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VARIOUS SUBJECTS.

Containing,

I. Of Self-Denial.

II. The Gospel a Law of Liberty.

III. Of Repentance.

IV. Of Repentance.

V. Peter\ Denial of his Master, practically improved.

VI. Of Justification by Faith.

VII. Of a Conscience void of
Offence.

VIII. Perfect Love give* Bold-
ness in the Day of Judgment.

IX. Loving Christ above all, the
Character of his true Dis*iples.

X. Of the proper Improvement of
Occasions of Sorrow.

XI. The Happiness of the Righ-
teous in all Circumstances il-
lustrated.

XII. The Path of the Just, like the shining Light.

By JOHN ABERNETHT, M. A.
With a Large Preface,

Containing the

LIFE os the AUTHOR.

.In TWO VOLUMES.
VOL. I.

LONDON:

Printed for D. Browne, without Temple-Bar; C. Davis, in Holbcrn; and A.millar, oppolits Kaiberisefireet in the Strand.

M.DCC XLVIII.

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PREFACE.

/Fpublishing the following memoirs Jhould appear to need any apology\ no apology could be sufficient: But it is hoped, that upon a perusal os them, they will be found not unacceptable. Indeed life, in such a station fits that in which Mr. Abernethy was placed, cannot furnijh those incidents which are mojl amusing to the imagination, ,or which have great influence upon the slate os mankind and public affairs: It is the history of a few only, the great and powerful, that gives entertainment of this kind j but the ingenuous and thinking mujl be sensible, that in 9ther stations the most illustrious patterns of virtue are often found; and the man who wants to make his heart better, by surveying human nature in all the finishings of virtuous improvement, and the various methods of discipline, by which the perfection of it is to

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