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BEING A

COPIOUS SELECTION

OF

INSTRUCTIVE, MORAL, AND ENTERTAINING

PASSAGES,

FROM THE MOST EMINENT

PROSE WRITERS.

VOLUME I.

BOOK I. II.

RELIGIOUS.

LONDON: PRINTED FOR SHARPE AND HAILES,

PICCADILLY.

1812.

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WEITTINGHAM AND ROWLAND, PRINTERI,

COSWELL-STREET, LONDON,

CONTENTS.

Barrow's Voyage..36.

Omniscience and omnipresence of the Deity .. Spectator. 37

Providence proved from animal instinct .... Spectator. 43

God's government of the world as certain as his creating

Balguy. 48

Conduct of Providence, however mysterious, is wise and

just

Blair. 51

On the immortality of the soul...

Spectator. 55

Argument for a future state from analogy .. Dr. Totlie. 59

Argument for a future state from tradition .. Dr. Toltie. 61

Our imperfect knowledge of a future state suited to the

condition of man..

Blair. 63

Of revelation.....

Dryden. 68

The book of revelation to be studied in the same manner

as the volume of creation..

Hallifax. 70

beings

it..

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