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2. It should further teach us, be we of what Condition soever, not to puc off any 5 Preparation for Death to the last. If such a
Person as this was, so Upright and Innocent, Eso Religious and Devout, so Temperate, nay
even Abstemious, had but little more than Lucid Intervals on his Death-bed; what may
they expect, who have scarce ever seriously -. entertained the Thoughts of God, or their
Duty? Who at Night seldom go to Bed soe bër? Or in the Day-time live regularly many & Hours in all their Life? And if these should
then want the Use of Reason, how can they prepare for another World ? Repentance is a long and serious Work; to Men of
readiest and largest Parts, of most composed I Minds, hard to be performed as it should be. . We have been a long cime committing Sins, i and that in great Variety, and cannot polįsibly in a few Moments look over all that
has been so long in doing. A general Re| pentance will not serve for all Sins. Many
require particular Tears, Humiliation, Acts
of Faith, Charity, Reconciliation with, or . Satisfaction to our Neighbours. Ah! conș fider, all ye vain Ones, how can all this be I done on a Death-bed, and in a few Hours, .. yea, though it should happen you had Days
in a few Days? The good God grant all may I take warning early. I There are other things I Mould have taken s notice of, as to the Memory of our dear : Brother deceased. But possibly some may think I am too much a Friend to be
And I confess I am otlerways unfit for Panegyricks; 'I am sure I am unable for such Performance, on this Occasion. I therefore conclude, commending him as a Pattern of most universal Virtue to all your Imitation; and beseeching God, that being admonish'd by this Instance of Mortality, we may all of us, it not in the Days of our Youth ( for those are past with many of us ) yet in the time of our Health and Vigour, in the time of our soundeft Reason and best Judgment, remember our Creator, acquaint our selves with God, and make our reace with him; live always prepared for our Lord's coming, whensoever and howsoever he shall call us hence; that so at last, when we are taken away, and our Bodies return to the Dust as they were, our Souls may be gathered to the Spirits of Just Men made perfect, as I doubt not this our Brother's iş. Amen, Amen, Good Lord.
The P R E FACE.
THE Injury that some, and the Good that
1 other sort of Lives do us, pag. 3, &c.
. p. 9
He is remov'd to Catherine Hall in Cambridge,
Meditations on Sickness, p. 17, 20, 113,
114, 116,118, 119
As he was a constant Communicant, so his
His Opinion of soliciting for Church-Prefér.
: He was continued in his Place then, the
Profits of which he bestowed to relieve op.'
Ireland universally allarm’d at the Report of a
A Meditation, which be entitles, The With, or
He had high Thoughts of the Extent and Dif-
ficulty of the Pastoral Duty, . p. 34, 75
A brief Account of the Daughter that sura