) John, xvii. 1.--Jesus lift up his eyes to Heaven, and said, Father! the hour is come!

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SERMON VI.

ON GENTLENESS.

James, iii, 17.-The wisdom that is from above, is

gentlem.

117

SERMON VII.

ON THE DISORDERS OF THE PASSIONS.

Esther, v. 13.-Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long

as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the King's gate, 140

SERMON VIII.

ON OUR IGNORANCE OF GOOD AND EVIL IN THIS LIFE.

Ecclesiastes, vi. 12.-Who knoweth what is good for man

in this life, all the days of his rain life, which he spendcth as a shadow

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