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It is impossible, that our Happiness should be the

fame as another's unless our Desires are the

fame. The Immortality of the Wicked, what. The Necessity of following Jesus Christ for the

fake of eternal Life, whatever Difficulties we

meet with. His Real Followers always a little Flock. The Reason of it. The Influence that the Consideration of eternal

Life should have.

The Universality of the future Judgment.

2 Cor. v. IO. For we must all appear before the Judgment-Seat of

Cbrift, that every one may receive the thing's done in bis Body, according to that be bath done,

whether it be good or bad. Virtue not founded on the mere Pleasure of Law-givers.

the same among all polite Nations.
tends to the Good of Society.

encouraged by all Legislators. Law-givers have not been able to assign to the

different Degrees of Virtue their just Reward, nor to the

different Complications of Vice their deserved Punishment - hence Virtue has been often oppressed and

Vice prosperous. This Case perplexing to many wise and good Men.


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The Difficulty not removed by saying, That

Virtue is its own Reward, and Vice its own


- cleared up by the Doctrine of a future Judg-


This Doctrine not unknown to the Heathen


made certain by the Christian Revelation.

First Observation on this Subject, the Universality

of the Persons to be judged.

The Necessity that all should be judged.

Why the holy Angels will attend at this


Second Observation on the Subject, the Univer.
Sality of the Discoveries to be made.

The Improvement of it.


The Reasonableness and Efficacy of Prayer.

Phil. iv. 6.

Be careful for nothing, but in every thing by Prayer

and Supplication with Thanksgiving, let your Re-

quests be made known unto God.

Prayer and Thanksgiving principal Branches of
all Religions

earnestly enforced by the Christian.
Particular Promises made in the Gospel to in-
spired Prayer.

that no uncommon Gift in the first' Ages.
--- these Promises must be carefully diftinguith'd

from those made to uninspir'd Prayer.
... the Fruits of this latter fort consider'd as a
: reasonable Duty.

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1. Supposing the outward Events of this Life con

ducted by a Necessity of Nature. Prayer helps to purify the Mind.

gives aweful Apprehenfions of God. 2. Supposing the Events of this Life apply'd to

the Exigencies of moral Agents. This is certainly the Case. Hence it must be the Duty of helpless and dependent Creatures to confess their Wants,

-.- to ask Anittance,

to acknowledge what is given to them. Little Danger of Mistakes in praying for moral

Temporal Blessings to be asked with much

greater Restriction. Prayer and Thanksgiving Sources of moral Improvement.

and of Consequence Means of Happiness.


The mutual Relation and Benefit of Hope and


Rom. xii. 12. Rejoicing in Hope, patient in Tribulation. The usual Manner of St. Paul's concluding his

Epistles. 1. The Nature of Hope and Patience. The Process of the Mind in forming the Materials

of Hope and Patience. They spring from the fame Fountain. --- increate and decline together. The Exercise of them the whole Business of Life.


Hope the most active Principle.

the most useful and assiduous Companion. Such the common Advantages of Hope as a

Power of the Soul. II. The particular Hope we are to rejoice in. The superior Excellence of Gospel-Hope, the Cer

tainty and Greatness of it. III. The Benefit of holding fast and cherishing

this Hope. We cannot without some unnatural Industry

suppress its Benefits. Every other Hope trifling and inconsiderable. The Folly of those who exclude this Hope. The Danger of not distinguishing between this

Hope and Presumption. This Hope preceded by Faith, followed by Cha

The Happiness of it.

The Blessedness of bearing our own Burdens.

James v. II.
Behold we count them happy that endure.
Preached at Chichester Cathedral the Sunday after

Bishop Waddington's Interment there. The seeming Harshness and Unreasonableness of this Doctrine in it self.

--- in the Instance given to explain it. 1. The Persons who assert this Doctrine, Men of the same Passions and Infirmities with our

selves. Supported only by a strong Conviction of a future Existence.


II. What sort of suffering they are to endure.
The Apostle explains himself in the Instance of

the Example of the Prophets, &c..
III. The Nature of this Happiness.
No AMiction for the present joyous
--- but as it yields the Fruits of Righteousness.

as it is a measure of future Glory. The great Use of this Doctrine

in improving the Evils and Aflictions of this Life. The Character of Bulhop Waddington,

as a Man,

a Gentleman,
a Christian,

a Bishop
The Duty and Advantage of bearing one and

ther's Burdens,

Gal. vi. 2.
Bear ye one another's Burdens, and so fulfil the Law

of Christ.
The seeming Hardship of this Command.
Many heavy Burdens of our own.
1. The Reasonableness of this Precept consider'd

in a natural View.
Man consider'd in a State of Nature and Soli-

The Wretchedness of such a Condition.
Our Burdens greatly increased by it.
Man considerd in Society.

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