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V. A CONSOLATORY LETTER TO ONE UNDER CENSURE... 283

VI. A LETTER OF ANSWER TO AN UNKNOWN COMPLAIN-

ANT, CONCERNING THE FREQUENT INJECTING OF TEMPTATIONS.. 286

VII. RESOLUTIONS FOR RELIGION ........

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VIII. HENOCHISMUS: 3IVE, TRACTATUS DE MODO AMBULANDI CUM

Deo.—ENOCH; OR A TreatiSE ON THE MANNER OF WALKING

with God. WRITTEN ORIGINALLY IN LATIN BY Joseph Hall, D. D.

SOMETIME LORD BISHOP OF EXETER. TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH

BY HENRY BROWN, M. A. VICAR OF NETHER-Swell, in GLOUCES-

TERSHIRE : AND THE TRANSLATION REVISED AND ALTERED BY THE

EDITOR.

Latin Dedication .....

294

Translation of Ditto

295

Analysis of the Treatise

290

I. ENQUIRY

1. WHAT IT IS, to walk with God: which intimates

(1.) PRESENCE, wherein are required, ......

..... 298

[1.] A just and right Apprehension of the Divine Majesty 299

[2.] A true and certain Acknowledgment of his Presence 301

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(a.) Observance of every good thing enjoin

(6.) Avoiding of every Sin

[2.] Internal, in,

(a.) Referring ourselves and all our Actions

God

(6.) Surrendering up ourselves and all we h

to God

(c.) Thirsting after a more full Fruition of

2. Into the MANNER or METHOD of walking with God.

(1.) We must walk with God only ................

(2.) We must walk with God STRAIGHT FORWARDS .....

(3.) We must walk with God CHEERFULLY ...........

(4.) We must walk with God CONSTANTLY ............

II, INCITEMENTS to walk with God

It will yield us

1. HONOUR

2. COMFORT

3. SECURITY

4. ADVANTAGE

IX. THE REMEDY OF FROFANENESS: or, The True Sig

FEAR OF THE ALMIGHTY. A NEEDFUL TRACTATE.
To the Reader .........
The Occasion, Need, and Use of the ensuing Treatise
No one word can express that Grace which we treat of
What it includes and intimates ...
Fear is no fit term for it ......
Affections, well employed, turn Virtues
Wherein Holy Fear consists
I. WHAT IS REQUIRED TO THE ATTAINING

the Sight of God: the Sight of ourselves .........
1. Of the Sight Of The Invisible-Moses a fit pa

Two ways wherein Moses saw the Invisible ....
Our Felicity consists in the sight of God ........
The Degrees of our Spiritual Sight ....
How Sight and Invisibility may consist together

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(1.) How we may not think tn see God ........

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[1.] Not by any feigned Representation

[2.] Not by the Work of Improved Reason

ib.

[3.] Not in a Full Comprehension

339

[4.] Not here in his Divine Essence, or Height of Re-

splendence .....

ib.

How Moses desired to see the Face of God ... jb.

(2.) Hoto we must endeavour to see the Invisible ......... 310

[1.] Our eyes must be cleared from all Hindrances of

Sight..........

... jb.

[2.] That blessed Object must be set before our eyes ... 341

[3.] There must be an Exaltation and Fortification of

our Sight ......

jb.

[4.] There must be a Trajection of the Visual Beams of

the Soul, through all Farthly Occurrences 342

[5.] A Divine Irradiation of the Mind must follow ib.

[6.] The Eye must be fixed upon this blessed Object

unremoveably .........

343

How this may be effected, and how far ib,

Three ways of our apprehension of God

[7.] There will follow a Delight and Complacency in

that God whom we see

345

(3.) Motives to stir us up to strive to this happy sight

346

The act is reward enough to itself ...

ib.

[1.] This sight frees us froin being transported with

Earthly Vanities

... ib.

[2.] It is a prevalent means to restrain us from sinning 347

[3.] It upholds us in the constant suffering of Evil ... 348

[4.] It enters us into our Heaven ......

349

This Vision is not without a fruition

ib,

Not so in other objects

ib,

2. Of the CASTING DOWN OUR EYES TO SEE OUR OWN WRETCHEDNESS ib.

(1.) How Frail we are

350

(2.) How Sinful..

ih.

(3.) How Woeful we are by our sins

ib.

II. WHAT THE FEAR OF GOD IS ........

ib.

A double stamp or signature in this impression of Fear :--an In-

ward Adoration of God; a Filial Care of being approved to

God

351

1. What INWARD ADORATION is—wherein it consists, and how to be
wrought....

ib.
(1.) Of God's Infinite Greatness, shewn in the Creation of the

World, and the Government thereof ....... ib.
in the frame of the Heavens

ib.

-Sea ....

352

Earth

ib.

Man himself ......

353

(2.) Of God's infinite Mercy, shewn in the Redemption of
Mankind .......

ib.

(3.) Of the Holy Mixture of this Feur

354

(4.) Of the Continuation and Perpetuity of this Fear

ib.

(5.) Religious Adoration diffused through our whole outward

Carriage ...

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[1.] In our respects, to the Holy Name of God: the
Jews' scruples; our carelessness

355
[2.] to the Word of God ...

356 [3.] to the Services of God

357
Prayer

ib.
Preaching ...........
Administration of Sacraments

358
[4.]
tu the House of God

ib.
[5.] to the Messengers of God

359
(6.) Of the Humble Şubiection of Ourselves to the Hand of God 360
[1.] In suffering from him, meekly and patiently : the
good examples whereof

361
[2.] In all Changes of Estates

362 9. Of OUR CHILDLIKE CARE OF A SECRET APPROVING OURSELVES TO

GOD, AND AVOIDING HIS DISPLEASURE
How we are affected after we have miscarried

363
The holy Jealousy and Suspicion of God's Children

364
This Fear a Retentive from Sin

ib.
Rifeness of Sin, an argument of the want of this Fear
Wicked hearts must have terrible remedies

ib.
The misplaced Fear of Profaneness .....

365 Of the Filial Endeavour of Obedience, in particular callings, arising from this Fear

366 The happy Effects and Issue of this Fear

ib. III. Of the EXTREMES of this Fear, on both sides.,

367 1. Whereof the first is SECURITY (1.) Whence it ariseth ...

ib. [1.] Of the Abuse of God's Mercy, in giving and forgiving

ib. [2.] Of the Custom of Sinning

368 (2.) Of the Remedies of Security: Means to keep the heart tender

369 [1.] Meditations of God's Judgments, and our own Frailties

ib. [2.] A Resolution to repel the first Motions of Sins ... 370 [3.] Cure of Speedy Recovery, after our Fall ib. [4.] Due heed not to check the Conscience

ib. [5.] A right Estimation of Worldly Things

371 2. Of PRESUMPTION ; another opposite to Fear ....

372 (1.) Presumption of the Way ....

ib. [1.] In matter of Event

373 [2.] In matter of Ability

374 (2.) Presumption of the End

ib. (3.) The Remedy of Prcsumption in respect of the Way .......... 376 [1.] In matter of Event: of our due valuation of outward Events .....

.......... ib. [2.] In matter of Ability: an exact survey of our grace 377

The difference betwixt counterfeit Virtues and true ib.
(4.) The Remedy of our Presumption of the End, which is

Salvation : of our modest consideration of the Ways
and Councils of God .......

378 3. The Extreines on the other hand:-of the FEAR OF HORROR 379

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380

How to be remedied 4. Of the FEAR OF DISTRUST

ib. With the Remedy thereof ....

38] Conclusion. A Recapitulation of the whole

ib.

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X. CHRISTIAN MODERATION: IN Two Books.
BOOK I. Of Moderation in MATTER OF PRACTICF.

Page Introduction. Of the Use and Necessity of Moderation, in general.........

366 Chapter i. Practical Moderation in MATTER OF PLEASURE......... 387 Sect. I. Of the EXTREMES. (1.) In the Pleasures of the Palate........

388 (2.) In other Usages of the Body.......

391 (3.) In the cases of Lust .......

... 392 Sect. 2. The LIBERTY, that God hath given us, in the use of

his creatures; both for Necessity, and lawful Delight.....

394 (1.) In respect to the Palate.....

ib. (2.) In other Usages of the Body..

391 (3.) In respect to Conjugal Society....

397 Sect. 3. Together with our Liberty, the JUST BOUNDS of our

Moderation, in the liberal use of God's creatures :

and, therein, our limitation,
(1.) In our respects to God........

398 [1.] Receiving them as from God. [2.] Enjoy

ing them in God. [3.] Referring them
to God..............

399
(2.) In respect of the Pleasures themselves
[1.] For their Kind ........

400 [2.] For their Quality....

ib. [3.] For their Quantity....

402 [4.] For the Manner of using them.......... 405 Sect 4. Motives to Moderation in the use of all our Pleasures. (1.) Their Shortness........

407 (2.) Their Unprofitableness....

ib. (3.) The Pain of their loss.

408 ii. Of the Moderation of our DESIRES, in MATTER OF

WEALTH AND HONOUR, &c.
Motives to that Moderation........

409 ii. The Moderation of our PASSIONS............

415 Sect. 1. Of the Moderation of the Passion of SORROW.......... ib.

(1.) Cautions requisite thereto.

[..] That the Cause be Just...................... 417 [2.] That even just Sorrow be Moderate......... ib.

[3.] That the Measure he proportioned.......... 418 (2.) Of the Kinds of Sorrow. [1.] Of Worldly Sorrow, and the Temperaments thereof ..............

ib. [2.] Of Spiritual Sorrow, and the Moderation thereof.........

421 Sect. 2. Of the Moderation of the Passion of Fear. The

dangerous Effects of that passion ; particularly of
the Fear of Death.-Strong Motives for the Re-
medy of it.......

423 Sect, 3. Of the Moderation of the Passion of ANGER. The ill

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