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ABIHU, offering strange fire, i. 418.

Ability of parts in a Christian minister, not to be discouraged, i. 114-119.

Abimelech, king of Gerar, withheld from sinning, ii..564. iv. 298, 422.

—— king of Shechem, slain by a stone, i. 216.

Abiram. See Corah.

Abner, killed treacherously by Joab, ii. 128.

Abomination, what is meant by committing abomination, iii. 69.

Abraham, his intimacy with God, i. 393. His going about to sacrifice his son, iv. 65. His answer to the rich man, iii. 363.

Absalom’s malice to his brother, i. 329.

Absolution, no infallible ground for confidence, ii. 168.

Abstinence, bodily abstinence often called piety and mortification, iv. 273.

Academies, conventicle academies set up in defiance of the Universities, iii. 381. They ought to be suppressed, iii. 409.

Accidents, and casualties, governed by a certain providence, i. 201-228.

Act, there is no new immanent act in God, i. 207.

Action, the morality of an action, what it is founded in, i. 263. The influence of sinful actions upon the conscience, ii. 268. Frequency of actions begets an habit, 327. Action is the highest perfection of man’s nature, 328. What it is to deny Christ in our actions, i. 64. The main end of religion is the active part of it, ii. 329. The activity of man’s mind, iii. 350.

Actual preparation to the communion, ii. 80-107.

Adam’s restless appetite of knowledge, the occasion of his fall, iv. i. His fall spread an universal contagion upon the whole mass of human nature, iv. 290.

Adversity, a way by which God sometimes delivers us out of temptation, iv. 417-420, 448-450.

Adultery, spiritual adultery; the Jews an adulterous generation, i. 59.

Affections, man’s affections bid for nothing till the judgment has 550 set the price, iii. 232. The difference of men’s affection for religion and for worldly things, 362.

Agag’s foolish security, iii. 106.

Agathocles, king of Sicily, from a potter, i. 213.

Ahab, with an handful of men, overthroweth the vast army of Benhadad, iv. 471. Spares Benhadad’s life, ii. 549. Deluded by his false prophets, 127. iii. 251. Killed by a soldier drawing his bow at a venture, i. 216.

Ahithophel, hanging himself because he had not the good luck to be believed, i. 219, 255.

Ajax kills himself by Hector’s sword, i. 254.

Alexander bathing himself in the river Cydnus, i. 210. Troubled at the scantiness of nature, i. 243. Married Roxana, and what ceremony he used, ii. 83. Quelled a mutiny in his army, and how, ii. 563. Could not cure himself of the poisonous draught. iii. 339. His advice to one of his soldiers called Alexander, 413. He fights upon his knees, iv. 533. With him the Grecian monarchy expired, ii. 570.

Alienation of sacred things is a robbing of God, i. 192.

Almsgiving, one of the wings of prayer, ii. 103.

Altar, profaned by revelling in St. Paul’s time, i. 179. It receives and protects, but needs not such as fly to it, 346.

Ambassador, represents his prince, ii. 199.

Ambition of the pharisees hinders them from embracing Christianity, i. 157. The slavish attendance of an ambitious person, 1. 367.

Ἀμετρία τῆς ἀνθολκῆς, ill. 461.

Anabaptism, easy to be fallen into by one who would slight the judgment of all antiquity, iii. 477.

Angels, their nature and business, ii. 328.

Anger. See Passions.

Anthropomorphites, the opinion of that sect, i. 48.

Antinomians, their assertions, ii. 30, 333. Antinomianism seldom ends but in familism, iii. 486.

Antiochus’s sacrilege punished, i. 182.

Antiperistasis, iii. 469.

Antonius, (Marcus,) subduing himself and his affections to Cleopatra, iii. 245.

Apostasy, not reparable but by an extraordinary grace, iii. 145.

Apostles furnished by God with abilities proper for their work, iii. 29. Credible and unquestionable witnesses of Christ’s resurrection, iii. 523. The first (and perhaps the last) who ever did, or are like to speak so much sense and reason extempore, iv. 159. Christ’s promise to his apostles of assistance from above against their adversaries, iv. 147, 157. Infallibility, a real privilege in the apostles, iv. 160.

Appearance; men commonly are either valued or despised from the manner of their external appearance, i. 113.

——of truth, the formal cause of all assent, iii. 228.


Aquinas, (Thomas,) his opinion concerning the three faculties of the mind, iii. 12.

Arcana. See Mysteries.

Archimedes, i. 14. His turning about the world, iv. 421.

Arians, ii. 386. Their opinion concerning our Saviour, ii. 411-413.

Arianism, how brought in, iii. 459.

Aristocracy, ii. 568.

Aristotle’s saying, of putting a young man’s eye into an old man’s head, i. 9. Opinion concerning the original of the world, i. 31. His saying of the mind, i. 36. ii. 269. Of wisdom, ii. 379. Of the eternity of the world, iii. 162. Of the vices of the flesh, iii. 244. His opinion concerning one universal soul belonging to the whole species or race of mankind, iii. 247.

Ark captivated, worsteth the victorious Philistines, i. 180.

Army of saints described, iii. 124.

Assent, its cause, iii. 228. Condition required to render an act of assent properly an act of faith, 517. The difference between evidence, certainty, and firmness of assent, 518.

Assurance, an excellent privilege, and what it is, i. 376. Two sorts of assurance, iv. 337.

Atheists; the cause of atheism, i. 167. Atheists, not the wisest men, 373. Their opinion of the eternity of the world, iii. 282.

Atheists and republicans have no religion, iv. 258. The original of atheism, iii. 281. Atheism, the conclusion of Socinianism, 471.

Athenians, laughing at the physiognomist describing Socrates, i. 9. Diligent improvers of reason, 16. How they circumscribed the pleadings of their orators, 449.

Atkins (Edward) preferred rather to be constant to sure principles, than to an unconstant government, i. 53.

Atoms, ridiculous grounds of accounting for the phenomena of nature, iii. 281.

Attributes of God. See God.

Averroes’s wish, ii. 75. iii. 203.

Augustin’s allusion concerning the wings of prayer, ii. 103. What he saith of the Pelagians, 256.

Axioms, all speculation rests upon three or four axioms, i. 438.

Axtell (Colonel) was persuaded to rebellion by the sermons of Brooks and Calamy, i. 328.

Baal-Cromwell, Baal-covenant, Baal-engagement, i. 275.

Babes in Christ, ii. 370.

Babylonians, their ἱερὰ γράμματα, ii. 393.

Baalam’s wish, i. 268. His deliverance, iv. 298.

Banquets furnished, not for the poor, (like that of the gospel,) but for the rich, iii. 312.

Barchocab, a false Messiah, ii. 434.

Barzillai’s years and wealth, iii. 324.

Bashfulness, the proper ornament of women, iii. 82.


Basilisk’s eye, iii. 75.

Beget, this word used in a political sense, ii. 421.

Beggar’s qualities, pride and indigence, ii. 236. Importunity, iii. 332.

Being, uncreated. See God. All created beings are his servants, i. 3 8i.

Belief of Christianity, and the best means to enlighten the under standing to it, i. 160.

Believers and the godly, who are they that assume that title, ii. 3 1.

Belisarius’s eyes put out, iv. 129.

Bellarmine, concerning the pope of Rome, ii. 115. What he fixes upon the doctrine of all protestant churches, iii. 487. One of the patrons of rebellion against kings, 447.

Belshazzar’s sentence written by the finger of God, i. 182.

Benediction of the pope’s legate, ii. 67.

Beneventum (archbishop of) ii. 167.

Benjamites, their villainy, iii. 92.

Beza, Calvin’s disciple, and his successor in place and doctrine, iii. 546.

Bishop’s duty, i. 122-145.

Blasphemy, what it is, i. 63.

Blessings of this world, the promiscuous scatterings of God’s common providence, ii. 157.

Blind, a man born blind, ii. 384.

Blushing, the colour of virtue, iii. 68.

Borgia, (Caesar,) his boast to Machiavel, i. 224. And how deceived, 224, 255.

Bread, breaking of bread an eastern ceremony in transacting marriages, ii. 83.

Brevity, the greatest perfection of speech, i. 435. And of prayer, 439. A recommendation of it, 435-463.

Bridgman, (Sir Orlando,) his saying concerning the unlawfulness of touching the king’s person, or calling him to an account, iii. 393.

Brooks. See Axtell.

Brutus, his ingratitude, i. 308. Brutus and Cassius, what their countenance was, iv. 122.

Buchanan, De Jure Regni apud Scotos, iii. 442, 547. His saying of church-excommunication, 490.

Budaeus’s learning, iii. 467.

Builder; wise builders for eternity, ii. 324.

Business, who are called men of business, i. 330. What it is to be fit for business, iv. 281.

But, what that particle denotes, ii. 293.

Buxtorf’s saying of the Jewish fathers, iii. 391.

Caesar, (Julius,) his saying concerning the power of chance, i. 211. The warnings he had of the ides of March, 216. His saying concerning the women with monkeys in their arms, ii. 41. How he quelled his mutinous army, 123. His great expedition, 339.


Octavius preserved by shifting his tent, i. 215.

Tiberius monstrously vicious in his old age, ii. 46.

Cain marked, i. 34 1 . Diverts his discontent by building cities, iii. 482.

Calamy. See Axtell.

Calvin, a patron of rebellion, iii. 442, 543-546. His remark upon our Saviour’s way in manifesting his resurrection, 502. His great abilities, 467.

Calumny, the effect of envy, iv. 124-126.

Campanella’s speech to the king of Spain, i. 101.

Candle of the Lord set up by God in the heart of every man, ii. 3.

Cannon-bullet; a prince’s shoulder kindly kissed by a cannon-bullet, ii. 557.

Captive, made to renounce his religion, and then killed, ii. 17.

Cartes, (Des,) his prescription for the regulation of the passions, ii. 156.

Carthaginians, cruel and false, i. 328.

Cassius. See Brutus.

Casuists, the Devil’s amanuenses, ii. 34. The judgment of the most experienced casuist not sufficient to give a man an entire confidence, ii. 166.

Catechizing, the great use, and want of it, iii. 400.

Catholic, a name vainly usurped by the Romanists, ii. 171.

Cato’s character, ii. 180.

Causes; concatenation of causes, ii. 60.

Censers consecrated, made broad plates for the covering of the altar, i. 179.

Chance, what that word signifies, i. 219.

Charity, neglected when expensive, i. 279. Its measures, 282.

Charity of the hand signifies but little, unless it springs from the heart, ii. 104. The worldly person’s charity, iii. 53.

Charles I. the hypocritical contrivers of his murder, i. 328. He died pardoning and praying for his enemies, ii. 321. The effects of his piety and Christian sufferings, 505. His sufferings not to be paralleled, iv. 15. A character of his person, iii. 421-426. An account of his sufferings, 426-440. The struggle of his conscience at the signing of a great minister’s death, iv. 442. His disguised executioner, iii. 492. Discovery made of Charles I. being murdered by the papists, iv. 218. The rebellion against him incapable of any extenuation, 360. He was misreported as a designer of popery and arbitrary power, 286. His family guilt charged upon his head, 15.

Charles II. his clemency, ii. 321. Recalled by the lords and commons of England, 559. His restoration, an eminent instance of the methods of Providence, iv. 8. His character, iii. 414. Difference in the faction’s proceedings against the father and the son, iv. 249.

Christ. See God.

Church, a royal society for settling old things, not for finding out new, i. 347.


Church of England, her religion, i. 139. The best and surest bulwark of protestantism, iv. 234. Truest friend to kingly government, i. 140. Excellently reformed, 345. Her charity, 346. Her abhorrence of all imposture, ii. 67. The danger of newmodelling her, i. 347. Her danger of being crucified between two thieves, iii. 447. Her religion and communion abused by schismatics, iv. 206, 286. Vindicated from their calumnies, 206, 215. Her complaint against her prevaricating professors, 229.

Church-service, imperfectly read, i. 130. The way of divine service m the cathedrals of the church of England more decent than in other countries, i. 196.

—–ceremonies, vindicated, ii. 201-206.

——constitutions, a strict adherence to them preserves unity, iv. 189-191. It shews the fitness of those church usages, 191. It procures esteem to the ministry, 194, &c.

——censures authorized by St. Paul, i. 1 29.

——lands, the purchasers of them unhappy, i. 1 84.

High and low churchmen, ii. 226.

Dividers of the church, ib.

——fanatics, the greatest danger from them, iv. 230.

Paul’s church delivered from beasts, i. 28.

Christ Church in Oxford, i. 121.

——of Rome. See Rome.

Cicero reckoned lying dexterously amongst the perfections of a wise man, i. 320.

Circumstances of life, whereby men are deluded, iii. 252.

Circumstantials. See Worship.

Clement, (Gregory,) his disease, iii. 437.

Clergy’s duty, iii. 400. Marriage, 463. The clamours of popery and puritanism against the English clergy, iv. 119.

Coals kindled upon an enemy’s head, ii. 317.

Coena pura, what it is, ii. 86.

Coleman’s letter concerning toleration, iv. 186.

Comforts for want of health, reputation, or wealth, ii. 158-161.

Commandments, the matter of all of them, (except the fourth,) is of natural, moral right, ii. 293.

Commin, a popish priest and Dominican friar, first introduced praying by the Spirit, i. 425.

Commonwealth, hath in it always something of monarchy, ii. 569.

Community of nature and religion, an argument for the love of enemies, ii. 315-317.

Communicative, to be so is the property of evil as well as of good, ii. 334.

Covetousness is not communicative, iii. 303.

Commutation of one man’s labour for another’s money, iii. 321.

Compassion and ingratitude never dwell in the same breast, i. 309.

Compliance and half-conformity miscalled moderation, iv. 206, 224.

Comprehension, nothing else but to establish a schism in the church by law, iv. 178-180.


Conceptions, the images of things to the mind, ii. 122.

Condition, the safety of the lowest, and the happiness of a middle one, iv. 129. That condition of life is best, which is least exposed to temptation, 372.

Confession auricular, iv. 211. The abuse of confession, 511.

Confidence, Jewish confidence reproved by John the Baptist, ii. 170. Confidence toward God, 163. Common to all sincere Christians, 176. It resides in the soul or conscience, 190. A false confidence, 193. Instances of a confidence suggested by a rightly-informed conscience, 217-223.

Confirmation, owned by the church of England, a divine and apostolical institution, made a sacrament by the church of Rome, iii. 402.

Conformity to the church traduced, ii. 40.

Conscience; a calm conscience the result of a pious life, i. 18. Company no security against an angry conscience, 23. From what a good conscience ariseth, 48. Clearness of conscience, the best ground for confidence, 228. Conscience lays no restraint upon worldly policy, 234. What is a man’s civil conscience, 239. How the conscience ought to be informed, ii. 174-179. How high the confidence of a well-grounded conscience can rise, ibid. Conscience must not be offended, 180. How to distinguish .between the motions of God’s Spirit and of conscience, 182. Conscience is often to be reckoned with, 187-189. The bare silence of it no sufficient argument for confidence towards God, 191. Its nature and measures, 163-224. Why its testimony is authentic, 196-217. It is God’s vice gerent, 197. The mischief of not distinguishing between conscience and mere opinion, 200. What is the notation of the Latin word, conscience, ibid. Its notion truly stated, baffleth all schismatical opposers, 201. The sight, sense, and sentence of the conscience, 211-216. It is the eye of the soul, 213, 272. Wasted by great sins, wounded by small ones, 213, 279 290. It is a man’s best friend in all trials, 219-221. and comfort at the time of death, 222, 223. The means how to have a clear impartial conscience, 290-292. Conscience amused with a set of fantastical new-coined phrases, 346. How it is wounded, 360-365. Troubles of conscience not to be removed, iii. 337. Conscience, the best repository for a man to lodge his treasure in, 371. Peace of conscience, how valuable, and how dismal the want of it, iv. 495. A tender conscience, the true state and account of it, ii. 350- 377. A weak conscience, what it is, 353-360. Plea of a weak conscience when justifiable, and when not, 365-374. A dissenting conscience irreconcileable with the sovereignty of the magistrates, 374. Pleas of conscience usually accompanied with partiality and hypocrisy, ib. 375. The impudence and impiety of some pretenders to conscience, 198-207, 288. iii. 439, 534. iv. 223. An erroneous conscience, to act against conscience, iii. 556 536. Liberty of conscience, a word much abused, i. 80. iii. 416. The worm of conscience, ii. 483. Antidote for the conscience against presumption and despair, iv. 434.

Consecration of priests, i. 91. Of places, 188. God’s different respect to such places, 193.

Constancy, a crowning virtue, ii. 343.

Constantinople, its siege, i. 279.

Content, life’s greatest happiness, iii. 343. Contented acquiescence in any condition, ii. 158.

Contingencies, comprehended by a certain divine knowledge, and governed by as certain a providence, i. 205. Future contingencies are not to be the rule of men’s actions, iii. 311.

Contradiction, whether what we judge to be or not to be so, ought to measure the extent of the divine power, iii. 177-180. Two sorts of Contradictions, 179-182. Two contradictions cannot be true, 200. It is a contradiction for a thing to be one in that very respect in which it is three, ib.

Conventicles, and private meetings, not warrantable from the use of primitive Christians, i. 90. The conventicle, the Jesuit’s kennel, ii. 40. The ordinances of the conventicle, and what is to be met with there, 347. Conventicling schools and academies ought to be suppressed, iii. 409.

Conversing in lewd places and companies, dangerous, iv. 345.

Conversion, or a spiritual change, ii. 90. How a preacher is said to be an instrument in the conversion of a sinner, iii. 28. New converts from Judaism, ii. 351. From idolatry, ib. A man converted from one sin to another is the Devil’s convert, iv. 514.

Corah, Dathan, and Abiram, their censers, i. 179.

Corruption, innate corruption brought with men into the world, iv. 289.

Covenants solemnized with eating and drinking, ii. 83. The business of man’s redemption proceeds upon a twofold covenant, ii. 489, 490.

Covenant of rebellion against the church and monarchy, iii. 427-430. Scotch covenant, iv. 232.

Covetousness of the pharisees, the reason of their unbelief, i. 157. Covetousness darkens the conscience, ii. 284-286. It is a blinding, pressing, and bold vice, iii. 101. It is an absurdity in reason, and a contradiction to religion, 287-347. It is miscalled good husbandry, iv. 284.

Council of Trent, what the writer of that history observes about it, iv. 196, 197. Council of Constance cruelly and basely used John Husse and Jerome of Prague, i. 326.

Counsellors, evil counsellors, a word of malice used by the faction to undermine the government, iv. 250, 287.

Courtiers engage one in a fatal scene, and then desert him in it. ii. 308.


Coward, a most unfit person to make a Christian, i. 83. The speech of a well-wishing coward, 276. Cowardice miscalled mercy, iv. 285.

Creation, hard to be discovered by natural reason; and the philosophers’ opinions about it, i. 31, 32.

Credit, the loss of it is the liar’s reward, i. 336.

Creditor and debtor divide the world, iii. 304.

Credulity lays a man open, iv. 487.

Crellius’s assertion concerning God’s substance, iii. 216.

Croesus’s son saves his father by speaking, ii. 551. iii. 445.

Cromwell, a lively copy of Jeroboam, i. 88. How he first entered the parliament, 213. Weeping and calling upon God, 233. His inquisition, ii. 542. He was a monarch in reality of fact, ii. 568.

Crucifix adored, iii. 462.

Cruelty of zealots to their brethren for their loyal adherence to their sovereign, ii. 316.

Custom, long and inveterate, hard to be conquered, i. 283. Custom, overcoming conscience, ii. 276.

Damocles, with a sword hanging over his head, i. 363.

Danger, generally absolves from duty, i. 273. Truth exposes the owner to danger, 71. Dangers of a merchant, iii. 323. Of a soldier, 324. Of a statesman, 325.

Daniel’s behaviour in the land of his captivity, i. 199.

Dathan. See Corah.

David, raised by prosperity, i. 225. His murder and adultery, ii. 33. His retractation, after a bloody and revengeful resolution, 139, 140. His flight from Absalom, and return, 559. His piety disarming the divine vengeance, 565. His trust in God, 573. His being softened by the delicacies of the court, iii. 59, 60. He chooseth pestilence before captivity, 93. Encountered Goliah in hope of the king’s daughter, 152. He is afflicted with his son Absalom’s absence, 337. Persecuted by Saul, iv. 128. Yet spares him, when he might have taken his life, 309. His condition after his sinful fall, 364, 365. How he gave occasion to God’s enemies to blaspheme, 368.

Death’s pains, ii. 500-504. Shame, the sting of death, iii. 74.

Debauchee, his life, i. 18. The ill consequences of debauchery, iii. 54.

Decrees of God, from eternity, ii. 508.

Defences of a nation, its laws and military force, iv. 98.

Degree; every degree of entrance is a degree of possession, ii. 149.

Delight, the natural result of practice and experiment, ii. 7. A man’s whole delight is in whatsoever he accounts his treasure, iii. 356.

Delusions of sectaries, ii. 346-348. Strong delusions sent by God, iii. 225-286.

Demas’s apostasy, iv. 315.

Demagogues, their artifices, iii. 406.


Demetrius the silversmith, an heathen impostor, ii. 67.

Democracy, hath always in it some one ruling active person, ii. 568.

Denial, self-denial, the great comprehensive gospel duty, i. 56. Denial of Christ, what it is, 61-76. Christ’s denial of us, what it is, 76.

Dependence upon Providence, iv. 26, 130. in the way of lawful courses, 28.

Desire, the spring of diligence, iii. 354.

Despondency of mind in a time of pressing adversity, i. 227.

Devotion’s ingredients, desire, reverence, and confidence, i. 199, 200. Devotion indispensably required in prayer, 425. Our liturgy, the greatest treasure of rational devotion, 463 .

Devil, his ingratitude and pride, i. 306. His pride was his ruin, ii. 287. His methods in assaulting man, 339-342. iii. 251, 252. How he transforms himself into an angel of light, 450-453. How he operates upon the soul, 451-459. How he has imposed upon the Christian world, 459-495. He is a subtle gamester, 491. His two allies, the world and the flesh, iv. 291.

A monster of diabolical baseness, ii. 17.

De Wit, a kind of king in a commonwealth, ii. 568.

Dictatorship, a perfect monarchy for the time, ii. 569.

Difficulties, mistaken for impossibilities, i. 286. The great difficulty in reconciling the immutable certainty of God’s foreknowledge with the freedom and contingency of all human acts, ii. 406.

Diogenes at a feast, abstaining for his pleasure, i. 9.

Discretion, shews itself in paucity of words, i. 440. Discretion must be added to devotion, ii. 107.

Disgrace, above all other things the torment of the soul, iii. 73.

Dissatisfaction, naturally arising in the heart after an ill action, ii. 4.

Dissenters, their conscience, ii. 373. Their covetousness, iii. 301.

Dissimulation, the principle of worldly policy, i. 232, 233. Dissimulation in prayer, iii. 493.

Distrust of Providence, iii. 296.

Dividers. See Church.

Divinity, the dignity of it, and what it treats of, iii. 30. Unfit for the ignorant and forward, 39.

Doubt, every doubting does not overthrow the confidence of conscience, ii. 1 90.

Drinker, he is the object of scorn and contempt, i. 366. His penance, i. 12. Drunkenness no sin amongst many of the Germans, iii. 143.

Duck, (Arthur,) his book De Usu et Authoritate Juris Civilis Romanorum, iv. 12.

Duels fought in the pretended quarrel of honour, iv. 269-273. Proscribed in France, iv. 273.


Δυνατὸν how expounded by Grotius, ii. 505.

Durandus’s principles, ii. 521.

Dulness, among some a mark of regeneration, iii. 14.

Dutch critic, his exposition of St. John viii. 58. and his being overpowered by the first chapter of St. John, ii. 438.

Duties preparatory for a due access to the holy sacrament, ii. 93-107. Duties of mortification, iii. 66. Moral duties, ii. 116-121. Duties of princes and subjects, 573, 574. of a church-ruler, i. 124-133. of parents, iii. 390 395. School masters, 395-400. Clergymen, 400-409. Duty barely with out reward is no sufficient motive, 127-156.

Eagle and oyster in the fable, i. 56. Her nest fired by a coal snatched from the altar, i. 1 80. The swiftness of the Roman eagles, ii. 339. The quickness of the eagle’s eye, 554.

Ease of a virtuous and religious person, i. 17-25.

Easter devotions, and easier dress, ii. 89.

Egyptians, the great masters of learning, enjoined silence to the votaries of their gods, ii. 392. Egyptian midwives, iv. 64.

Ehud kills Eglon, king of the Moabites, iv. 69.

Ejaculations, such as are the prayers of our Saviour, and others of like brevity, i. 455.

Eli’s sons infamous example, iii. 41.

Elijah kills the prophets of Baal, iv. 71.

Encouragement given to men of dangerous principles, iv. 260.

Ends pitched upon by men, not suitable to their condition, i. 241-243.

Enemies to be loved, i. 253. ii. 293-323. And prayed for, but not trusted, i. 253. Happy, who has no enemies, much hap pier, who can pardon them, ii. 323. Bosom-enemies, the worst, iv. 460. Enmity, a restless thing, ii. 309.

England’s sins and punishments, iii. 94. English virtue and temper give way to foreign vices, iii. 155. English preaching, i. 108. English government’s mildness, iv. 244, 245. English, the apes of the French, iv. 273.

Enjoyments of this world have neither the property nor perpetuity of those that accrue from religion, i. 23, 24. They are not an end suitable to a rational nature, i. 243. They are perishing, and out of our power, iii. 367-371.

Ens and Verum in philosophy are the same, i. 96.

Enthusiasm, a phantastic pretence of intercourse with God, ii. 18 1. Enthusiasts’ mystical interpretations of scripture, iii. 416. Quicksilver or gunpowder of enthusiasm, 482. Enthusiasm commonly takes up its abode in melancholy, 483,

Envy, what it proceeds from, i. 303. Its nature, causes, and effects, iv. 102-133. Envy’s tyranny worse than Phalaris’s bull, 121. Envy compared to the eagle, in its sagacious and devouring nature, 124.

Epicurus’s opinion of good and evil, honest and dishonest, ii. 115. Epicureans scoffing at the resurrection, iii. 162.


Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans, its drift is universal, ii. 55. The 13th chapter of it the repository of the most absolute and binding precepts of allegiance, iii. 531.

Erasmus, a restorer of polite learning, iii. 467.

Erastianism’s unhappy propagation, i. 236.

Error of laying false principles, or drawing wrong consequences from right ones, i. 349. Error the madness of the mind, iii. 266. Error in the judgment proceeds from ill-disposed affections, 224-286.

Esau’s mortal grudge against Jacob, ii. 549.

Escobar the casuist suits the strictest precept to the loosest consciences, iii. 481. A patron of resistance against kings, 447.

Estates, sudden in getting, short in continuance, iii. 301.

Esteem of the world not to be depended on, ii. 164.

Eternity of the world. See Aristotle, Atheists.

Ethiopian’s skin, unchangeable, i. 284.

Eucharist in both kinds, opposed by the council of Trent, i. 327.

Events knit and linked together in a chain, ii. 556.

Evidence of sense, the clearest that naturally the mind of man can receive, i. 155.

Evil, its nature, ii. 111-121. Its way of operating upon the mind of man, 121. Evil called good, and good evil, 108 138. iv. 203-288.

Eusebius, concerning the consecration of churches, i. 191.

Examination, the great difficult work of self-examination, ii. 96.

Exchange, the alienation of one property or title for another, ii. 252.

Excuses for not being charitable, i. 279. A sinner excluded from all excuses by natural religion alone, ii. 53-79.

Examples of persons recorded in scripture, not proposed as rules of direction to live by, iv. 57. Vicious examples of persons in place and power, strong temptations to sin, 428.

Expedient, or inexpedient, words of a general, indefinite signification, iv. 171.

Experience gives knowledge in all professions, i. 171, 172. It is one of the surest and best improvements of reason, i. 347.

Expression; the finding words and expressions for prayer is the business of the brain, i. 427.

External profession of a true religion, no certain ground for confidence towards God, ii. 170.

Eye, in what case a man may see more by another’s eye than his own, i. 341. Of one who lost his eye by keeping it long covered, ii. 181. What is meant by the singleness of the eye, 271. The eye is first overcome, iii. 140.

Fabricius’s impregnable integrity, ii. 180.

Faction’s proceedings against Charles I. and II. iv. 241-258. Spirit of faction in extempore harangues, i. 431. Factious men affect the title of public spirits, iv. 287.

Faith, must be not only living, but lively, ii. 93. God has given 561our faith light enough to guide, and darkness enough to exercise it, 378. Faith too mean a thing for heaven, 401. Implicit faith a great absurdity, 403. iii. 465. The whole work of man’s salvation ascribed to faith, 235. The peculiar excellency of faith not springing from sight, 498, 503. Faith consists not in a bare act of assent, but in a full choice of the will, 527. The property and nature of faith, iv. 404.

Fall, wherein consists the greatness of a fall, ii. 344, 345.

False foundations, what they are, ii. 331-338.

Falsehood, an attendant of ingratitude, i. 310. The infamous character of a false man, who shews tricks with oaths, 365.

Familists, assert the Spirit’s personal indwelling in believers, iv. 35. Henry Nicholas the father of them, iii. 480. See Antinomians.

Fanatics step to the magistracy through the ruin of the ministry, i. 99. Fanatic treachery, i. 327. Fanatic zeal against popery and superstition, ii. 171. Pretence to the gift of prophecy, 541, Fanaticism, what it is, iii. 283. Fanaticism and rebellion, the two plagues of Christendom, 392. Fanatics and papists not so opposite as they pretend, iv. 216-218.

Fancy, its worst and its true sense, iii. 14, 15.

Fast, enjoined by the church rubric to prepare us for a festival, ii. 102. Fasting, the diet of angels, and one of the wings of prayer, 102, 103.

Favours (according to worldly policy) are to be done only to the rich or potent, or to enemies, i. 239. Favourites, what danger they are in, iii. 63.

Fear, how altered from what it was in the state of innocence, i. 47. Hopes and fears govern all things, iii. 157. Innate fears not to be conquered, 101. Fear of God, the whole business of religion, 141.

Fifth-monarchy’s sovereignty founded upon saintship, i. 34.

Flattery feeding the mind of a fool in power, ii. 124-128, 135.

Folly; in scripture, wickedness is called folly; piety, wisdom, iii. 47.

Foolishness of worldly wisdom, i. 230-256.

Forecast, prudent forecast is not covetousness, iii. 294.

Forms are not irreconcileable to the power of godliness, iii. 487.

Fox (George) an illiterate cobler, first beginner and head of the Quakers, iv. 185.

Frankness of dealing, used by the ablest men, i. 249.

Freedom of the will much impaired by original sin, ii. 72, 73.

Friendship, the crown of all temporal enjoyments, yet subject to change, i. 22, 217, 221. Disregarded by the worldly politician, i. 239. Not to be made with an ungrateful man, 310. Poisoned by falsehood, 332, 339. Christ’s friendship to his disciples, 378-404. The privileges of friendship, ii. 385-400.


Galatia, the church of Galatia (even when newly planted) in a corrupt and degenerate condition, iv. 162-164.

Galatine, what he affirms of the Talmudists, iii. 206.

Gassendus understood well Epicurus’s notions, ii. 115.

Gelasius, what he saith of the Pelagians, ii. 256.

Gideon’s fleece, i. 304. iv. 117. His great deserts ill requited by the Israelites, i. 288-291.

Gift; things required in passing a thing away to another by a deed of gift, i. 188-193.

Gifts conferred upon the apostles, ii. 518-546. called χαρίσματα, 520. either ordinary, 520-522. or extraordinary, 522, 523. Of tongues, of healing, of prophecy, ib. Diversity of gifts imports variety, excludes contrariety, 528-537.

Gifted brethren, persons pretending to the Spirit, ii. 541. Fanatical pretensions to the gifts of prophecy, and discerning of spirits, 541, 542.

Gloucester, a lawyer’s advice to bind the duke of Gloucester to a trade; and this lawyer was made a judge under Charles II. iii. 308, 309.

Glory; what it is, iii. 72. To glory in sin, what it is, 87.

Gnostics; a word mistaken by some, ii. 57.

God, the fountain of honour, i. 144. In Deo sunt jura omnia, i. 187. There is no new immanent act in God, i. 207. The proof of a God or first-being, 351, 352, 358. God, a God of order, 423. Creator of the world, ii. 60. to be worshipped, 61. The worker of all our good inclinations and actions, 252. God is a pure act, a perpetual, incessant motion, 328. The absolute monarch of the world, 547. His ways and actings above all created intellectuals, iv. 3. His dealing with the first and latter ages of the church, 60. In how many respects God is capable of being honoured or dishonoured by us, 490-493. God may order what he does not approve, i. 85. His intimacies with the faithful under the law and under the gospel, 392-396. God makes use of the several tempers and constitutions of men to serve his church, ii. 530-535. How he is said to send men delusions, iii. 225-285. God and the world, rivals for men’s affections, 362.

God’s divine nature, ii. 379, 382. and way of subsisting, iii. 202. Its absoluteness and simplicity, iv. 324.

——image in man; wherein it consists, i. 33, 34.

——actings; the first reason and impulsive cause of them is within himself, iv. 324.

——decrees, from all eternity, ii. 508.

——promises and immutability, ii. 509.

——word, or the scripture, contains a body of religion, and a system of the best rhetoric, iii. 21.

——judgments, of several sorts, and for several ends, iii. 259.


God’s language, when the work of the six days was transacted in so many words, i. 435, 436.

——perfections, i. 417. ii. 245.

——attributes, i. 15, 16. ii. 398.

——providence, its admirable extent, i. 201.

——presence, and its extraordinary manifestations, i. 178.

——omnipresence, i. 204.

——omniscience and prescience, i. 204, 205. ii. 406.

——omnipotence, i. 205.

——mercy, i. 355.

——justice, ii. 511.

——wisdom and power, ii. 378 381.

——worship, not (like him) invisible, ii. 329.

Godliness; the power of it not irreconcileable to forms, iii. 487. What godliness is, iv. 293.

Godly, who they are, iv. 298.

God the Son; Christ’s divinity, ii. 410-417. iv. 328. Preexistence, ii. 442. Person, ii. 440. Infinite knowledge and goodness, iii. 291.

Christ’s humanity, ii. 417. Lineal descent and pedigree, 417-428. Coming to his own, and condescension, 439 446, 462-464. Natural cognation to the Jews, 463. Hypostatical union, 505. Photinus and Socinus’s opinion of the nature of Christ, 442. Christ, the true Messiah, 417. His office of mediator, 490. His intercession, iv. 328, 331. He is called the mighty counsellor, i. 397. His priesthood, ii. 514. iv. 330. He is lord of the universe, yet depressed to the lowest poverty, iii. 292. The son of David; the carpenter’s son, i. 109. His being tempted, and touched with the feeling of our infirmities, iv. 330. His behaviour upon earth, ii. 462, 463. The value of his merits, iv. 328. His sufferings, ii. 468-495. iii. 74. His miraculous works, iii. 503. Doctrine, i. 146-152. iii. 278. Arguments, i. 152-154. Authority of speech, iii. 291. Prayers, i. 453. iv. 328. Friendship and love, i. 378 404. ii. 319, 451. Peace, iii. 370. Kingdoms, two, providential and mediatorial, 489. Methods of drawing men to their duty, by hope of rewards and fear of punishments, 140. Christ’s disciples, a little itinerant academy, 4.

——descent into hell, ii. 501-503.

——resurrection, ii. 496-517. iii. 496-530. His appearing among his disciples while the doors were shut, 514.

——ascension and promise, iv. 159.

Christianity; its duties, ii. 106, 107. Mysteriousness, 378-409. Doctrine shining and burning, iii. 239. Aspect, ii. 331. A Christian, a public blessing, ib. Of thirty parts of the world, five only Christians, i. 325.

God the Holy Ghost; his deity, ii. 537. Personal subsistence, ib. Gifts, 520-536.


Gospel; its propagation, i. 56. Its revelation a great and peculiar mercy, ii. 75. Its parabolical description, 80. It adds no new precept to the moral law, iii. 295. It contains all the treasures of divine wisdom, ii. 380. Its triumph over all the wisdom and philosophy of this world, 395. It is full of mysteries, 403. How it is disparaged by ill preachers, iii. 32-42. What preparations are required to a gospel-scribe, 10-41. The gospel does not change Or destroy the natural way of the soul’s acting, iii. 126. The spirit required under the gospel, and that under or before the Mosaic dispensation, 145. The gospel to be received not upon the evidence of demonstration, but by the rational assent of faith, i. 126.

A book called the naked gospel, iv. 118.

Gold, diamonds, and the most precious metals buried in the earth, ii. 398.

Good; the nature of good, ii. 112-121. How it operates upon the mind of man, 121. Its property to be communicative, 330. Chief good, iii. 349, 350.

Goodwin (John), his pagans debt and dowry, iii. 249.

Government; its business to procure obedience, and keep off disobedience, i. 92. Government and religion, the two things by which God supports the societies of mankind, ii. 567. The necessary dependence of its principles upon religion, i. 92-103. Church government and civil government depending one upon another, i. 117-119. What is contained in the nature of government, i. 129-133. The ill influence that contempt has upon government, 134-137. Causes why church-governors are despised, groundless, 137-140. and just ones, 140-144. The want of kingly government among the Israelites, iii. 415, 416. The mischievous influence of the misapplication of names upon the civil government, iv. 236-264.

Grace; state of grace, i. 7. Free grace, ii. 147. iii. 485. Pre venting grace, ii. 152. Subsequent grace, iv. 311.

Grammar; all legal, free grammar-schools are to be countenanced, iii. 411.

A grammarian’s answer to his prince, who disputed with him upon a grammatical point, iii. 287.

Gratitude, what it is, i. 292-299. Upon it are founded the greatest and most sacred ties of duty, i. 295. The worldly politician has no sense of gratitude, i. 239. Our obligation of gratitude to God, iv. 545.

Greatness of place, a splendid servitude, i. 22. Men hold their greatness rarely, their baseness always, for term of life, ii. 136. Greatness and prosperity, a curse, iii. 59. The greatness of a sinner an encouragement to sin, 80.

Greeks ten years siege before Troy, ii. 342.

Greyhounds; the thinness of their jaws allays not the ravening fury of their appetite, iv. 274.


Grotius’s exposition of the 53d of Isaiah, ii. 473.

Guilt, always accompanied with meanness and poor-spiritedness, ii. 14.

Habit may continue, when a man is no longer able to act, ii. 46. Habits are neither inconsistent with, nor destroyed by every contrary act, 190. Habit of holiness, 327.

Habitual preparation to the communion, ii. 90-93.

Haman’s greatness, i. 247. and fall, 255. His concern at Mordecai’s refusing to cringe to him, iii. 337, 338.

Hannibal’s diversion into Campania, i. 210, 211.

Happiness of heaven, ii. 400. It consists not in any earthly abundance, iii. 341. Happiness in this life, no distinguishing token of God’s love, iv. 9.

Harrison, a chief actor in king Charles’s murder, ii. 137.

Hasty births, seldom long-lived, but never strong, iii. 44.

Hatred, what it was in the state of innocence, i. 44. A liar exposed to hatred, 337-342.

Health; comforts under want of it, ii. 158, 159. Health recovere4 by strange casualties, i. 218. Religion conduceth to health, 369. Health, a great happiness without any other riches, iii. 340, 341.

Heart, signifies the will, i. 264. It compendiously denotes all the powers and faculties of the soul, iii. 353. The weakness and treachery of the heart, iv. 454-486. Hard-heartedness, an attendant of ingratitude, i. 307.

Heathens; whether they had knowledge enough to save them, i. 162. Nineteen parts of the world perfectly heathens, 325. The heathens coena pura, ii. 86. The heathen world consigned over to a perpetual slavery to the Devil’s deceits, iii. 252.

Heaven; what is signified by the kingdom of heaven, iii. 7.

Hector, dragged by the belt which Ajax had given him, i. 254.

Hell, emphatically described by the Apocalypse, i. 342. What the word hell, ἅδης, signifies, ii. 501, 502.

Henry II. of France killed by a splinter, i. 216. Henry VII. of England, his best titles to his kingdom, 555. Henry VIII.’s divorce the occasion of many strange accidents, i. 211.

Heresy, built upon the seeming supposed absurdity of many truths, i. 67. Heresy in fundamentals, iii. 271. Heretics have many things common with the heathens, 461. Haereticum devita, how those words were expounded, 466.

Herod; a god of the rabble’s and the Devil’s making, iv. 310.

Hezekiah’s success against the vast army of Sennacherib, ii. 564. His pride, iii. 58, 59, 336.

High-places, what is meant by them, i. 90.

Hippocrates’s saying of the cure of the body, iii. 17.

Holy Ghost. See God.

Homer’s heroes assisted by their god, iv. 32.

Honour’s pleasures, how thin they are, i. 21, 22. Sense of honour, 239. iv. 269-273.


Hope, what it was in the state of innocence, i. 46. Hope of a reward, iii. 124-156. How hope purifies a man, iv. 518-548.

Hours for divine worship, i. 197.

House of God, who appears in it, is in a more especial manner placed in the presence of God, i. 405, 406.

Husse, (John,) cruelly and basely used by the council of Constance, i. 326.

Hushai’s counsel to Absalom, iii. 254.

Hypocrisy, what is damnable hypocrisy in the language of scripture, i. 232. Its pretences to the Spirit and tenderness of conscience, 257. Hypocritical contrivers of the murder of Charles I. 328. The self-adoring hypocrite in the gospel, 335.

Hypostatical Union. See God the Son.

Jacob, met and embraced by Esau, ii. 549. He thought seven years service for Rachel but a few days, iii. 354. How he marshalled his family, when he was to meet his brother Esau, 360. His supplanting his brother, iv. 128. How he struggled with God, 497.

James I. how he discovered the powder-plot, ii. 552.

Idleness, createth impossibilities, i. 272. Exposeth the soul to the Devil, iv. 468.

Idolatry, the sin of the heathens, ii. 54-57.

Jeffrys, (chancellor,) his design of setting up an anniversary feast or meeting of Westminster scholars, iii. 377.

Jeroboam’s sin, i. 85-119.

Jesuits, their doctrine concerning the direction of the intention, i.


Jewish economy brought in with miracles, i. 146. Why the Jews rejected Christianity, 147. ii. 452. Six parts of the world are Jews and Mahometans, i. 325. The Jews exactness in their preparations, ii. 85. Their arrogance in being Abraham’s sons, 170. How they are called by Christ his own, 445. Their condition, national and ecclesiastical, at Christ’s coming, 448, 449. God’s complaint against them, iv. 84-92. Their sins, 93-97. The Israelites dealing towards Gideon, i. 288-315. Their fornication with the daughters of Moab, iii. 59. The judgments of God upon them, 92, 93. The Israelites spoiling the Egyptians, iv. 67, 68. Their ingratitude and idolatry in changing the Deity for a golden calf, 362.

Ignorance, a cause of contempt in a ruler, i. 140. How far ignorance is voluntary and culpable, ii. 177. A religious fear grounded upon ignorance, 356-360. The constant practice of religious cheats, to keep people in ignorance, 67.

Illuminati, what they were, i. 235.

Image of God in man, what it is, i. 33. Image worship, ii. 74, 75.

Immortality of the soul, conjectured by philosophy, proved only by religion, i. 93. Immortal seed, ii. 90.

Impartiality necessary in our inquiries into truth, i. 165.


Implicit faith the property of a Roman catholic, ii. 335. a great absurdity, 403.

Importunity, the only coaction that the will knows, ii. 341, 342.

Impossible, many things are reckoned such, that indeed are not, i. 271.

Imposture, two-thirds of the world owe their misfortunes to it, ii. 133. Religious impostors, iii. 265.

Impudence in sin, the forerunner of destruction, iii. 68-96.

Inclination, not interest, should move our devotion, i. 199. A mere inclination to any thing is not properly a willing of that thing, 269.

Indemnity, act of indemnity, iii. 444.

Independent, the prophecy of an independent divine: an independent fast, i. 64, 65.

Indians religion, worshipping the Devil, i. 240.

Indulgence granted to schismatics, a reason for asserting the constitution of the church of England, ii. 201. Popish indulgences and pardons, 168. iii. 464.

Inexcusableness of a sinner under natural religion without revelation, ii. 5379.

Infallibility, challenged by the enthusiasts and papists, iii. 479. The real privilege of the apostles, iv. 160.

Infirmity. See Sin.

Information, whether after the utmost means of information, a man may not remain ignorant of his duty, ii. 177.

Ingratitude, its nature and baseness, i. 300-304. Its principle, 302-304. Its ill qualities and attendants, 304-310. A description of an ungrateful person, 311.

Injunctions, for composing and ending the disputes about the Trinity, ii. 227.

Innocence, happiness of man in the state of innocence, i. 37 39. Innocence preferable to repentance, ii. 151, 152. Legal and evangelical innocence, 192. The advantage of innocence, 352. It enables eloquence to reprove with power, iii. 291.

Innocent, what causes render it just to inflict a punishment upon an innocent person instead of another, ii. 491.

Innovators of divine worship, contemners of God, and the most pernicious disturbers of the state, i. 101. Innovating spirit striking at the constitutions of our church, 346. Innovations in religion the most efficacious and plausible way of compassing a total abolition of it, 347.

Inspiration, extravagant pretenders to it, iv. 57. Inspired persons, always attended with some extraordinary signs and characters, 62.

Intellectual power or faculty, its principal offices, ii. 262.

Intemperance, a branch of sensuality; how it debauches the conscience, ii. 282-285. and how mischievous a sin it is, iv. 472.

Intention, the plea of a good intention, i. 259. ii. 333.

Interest outweighs truth, i. 70. The civil and ecclesiastical interests 568 are not to be disjoined, 99. Interest deposed, 56-84.

Interrogative way of speech, imports not only a negation, but a manifest impossibility of a thing, ii. 232.

Intimacy of God with the faithful, i. 391-395.

Joash king of Israel, upon what the fate of his kingdom depended, i. 209.

Job, his integrity in spite of calumny, ii. 221, 222. Envy the cause of his misfortunes, iv. 117.

John, (St.) his gospel’s first chapter full of commanding majesty, ii. 438, 439. The 58th verse of the 8th chap, interpreted away by a Dutch critic, ib. The text in the 5th chap. 7th verse of his 1st Epistle, concerning the Trinity, iii. 194.

Jonas’s anger, ii. 143. His profound sleep under his guilt, iii. 327.

Joseph’s strange and unparalleled story, full of chances and little contingencies, directed to mighty ends, i. 209. His good conscience under the charge of the highest ingratitude and lewdest villainy, ii. 222. His being supported under temptation, iv. 307-309, 343.

Joy. See Passions.

Ireland; its climate impatient of poisonous animals, and its church of poisonous opinions, ii. .227, 228.

Irreligion, accounted policy and fashionable, i. 234. The irreligious are not the wisest men, 373.

Isaiah, the evangelist of the Jewish church, ii. 468, 469.

Israelites. See Jews.

Italian cruelty towards Charles I. iii. 434.

Judah, the crown of Judah translated into the line of Nathan, ii. 422, 423.

Judas swallowing the sop, i. 354. A thief and a hireling, iii. 147, 301. He was tempted, and fell beyond recovery, iv. 329. His critical hour, 392.

Judgment, Christ and his truths are denied by an erroneous, heretical judgment, i. 61. Reason’s judgment overruled by immoderate passion, ii. 143, 144. Error in the judgment, caused by ill-disposed affections, iii. 224 286. The wisdom of man is an incompetent judge of the ways of God, iv. 2. False ways of men’s judging, 1-31.

Judgments of God inflicted by him upon men are of several sorts, and intended for several and very different ends, iii. 262.

Jus naturale, antecedent to all jus positivum, either human or divine, ii. 118.

Justice; gratitude, a part or species of justice, i. 293. The nature and office of justice, ib. God’s justice, a reason of the impossibility of Christ’s detention under a state of death, ii. 511. Divisions of justice into commutative and distributive, 233. Justice pictured blind, iii. 120. Justice, miscalled cruelty, iv. 285.


Justification, ascribed to faith alone, ii. 333.

Self-justiciaries, their arrogant assertion, ii. 333.

Juvenal speaking of a future state, iii. 188.

Juxon’s advice to Charles I. iv. 26.

Kindnesses, why called obligations, i. 296.

Kings seldom shewing themselves, to keep their subjects in awe, ii. 392. Providence peculiarly concerned in their salvation and deliverance, 547.

Kingdoms, are at the disposal of God, ii. 558-560.

Kingdom of heaven, what it is, iii. 7.

Knave, passes for a name of credit, i. 230. The folly of trusting a knave, 337. Knaves pretending, and fools believing, serve the Devil’s interest, iii. 494.

Knowledge of the truth concealed and not owned by the heathen philosophers, i. 67. The knowledge of angels, ii. 401. Knowledge of languages, a crime among the sectaries, 543. Knowledge and learning not opposite to grace, 545. The generality of knowledge required in a clergyman, iii. 17. The divine love of knowledge, 355.

Laish, its inhabitants ruined by their sloth, iv. 467.

Labour, it makes many things pass for impossible, i. 271.

Laelius, uncle to Socinus, his posthumous papers, ii. 437.

Laws obligatory to gratitude; of nature, i. 293-296. of God revealed in his word, 296. of men, ib. of the Romans, 297. The law of Moses, a true and perfect transcript of the moral law, ii. 296. Moses’s law proceeded only upon temporal rewards and punishments, 298. What is the obliging power of the law to be measured by, ib. Statute-law, the product of the king’s will, iv. 244. The nature and obligation of laws, penalties, and rewards, 182-184.

Lazarus’s poverty did not unqualify him for Abraham’s bosom, iii. 263.

——resurrection more credible than Christ’s, and why, iii. 505.

Learning restored, by whom, iii. 467. A backward learner, recompenseth sure for sudden, i. 125.

Lead, a metal which bends to every thing, ii. 229.

Length, seldom an excellency in sermons, iii. 1.

Levi’s tribe had neither place nor portion together, like the rest, i. 94.

The Levite and his concubine, the occasion of a bloody civil war, i. 209. iii. 417. What was the Levites ministry and preparation, 43.

Leviathan’s atheistical doctrine, i. 236. Its infamous author, ii. 115.

Liberty of conscience, a word much abused, i. 80. Liberty and property, two tinkling words of the republican cant, iii. 383. iv. 256. How it is abused, 256-258.

Life hangs upon a very slender thread, i. 217. What is meant by it, when Christ saith that it consists not in abundance, iii. 319, 570 320-347. Change of life, or repentance, i. 12. Change of life will change the judgment, 168, 169. Laying down life for the brethren, ii. 299.

Light of reason, what it is, ii. 179. Light within us, how it be comes darkness, 261-292.

Little; more little men in the church to spare, than little things, i. 345.

Liturgy, the reason of having our liturgy continued, i. 347. Its excellency, 457-459. The greatest treasury of rational devotion in the Christian world, 463.

Longinus’s observation upon Moses, i. 435.

Loquacity, no fit ingredient for prayer, i. 440.

Lot’s deliverance, iv. 297.

Love, what it is, and how it acted in the state of innocence, i. 43, 44. Love of enemies, ii. 293-323. Love of kindred, small; of country-men and neighbours, less, 451. Love and reason, the soul’s two wings, iii. 365, 366. What is the infallible test of love, iii. 361.

Loyalty to the king, and conformity to the church, crimes unpardonable with the faction, i. 274.

Loyola, (Ignatius,) his sect composed of the best wits and ablest heads, iii. 467.

Lucullus, great in the field and in the academy, yet by luxury survived the use of his reason, iii. 245.

Ludlow’s Memoirs, the republicans new gospel, ii. 544.

Lust, how it darkens man’s conscience, ii. 281.

Luther, falsely and ridiculously abused by the papists, iii. 456. The story of his being tempted to make away with himself, 395.

Luxury, grows by prosperity, in. 59. Lying; the extent, nature, effects, and punishments of that sin, i. 316 344. How the mind of man can believe a lie, iii. 228.

Macedonius’s heresy, ii. 537. A shoot of the old Arian stock, iii. 461.

Machiavel’s observations upon the reason of the weakness of Italy, i. 99. Upon a people’s general depravation, iii. 89, 388.

Maecenas’s advice to Augustus Caesar, i. 102.

Magistrates; whence proceeds the awe they have upon the people, iv. 305/

Mahomet joins the impostor to the tyrant, i. 86. Mahometan religion made up of many, partakes much of the Jewish, iii. 209. A Mahometan Christian, ii. 228.

Malice and envy of the world, iii. 335. iv. 119.

Malignity of some natures and dispositions, ii. 17. The peculiar malignity of every vice, iii. 244.

Mamertines, their scandalous case, iv. 13.

Man, the sum of the whole creation, i. 32. His irreparable loss in Adam, 50. An insolent and impotent creature, ii. 232. 571Poor and proud, 254. His indispensable obligation to pay homage to God, 240. His great want and weakness, iii. 348.

Man naturally affects society and converse, iii. 355. He is naturally prone to credulity and superstition in matters of belief, and to an opinion of merit in matters of practice, 465.

Mariana, a patron of resistance, iii. 447.

Marius, (C.) his great saying, iv. 271.

Martyrdom, the badge of primitive Christianity, and what it is, i. 72. In many cases it is a duty, 273. It is allowable to flee from it, 73. The noble army of martyrs, iv. 412.

Mary, (Queen,) false to her promise, i. 327.

Masianello, a poor fisherman, i. 213.

Maxims, rules of discourse, and the basis of all philosophy, i. 36.

Means; the foolishness of pitching upon means unsuitable to one’s end, i. 245.

Meditation, closes the preparatory work of the pious communicant, ii. 106.

Meiosis; a figure, what it is, iii. 298.

Melancthon, a restorer of polite learning, iii. 467.

Memory, nothing more fickle and slippery, i. 220. It is twofold, iii. 13. Its parts, i. 220.

Mephibosheth, slandered by Ziba, iv. 117.

Mercy; a reserve of mercy, for the most part, wrapped up in every curse, i. 60. In divine mercy we must distinguish between the first impulsive cause of the act, and the proper qualification of the object, iv. 324.

Merit, is a mere nothing, i. 224. It is impossible for man to merit of God, ii. 231-260. The popish distinction of merit, 249. The Romish casuists giving men a share in the saints’ merits, 168.

Messiah, was to descend naturally from Solomon, ii. 422. Expected as a temporal prince, ii. 453. The opinions of divers about the Messiah, 469, 470.

Metempsychosis taught by Pythagoras, iii. 161,

Metius Suffetius’s treachery, ii. 555,

Micah’s complaint, iii. 359.

Milton, the blind adder, iii. 439.

Mind, the excellency of the mind of man, i. 13. It cannot with the same force attend two several objects at the same time, i. 450. Presence of mind, ii. 555. The activity and method of the mind’s acting, iii. 350-352.

Ministers; the nature and extent of their office, their commission and instruction, i. 57. In what cases they are not to se cure themselves from persecution, 74. Their discouragement in the courts of the law, 81. They are very serviceable to the civil magistrate, 100. Their office consistent with temporal privileges and advantages, 103, 104. No illiterate person to 572 be admitted to that function, 108. The embasing of them tends to the destruction of religion, 111-119. They are not to be browbeaten by the magistrate in the management of their ministry, 131. Deference and submission due to them, ii. 401-404. The usual grounds of the contempt cast upon them, i. 138. The qualifications required in a minister, iii. 11-32. The general discouragement of ministers from reflecting upon the late villainous times, iv. 259. Christian ministry generally exposed to scorn and persecution, 136.

Miracles, what they are, and what is their force, i. 153. iii. 523. Papists pretend to the gift of miracles, ii. 526-528. iii. 256. A miracle in a large and general sense, and in a restrained and proper one, 255.

Misery, the eternity and unchangeableness of it in another world, iv. 497.

Misrepresentation of words, a fatal imposture, ii. 111-138. iv. 203-288.

Mistake of a letter’s superscription effected the preservation of a kingdom, ii. 557.

Moderation, a word by which the betraying of the church-constitutions is called, iv. 206, 224-230.

Modesty, discovered best by fewness of words, i. 440. Few examples of merit and modesty in conjunction, ii. 225.

Monarchy, the excellency of that government, ii. 567-571. The reproach of slavery, unjustly cast upon England’s monarchical government, iv. 257.

Monk, the strange temptations of a certain monk, iv. 440, 441.

Moon, spots in the moon, ii. 429.

More (Sir Thomas) his defence of Erasmus against Dorpius, iii. 470.

Morality of an action, what it is founded in, i. 263.

Mortification’s severe duties, iii. 63. iv. 529.

Moses taken up by Pharaoh’s daughter, a mere accident, i. 214. The height and grandeur of his style, 435. What he assigns as the proper qualification of a judge, ii. 285. He was the more reverenced for wearing a veil, 391. He had a respect to the recompence of the reward, iii. 124. He enforced his law by rewards most suitable to sense, 132. Preserved innocent and untouched in Pharaoh’s court, iv. 308, 344. How he prevailed with God by prayer, 479. The severity of his law, i. 180, 181.

Observation of Mosaic rites, an occasion of dispute between the Jewish and Gentile converts, iv. 162.

Motion, a maxim in philosophy concerning motion, ii. 142.

Motive, more desirable than the action itself, iii. 126.

Murder, self-murder accounted a good and virtuous action, both by the Grecians and Romans, ii. 114.

Mysteries of religion, much disputed, i. 61. Mysteries of the Egyptians kept secret, ii. 392. Mysteries of Christianity hidden 573from the wise and prudent, 398. ridiculed, blasphemed, and new-modelled, 408. Mystery of God, and of the Father and of Christ, iii. 194-223.

Naboth’s vineyard, iii. 336.

Nadab. See Abihu.

Names, honourable names and appellations given to the worst of men and actions, ii. 40.

Nathanael’s character, i. 335, 336.

Nature, what is good-nature and ill- nature, i. 302-304.

The characters of good-nature and ill-nature misplaced, iv. 278-281.

Divine nature. See God.

Human nature, its averseness to all acts of virtue, especially those of an higher strain, iv. 32. Its weakness since the fall repaired by the gospel, 33, 34.

State of nature, i. 7. Nature’s two great helps, art and industry, ii. 132.

Two natures united into one person, and one nature diffused into a triple personality, ii. 382.

Nebuchadnezzar’s sacrilege punished, i. 181. God gave him majesty, ii. 563. His pride, iii. 59.

Necessity, twofold, ii. 510.

Nero’s poorness of spirit, ii. 198. His character, iii. 532, 533.

New-birth, new man, ii. 90.

Nicanor’s intended sacrilege punished, i. 183.

Nicodemus discoursing with our Saviour, ii. 387.

Nicholas, (Henry,) the father of the familists, iii. 480.

Noah, delivered out of temptation, iv. 297.

Nonconformists, stiff and obstinate, unwilling to submit to the orders of the church, ii. 206. Their objections against our ceremonies, iv. 168-174.

Notable man, what that word commonly signifies, i. 138.

Novelty, the parent of pleasure, i. 16. Christianity, an entire novelty to the highest discoveries of mere nature, i. 17.

Νοῦς ἀΐδιος of Plato and Aristotle, and what a paradox they owned about it, ii. 59.

Oath, a new oath preparing for the clergy in order either to have their livings, or to damn their souls, ii. 18.

Obedience to God’s will, rewarded with a further discovery of it, i. 161. The obedience of the whole man required by God’s law, 262. It is excited not properly by a persuasion of merit, but by an assurance of a reward, ii. 260. Obedience due to a spiritual guide, 403. No obedience comparable to that of the understanding, iii. 223. Obedience and subjection to the government, to be preached by every minister four times a year at least, 405. Obedience suspended by some upon a condition, 429. Precepts of obedience in the I3th of Romans, 531. The doctrine of passive obedience practised by the primitive heroes of the Christian church, i. 273.


Obscurity, the foundation of all inquiry, ii. 397.

Octavius. See Caesar.

Oeconomy of the Jews, and of the Christians, i. 146.

Old age, unable to stand out against an ill practice, ii. 46.

Omnipotence, Omniscience. See God.

Oppressions of men, strong temptations to sin, iv. 428.

Origen’s opinion about the sufferings of the damned, i. 355.

Ottoman the civilian’s Vindiciae contra Tyrannos, iii. 443.

Owen, (John,) dean of Christ Church, his preaching for the suppressing of Westminster school, iii. 412.

Dr. O. knew himself to have the Spirit of God, iv. 47.

Paganism, christened into a new form and name, iii. 463.

Palavicini, (Cardinal,) his gospel, ii. 258.

Palestine, the scene of our Saviour’s life and actions, ii. 446.

Parable of a marriage, ii. 80. Of the ten virgins, 93.

Paradoxes, seeming to attend gospel-truths, i. 69.

Pardons and indulgences, ii. 168.

Parents, their duty towards their children, iii. 390-395.

Pareus, a pattern of resistance, iii. 443.

Parisian massacre, i. 329.

Παῤῥησία, what that word signifies, ii. 176.

Party, and singularity, a false foundation to build upon, ii. 335. What is partiality, i. 165. The odious distinction of court-party and country-party, iv. 251, 252.

Passions, where they hare their residence; what the Stoics thought of them, i. 42, 43. Love and hatred, 43, 44. Anger, what it was in the state of innocence, 45. Joy, ib. Sorrow, 46. Hope, ib. Fear, 47. Passion, the drunkenness of the mind, it 144. Passions and affections matched and balanced by one another, iii. 71.

Passive. See Obedience.

Paternal relation, the most honourable, iii. 390.

Paul, (St.) and his church delivered from beasts, i. 28. Being reprehended and struck for reviling the high priest, excuses himself, 105. Saul, his persecuting fit, ii. 143. His sermon before Felix, iii. 36. He and Silas singing in the prison, 342. What judgment the barbarians passed upon him, when the viper fattened upon his hand, iv. 13. His advice to Timothy and Titus, i. 124. iv. 261. He and Barnabas refuse adoration, 310. His being buffeted by a messenger of Satan, 411.

Pedigree of Christ drawn by two of the evangelists, ii. 417, 418. The infamous pedigree of Socinus’s heresy, 438.

Pelagianism, what it springs from, and what it is resolvable into, ii. 254, 255, 521, Pelagius’s doctrine about repentance, iii. 111. Pelagians doctrine about original sin, 386, 387. Pelagianism, how introduced, 470.

Penruddock’s death caused by the perfidiousness of U. C. a colonel of the army, i. 84.

Persecution, the trial of a man’s conscience, iii. 360. A word 575whereby to call the execution of the laws in behalf of the church, iv. 206, 222-224.

Persons; plurality of Persons in the divine nature proved, and asserted a great mystery, iii. 198.

Peter, (St.) his remarkable speech to our Saviour, ii. 235. He is foiled by a sudden weak assault, 340. He fell, but rose again, iv. 329. The difference between him and St. Paul about the observance of the Mosaic rites, 163, 164. Peter’s unjustifiable zeal in drawing his sword for his master, 438.

Peters, (Hugh,) his advice to his master upon the mutinying of the army about St. Alban’s, iv. 222.

Pharaoh’s heart hardened by the lying wonders of the magicians, i. 255.

Pharisee, the origination of that name, ii. 336. Pharisees, men of business, iv. 284.

Philistines, worsted by the captivated ark, i. 180. Philosophers, charged by St. Paul with not glorifying God as God, ii. 59. They generally held the soul to be a spiritual, immaterial substance, 279. Their opinion concerning one universal soul belonging to the whole species of mankind, iii. 247. What they called summum bonum, 349.

Phoebus’s advice to Phaeton, iii. 398.

Photinus bishop of Sirmium, his heresy of our Saviour’s being a mere man, ii. 442. Photinianism. how introduced into the world, iii. 470.

Physiognomist’s description of Socrates, laughed at by the Athenians, i. 9.

Pious, the most pious men are still the most knowing, i. 171.

Plato’s books contained admirable things, ii. 180. He knew the immortality of the soul, but not the resurrection, iii. 161.

Plea of conscience, the force of it is to be seriously examined, ii. 202. Such pleas usually accompanied by partiality and hypocrisy. 574, 375.

Pleasure, what it is, i. 3, 6, 8-10. Religion the proper pleasure of the mind, 13-27. Pleasures of speculation, 13. 14. of an epicure, of an Archimedes, 14, 18, 19. Pleasure taken in other men’s sins, ii. 1-52. Pleasure greater upon the forbearance than in the commission of sin, 155, 156.

Pocock, (Dr.) his character; and his account of Grotius’s exposition of the 53d of Isaiah, ii. 473.

Poland, what brought Socinianism there, ii. 228. Policy, its .principles, i. 231-241. What is the essence of a politician, 234. iii. 445. His danger, i. 246-256. Ecclesiastical policy the best, 85-119.

Politian, a restorer of polite learning, iii. 467. But an atheist, fearing to read the scripture lest it should spoil his style, 22.

Pope, the silly pretence of burning the pope, iii. 380.

Popery, when it began, iii. 461, 465. How its doctrines grew up, 462-466. Compared with enthusiasm, 479-484. Its articles, 576 iv. 206-215. Popish austerities, i. 25, 26. Papists’ absurd practice in picturing God, 49. They place the spiritual above the civil state, in power as well as dignity, 100. Their, and fanatic treachery, two twins, 327. Their religion an innovation upon the Christian church; they are our shrewdest and most designing enemies, ii. 347. Their doctrine of merit, 256. Their belief of monstrous contradictions; their claiming the gift of miracles, 526. The grandeur of their religion owing to the prudence of some of their popes, 570. They never write against the nonconformists, and why, iv. 217.

Postures of reverence due to sacred places, i. 200.

Poverty often the mark of divine mercy’s riches, ii. 160, 161. It has made the most famous commanders, statesmen, and philosophers, iii. 53. Poverty stepping into power, often in tolerable, 300. It renders men ridiculous and contemptible, i. 112.

Powder-plot compared with Charles I.’s murder, iii. 443.

Power, without it all government is precarious, i. 131. Arbitrary power, slander cast against the monarchy of England, iv. 242-247.

Practice of obedience, the best foundation to build upon, ii. 326-328.

——divides the world into virtuous and vicious, i. 267. How our obligation to practice is enforced, iii. 153.

Prayer, what is required to a pious, acceptable prayer, i. 406-424. Praying by a set form, extempore, by the Spirit, 424-433. Brevity and prolixity of prayer, 434-462. The excellency of our Common Prayer Book, 457-459. Prayers before sermon, 459. The prayers of the heathens, pharisees, and our nonconformists, 461. What the life and spirit of prayer consists in, ii. 101. Prayer’s two wings, 103. A right confidence towards God most eminently exerts itself in prayer, 218, 219. No man ought peremptorily to pray for any particular state of life, iv. 374. Prayer a great preservative against temptation, 476-478. What qualifications are required to render a prayer prevalent and effectual, iv. 478-481. In what cases praying against temptation avails not, 482-486. What it is to pray spiritually, according to the measures of Christian piety, 510.

Lord’s prayer, a standing form and pattern to pray by, iv. 450.

Preaching, what Caspar Streso said of the English preaching, i. 115. Preaching the least part of a divine, iii. 17. How preaching works upon men’s minds, 24-29. Two different ways of preaching, which are to be rejected, 32-42.

A pulpit-preacher reviling the hierarchy of the church, iv. 6.

Precepts, no new precepts added to the moral law by the gospel, ii. 295, 296.

Preferments of the world depend upon accidents, i. 222-225.577Promise of preferment, the ablest casuist to resolve the cases of a scrupulous, oath-sick conscience, iii. 152.

Preeminence; it is natural almost to all men to desire preeminence in any perfection, but especially religious, ii. 337.

Prejudice of education hard to be conquered, i. 157. Prejudice disposes the understanding to error, iii. 242.

Preparation required for the worthy participation of the Lord’s supper, ii. 80-107.

Presbyterian faction’s post-dated loyalty, iii. 418.

Presence of mind argues a head and a heart made for great things, ii. 555.

Presumption is man’s usual sin in a prosperous estate, i. 225. The extravagant presumption of such as pretend to clear up all mysteries in religion, ii. 406.

Pretence of religion, nothing so absurd but may under it be obtruded upon the vulgar, i. 89. The absurdity and impiety of most pretences to conscience, ii. 198-211.

Prevention of sin, an invaluable mercy, ii. 139-162. iii. 103, 104. iv. 300, 301.

Pride, a constant attendant of ingratitude, i. 305. Pride and indigence usually concur in beggars, ii. 236. A principle of pride working in the heart of men ever since our first parent’s fall, 254. Pride, the Devil’s sin, his ruin and his stratagem, 287. It receives improvement by prosperity, iii. 58, 59. It is a vice which puts forth betimes, 397.

Priest; what is meant by the consecration of priests, i. 91. The government and the priesthood united in the same person, 95. In the Old Testament the same word signifies priest and prince, 104.

Prince; none so absolute but stands in need of his subjects for many things, ii. 237. A prince wearing sackcloth under his purple, iii. 66.

Principles; the two great principles by which a religious man rules all his actions, i. 349, 350.

Private good, must always stoop to the public, ii. 364.

Privileges peculiar and extraordinary of the late blessed times of light and inspiration, ii. 132.

Probability; most of worldly dealings depend only upon it, i. 156.

Prodigality, ministers to all sorts of vice, iii. 295. The abuse of surnaming the prodigal person, generous or liberal, iv. 285.

Production and possession, the two great originals, from which a man deriveth what right he has to the actions of another, ii. 240, 241.

Profession; continual pursuit of an honest profession never wearieth, i. 20. Professions chosen by men accidentally, with out knowing what fortune will attend them in them, 222.

Progress; an infinite progress exploded as absurd and impossible, iii. 352.

Projectors, endeavouring to degrade the noble constitution of 578 our church to the mechanic model of republican, imperfect churches abroad, ii. 207.

Promises of God were needless, if the hope of a reward was not lawful, iii. 147.

Property. See Liberty.

Prophecies received their completion in Christ, i. 152. Flattering prophets, ii. 124-128.

Prophecies of Oliver Cromwell’s recovery and long life two days before his death, iv. 50. No prophecies or miracles, though never so exactly fulfilled, can prove a bad action to be the will of God, 51 .

Proposition sufficiently proved requires our assent, notwithstanding several unanswerable objections, iii. 502, 503.

Προσάββατον or παρασκευὴ of the Jews, ii. 85.

Prosperity discovers what a man is, iii. 49. It improves pride, 58, 59. and luxury, 59, 60. It inclines men to profaneness and neglect of God, 60 62. It indisposeth him to the proper means of amendment, 62-65. How a man may use prosperity so as that it may not be destructive, 64-67.

Protestant; schismatics abuse that word by calling themselves true protestants, iv. 215, 216.

Providence of God managing the most contingent passages of human affairs, i. 202. directing them to great ends, 205-228. How it disappoints the designs of the worldly politicians, 245. It is peculiarly concerned for the protection and defence of kings, ii. 547-575. What sins Providence sets itself in a more peculiar manner to detect, iii. 113-115. God’s providential dealing with man cannot be truly comprehended by man’s judgment, iv. 4-24.

Public-mindedness makes nations grow great out of little or nothing, i. 251. The title of public spirits abused, and given to the most mortal enemies of king and people, iv. 251-255.

Punishment, the reward of every deviation from duty, ii. 61, 62.

Purchasers of church-lands, for the most part unhappy, i. 184.

Purgatory, invented for the temporal, penal expiation of some sins, iii. 464.

Puritan perfectionists, iii. 401. Puritanism deceives the world with a demure face, 549. The description of a conforming puritan, iv. 192.

Purity, how it is to be attained, iv. 518 548.

Pym, an instrument in bringing king Charles to the block, iii. 418.

Pythagoras, the first who brought the name of σοφὸς to φιλόσοφος, ii. 57. Admirable in his writings, 180. The importance and wisdom of his advice, that a man should stand in awe of himself, iii. 119. His transmigration of souls, ii. 26. iii. 161.

Quadragesimal fasts fit both body and soul for the festivals of Easter, iii. 66.

Quadrature of the circle has engaged the greatest wits in the search after it, iii. 213, 214.


Quakers the liveliest instances of what is described of the Cumaean Sibyl by Virgil, iii. 458. They are the highest form of enthusiasts amongst us, 480. George Fox, an illiterate cobbler, the first beginner and head of their sect, iv. 185.

Quintilian’s saying concerning Seneca’s handling philosophy, iii. 32.

Rabbins; their absurd doctrines and stories grown much more numerous and fabulous since than before Christ’s time, i. 156. The sottish servitude of the Jews in believing them, ii. 167. They are noted for inventing and writing unlikely and in credible lies, 452. Their opinions upon the 53d of Isaiah, 469, 470.

Rain, the Devil’s assaults compared to it, ii. 340, 341.

Reading and meditation should close the pious communicant’s preparatory work, ii. 106. Reading, like eating, useless with out digestion, 186, 187.

Reason; the use of it does not shew itself till about the seventh year, i. 7. It is hard for natural reason to discover a creation before it is revealed, or to believe it after, 31. Reason controlled by passion, ii. 143. The voice of reason to be carefully attended, and why, 179. No man ought to prefer his particular reason to the united reason of a greater number, iii. 214. The worst of slaveries is that of the reason, 265. Reason and love the soul’s two wings, 365, 366. Every rational agent directs all his actions and desires to some great ultimate end, 352.

Rebellion commented out of the 131!) of the Romans, i. 122. The youth of the nation should be principled against rebellion, 278. iii. 392-395. A description of rebellion, 445. The old infamous rebellion of forty-one, 379, 493, 537.

Recompence of reward, iii. 124-156.

Reconciliation excluded by treachery, i. 339, 340.

Redemption of man carries in it the marks of mercy, acting by an unaccountable sovereignty, ii. 447.

Reformation; what the outcries of further reformation signify, ii. 203. A word very mischievous both to church and state, iv. 220, 223, 231. Rooters and thorough reformers, who they are, iii. 19, 20.

Refrigeriums, or intervals and respites of punishment to the damned, i. 355.

Regenerate persons have sinned through infirmity and surprise, ii. 32, 33. The work of regeneration or the new-birth, 387.

Relation between prince and subject, what it essentially involves, ii. 547.

Religion, the way to wisdom and pleasure, i. 3-27. The necessary dependence of the principles of government upon religion, 92-96. The advantage of being truly religious, 401. The design of religion is to unite and to put a spiritual cognation between souls, ii. 316. Religion’s main business, duty and 580 obedience, 326-329. How the Holy Ghost in scripture advances religion in our thoughts, iii. 232. The vanity of most men’s pretences to religion, 371-373. Pretence of religion obtrudes absurdities upon the vulgar, i. 89. Absurdities of the heathen’s religion, 51. and of the Turkish, 97. The excellency of the Christian, 51. Its precepts, and their severity, iv. 318, 319. Its mysteriousness, ii. 378-409. Innovations about religion the most efficacious and plausible way of compassing a total abolition of it, 347.

Reminiscence, a part of memory, what it is, i. 220.

Repentance, what it consists of, i. u, 12. iv. 522-524. Confidence of a future repentance, most ungrounded and irrational, i. 356, 357. Repentance, one of those great truths deposited by God in the hands of the Gentiles themselves, ii. 61. It is not in the sinner’s power, but it is the gift of God, 150. It is neither the design nor work of mere nature, 274.

Reprobate sense, to take pleasure in other men’s sins, ii. 12.

Republican; factors for the republican cause, i. 278.

Republicans hatred to all kings, iii. 156.

Reputation, a thing subject to chance, i. 219. The reputation of a religious man, 364. Comfort for the loss of reputation, ii. 159.

Resistance against the dictates of conscience brings a hardness and stupefaction upon it, ii. 183. Patrons of resistance against princes, iii. 447, 538-549. Its absolute unlawfulness, and scandal, 531-555.

Respect, best shewed in brevity of speech, i. 441.

Resurrection; how cross it lies to the common experience of mankind, ii. 387. especially that of a body after its total dissolution, iii. 499. A discourse on the general resurrection, 157-193. The resurrection of Christ. See God the Son.

Retribution; a general resurrection, the consequence of a general retribution, iii. 159.

Revelation of the gospel, a great and peculiar mercy, ii. 75. The Book of the Revelations much studied, little understood, 184. Revelation, the highest reason for believing the mysteries of religion, 389, 390. God’s revealed word, an infallible rule, 1 84. We ought to acquiesce in the bare revelation of mysteries, iii. 222.

Revenge, the prerogative of God, ii. 141. David prevented in his pursuit of it, ib. Revenge miscalled a sense of honour, iv. 269-273.

Reverence due to sacred places, i. 200. Due not only from children to parents, but from parents to children, iii. 391.

Revolution of Charles II.’s return, i. 173.

Reward, the great motive of action, and inducement to virtue. See Recompence.

Rewards of the Mosaic law most suitable and adapted to sense, iii. 132. Those of the gospel, though spiritual, yet expressed 581by such objects as most affected the sense, iii. 132. To proceed upon hopes of a reward is the result of a rational nature, 146. Those hopes are excluded by some seraphic pretenders to religion, 147-149.

Riches, an unsure way to happiness, as covetousness to riches, iii. 287-347.

Righteousness; no man’s righteousness but Christ’s alone can be imputed to another, ii. 337.

Roman eagles conquest owing to their swiftness as well as force, ii. 339. The Roman triumphs, iv. 123. The modern Roman saints, compared with the primitive ones, iii. 532. The morals, courage, and valour of the ancient Romans corrupted by their pleasures, 55, 56. Roman emperors betook themselves to inferior and ignoble exercises, 350.

Romish church; the chief articles of her faith, iv. 209-213. The absurd austerities of the Romish religion, i. 25. The teaching part of a Romish bishop easy, 126. The Romish clergy’s greatness and lustre, 139. The Romish casuists speak peace to men’s consciences, and how, ii. 168. Romish pride in assuming the name of Catholics, Catholic Religion, Catholic Church, 171.

Royalists; the old church of England royalists the best Christians and the most meritorious subjects, i. 276.

Rye-conspiracy for the assassination of the king and his brother, iii. 380.

Saadias Haggaon, (Rabbi,) his exposition of the 53d of Isaiah, ii.47o. v

Sacrifice without a heart, accounted ominous, i. 281. Sacrifices, principal parts of religious worship, ii. 62.

Sacrilege, and sacrilegious persons punished, i. 180-186.

Sadducees denied the being of immaterial substances, and the immortality of the soul, ii. 449, 450. and all rewards of happiness or misery in another world, iii. 146. and the resurrection, 160.

Safety; how far it may be consulted in the time of persecution, i. 73-76. and by whom, 75.

Saints .of old declared themselves strangers and pilgrims here, iii. 364. Privileges of the saints here and hereafter, iv. 518.

Tutelar saints, iii. 463. Invocation of saints rejected by the church of England, iv. 212.

Sanctity, none naturally inherent in things themselves, i. 186.

Salvation proceeds upon free gift, damnation upon strict desert, ii. 232.

Sampson blinded and made a fool, i. 338. iii. 494. His killing himself, iv. 69.

Samuel’s mantle cast over the Devil, iv. 276.

Sanderson (Bishop) concerning the charge against the ceremonies of our church, iv. 168.

Sandys, (Sir Edwin,) his observation in his Europae Speculum, iii. 19.


Satisfaction; the doctrine of satisfaction, iv. 363, 536-538.

Saving and parsimony determined by due circumstances, both allowable and commendable, iii. 307.

Saul’s courage and presence of mind, ii. 554. His flying upon the spoil, when he had conquered Amalek, iii. 50. Saul being asleep, spared by David, iv. 467.

Schisms and divisions from the church more destructive than corruptions in it, iii. 484. Prayers of schismatics full of ramble and inconsequence, i. 460-462. Their senseless clamorous pretences, ii. 201. The power which they usurp, iii. 490, 491. Schismatical deserters called true protestants, iv. 206. 215-220. Schismatics in the churches of Corinth and Galatia, 164. Schismatics pretences alleged against our church constitutions, 168-174. They are by no means to be yielded to, 174-188.

Schools; all legal free grammar-schools ought to be countenanced, iii. 411. Westminster-school, famous for an invincible loyalty to the king and strict conformity to the church, 411-414. An annual solemn meeting of Westminster scholars designed, but broken off by the death of Charles II. 377.

Schoolmasters, their duty, iii. 395-400.

Schoolmen’s opinion concerning a single act, ii. 273. They are the greatest and most zealous promoters of the papal interest, iii. 470. Their saying concerning the fallen angels, iv. 276.

Scotch covenant. See Covenant.

Scotus’s opinion concerning the three faculties of the mind, iii. 12.

Scribe instructed to the kingdom of God, iii. 1-46.

Scripture texts abused by sectaries, iii. 456. Scriptures secured by the papists under the double lock of an unknown language and a bad translation, 465.

Sectaries; their pretences to extraordinary gifts, ii. 541. Sects and factions grow where there is a failure of the laws and their execution, iv. 99. The vast increase of sects and heresies, a consequence of the toleration, 184, 185.

Seneca praising poverty in the midst of riches, i. 65. His saying of flattery, ii. 126.

Senses, the cinque-ports of the soul, i. 195.

Sensuality darkens and debauches the conscience, ii. 279. Its several kinds, 281-285.

Sermons; much time spent by some in hearing, little in practising, ii. 347. Christ’s sermons, full of grace and ornament, iii. 4. In sermons what things are to be avoided, 32-42.

Service imports duty and subjection: .all created beings servants to God. What the name of servants implies, i. 381-385. After the full discharge of our duty, we are but unprofitable servants, ii. 246.

Church- service. See Church.

Severities; corporal severities used in the church of Rome, iii. 464.

Shame, what it is, and wherein it does consist, iii. 70-76. The recovery of it when lost, desperate and impossible, 83. Shamelessness 583in sin, the certain forerunner of destruction, iii. 68-96. Shame and pain the inseparable effects of sin, 99.

Sheba; the queen of Sheba, her behaviour when she came to see king Solomon, i. 112, 113.

Shining; what it proceeds from, ii. 270, 271.

Shishak, king of Egypt, his sacrilege, and his punishment, i. 181.

Sibyls, their strange convulsions at the time of their possession. The Cumaean Sibyl described by Virgil, iii. 458.

Sin’s nature is not only to defile, but to infatuate, i. 86. It is usually seconded and punished by sin, 86-89. iii. 95, 224, 272, 275, 276. It leaves a guilt upon the soul, and perpetuates a blot upon the name, i. 89. Inveterate sin hinders knowledge, 170. and makes the conscience insensible and inflexible, iv. 321, 322. The slavery of sin represented, i. 365-369. Its effects, and miserable consequences in this world, ib. The guilt of taking pleasure in other men’s sins, ii. i 52. Sin loves company, and why, 15, 16. The lesser the temptation is, the greater is the sin, 21. All sins almost of personal commission is the abuse of a natural principle of preserving or pleasing oneself, 22. What is properly called the very sinfulness of sin, 27. Trans migration of sins as well as of souls, 26. Sins of infirmity and of presumption, 32. A man may sin when he is dead, 35. Variety of ways of alluring men to sin, 36. Encouragers of sin, 39-42. Sin grows not weaker with age, 45. It grows from the countenance and practice of superiors, 49-52. Apprehension of danger attends every commission of sin, 70. The absurd excuses of a sinner, 70 73. Original sin has diminished, but not totally abolished the freedom of the will, 72. The deplorable condition of obstinate sinners under the gospel, 77. Prevention of sin, an .invaluable mercy, 139-162. iii. 103, 104. To one repenting sinner, a thousand die impenitent, ii. 150, 151. Sins against conscience, whence ariseth their transcendent guilt, 197. Sin, by a mutual production, causes darkness, and is caused by it, 271. By what sins the conscience is darkened, 272-292. Sinning against a weak conscience is to sin against Christ, 350-377. Shamelessness in sin, the certain forerunner of destruction, iii. 68-96. A sinner past feeling is past grace, 69. How shamelessness in sin is produced, 70-88. Sin wears away the tenderness of conscience, and by custom becomes familiar, 77-80. Concealment of sin, no security to the sinner, 97-123. The vanity of a sinner’s confidence of secrecy, 112. Man induced to sin, as it bears some resemblance of good, 98, 99. Shame and pain annexed to sin, 99-101. Sin, the root of unbelief and apostasy, 102. Sinners security under a present impunity, 106, 107. After-repentance the vain refuge of sinners, 110-112. Providence sets itself in a more peculiar manner to detect some sins, 113. God’s sudden vengeance upon sinners, 119, 120,. Some sins accounted no sins among some nations 584 and people, 143, 144. Great possessions commonly gotten by the commission of great sins, 326-328. Nothing more odious and despicable than an old sinner, 385, 386. What is original sin, 386. iv. 382. What it is to conceive, bring forth, and finish sin, 315, 316. Sins distinguished by some into mortal and venial, iii. 464. How great a blemish to religion is a sinful minister, iv. 370. Every man is most peculiarly inclined to some sin, 383, 384. Occasions of sin, 385- 391. The several steps and ways by which a man is drawn into sin, 503 515. Extenuation of sin, very pernicious, 506. A man converted often from one sin to another, 513. Cessation from sin, is no plenary conquest and mortification of sin, 514. The power and guilt of sin, and how a man may be purified from both, 522-540. Repentance for sin, 522-524. Watchfulness against sin, 524, 525. The first motions of sin to be opposed, 527-529. Prayer a great preservative against sin, 531-533. Guilt of sin expiated by no other satisfaction but that of Christ, 537-540.

Sincerity recommended, i. 255.

Singleness of the eye, what it signifies, ii. 271, 272.

Singularity in sin puts it out of fashion, ii. 15. It is too often and mischievously taken for sincerity, 336.

Slander, its perniciousness, ii. 135-138. Slanderer’s mouth, how dangerous, iv. 272.

Slavery of the reason the worst of all slaveries, iii. 265.

Sobriety, always joined to watching in our spiritual warfare, iv. 470-472.

Societies, God’s principal concern in their preservation, i. 208. Society built upon trust, 331. Societies set up purposely for the reformation of manners, ii. 75.

Socinus; upon what he states the reason of a man’s embracing Christianity, i. 166. Denieth God the prescience of future contingents, ii. 407. iii. 471. Denies Christ’s divine and human nature too, in his Lectiones Sacrae, ii. 418, 419. False pretender to reason, and real subverter of all religion, 437. He begins where Photinus had long before left off, 442. His opinion concerning the cause of Christ’s sufferings, 486. He denies both the deity and the personal subsistence of the Holy Ghost, 537. Opinion of the Socinians concerning the image of God in man, what it consisted in, i. 33. Socinianism scandalously countenanced, 346. Its bold impugning the fundamental articles of our faith, ii. 226. Blasphemous assertions of Socinus, 417. Socinians will admit of nothing mysterious in religion, 383. and deny Christ to be properly a priest, or his death to have been a propitiatory oblation for sin, ib. Enemies to natural as well as revealed religion, iii. 166. Hold with the Arians, and how far, 195. Deny the plurality of persons in the Godhead, 197. Their blasphemous expressions of the Trinity, 213. They allow the divine adoration and invocation of Christ, 216. 471. Faustus 585Socinus’s character and design, 468. His several errors, 473. Grotius’s remark upon his pretence to reason, ib. The chief corner-stone of Socinus’s doctrine, 473-476.

Sodom’s punishment, iii. 59.

Soldiers of fortune; their desire of advancing themselves, and their danger, iii. 325.

Solomon had the honour to be spoken to by God himself, i. 405.

Sorrow for sin, sweet in its end and consequence, i. 11. What was sorrow in the state of innocence, 46.

Soul of man is of a limited nature in all its workings, and cannot supply two distinct faculties at the same time, i. 427. Naturally and originally averse to duty, iii. 129.

Soul-searching way, used and cried up, iii. 38.

Spaniards, fond of big, long, rattling names, ii. 123. The Spaniard’s wish to his enemy, iii. 105. The Spanish armada, iv. 216.

Spartan altar, boys disciplined before it, iii. 98.

Speech, brevity the greatest perfection of it, i. 435-439. Preparation required in a preacher, as to significant speech, iii. 21. Properties attending ability of speech, iv. 149-155.

Speculation, entertained with great and new objects in things be longing to religion, i. 16.

Spirit of man, of an operative and catching faculty, iii. 35 1. Praying by the Spirit, when begun in England, and by whom, i. 425. What a stinting of the Spirit truly is, 424. And what it is to pray by the Spirit, 424-431. How the Spirit is said to be in men, and how men are led by it, iv. 52-56. The being of spirits or immaterial substances, iii. 451-454. Public spirits. See Public. A touchstone for the trial of spirits, ii. 541.

Star, its substance, appearance, and operation, ii. 428-436.

State of nature, virtue, grace, i. 6. of innocence, 37, 38.

Statesmen, their hazards, iii. 325.

State-impostors, their misapplying of words and names, iv. 242.

Steel, the northern steel, iii. 426.

Stoics, their opinion concerning the passions, i. 42, 43. ii. 277. Concerning a fatality, and a fixed unalterable course of events, 207. They scoff at the resurrection of the dead, iii. 162.

Strafford, (earl of,) his death signed by Charles I. iv. 25.

Strong men and babes in Christ; what is a strong conscience, ii. 354.

Strong, (William,) how he addressed himself from the pulpit to the leading grandees of the faction, iii. 413.

Subject’s duty towards the prince, ii. 574. Subjection due even to Nero, the worst of men, iii. 534.

Sufferings in the times of rebellion described, i. 274. The comforts of philosophy in the midst of sufferings, ii. 481. No suffering, though never so grievous, but may be endured without sin, iv. 448.

Suitableness, not the evidence, of a truth, procureth assent with the ordinary and greatest part of the world, i. 166. Suitableness between truth and the human understanding, iii. 228.


Sun has many more spectators when under an eclipse, ii. 392. Spots in the face of the sun, 429.

Συντήρησις what that signifies in the schools, ii. 3.

Supererogation, what are called works of supererogation, iii. 464.

Supremacy of the pope, denied by the English reformation, iv. 209.

Suspicion and ignorance, produce weakness of conscience, ii. 354-360.

Sword of the city of London, a testimony of its loyalty to kings, i. 29.

Sylla, (L. Cornelius,) his brave saying, i. 299. Sylla’s bloody proscription, iii. 336.

Sympathy of friendship, i. 390, 391.

Talebearers, their mischief, iv. 287, 288.

Talmud, what it is; Talmudists speak several things of the Trinity very plainly, iii. 208.

Temper of every man’s mind makes him happy or miserable, iii. 343, 344.

Temperance, the nature and excellency of that virtue, iv. 470-474.

Temple, the building God’s temple reserved for Solomon, i. 176.

Temptation; discourses concerning temptation, iv. 289-486. What it is, and how many ways understood, 294- 296. How far pious persons are by God delivered out of temptation, 299-317. The several degrees of temptation, 312-315. The best method of dealing with a temptation, 319-322. What moves God to deliver men out .of temptation, 323-331. Whether a regenerate person can be prevailed upon by a temptation, 311-333. Two ways of entering into temptation, 341-343. The tempter’s design in all his temptations; and the fatal consequences of a prevailing temptation, 353-370. The great mercy of being delivered out of temptation, 370, 371. That condition of life best, which is least exposed to it, 372-374. The hour or critical time of temptation, 377-403. and of deliverance out of it, 377. And the surest way to carry us safe through it, 400. The tempter’s malice, skill, and boldness, 386, 387. His methods and advantages in tempting, 409, 450-452. 464. Ways by which God delivers out of temptation, 404-424, 431-433. What are the principal temptations to sin, 425-429. Watchfulness and prayer, the greatest preservatives against it, 454-486.

Tender. See Conscience.

Terms and conditions of transacting between God and man, ii. 231.

Texts; how a man ought to stock his mind with texts of scripture suitable to all the heads of duty and practice, ii. 185.

Thief; how a person played the thief with some of the author’s discourses, i. 29.

Thievery, good and honest among the Spartans, ii. 114.


Thomas, (St.) his doubts about Christ’s resurrection stated and answered, iii. 500-515.

Tiberius. See Caesar.

Tithes; thanks returned to petitioners for the taking away of tithes, i. 82.

Title; an unsound title coloured over through the arts of a greedy council, iv. 287, 288.

Titus, bishop of Crete, St. Paul’s advice to him, i. 127.

Toleration. See Indulgence. How far it will warrant men in their separation from the church, iv. 180. Sects and heresies and popery itself brought in by it, 185.

Traditions unwritten, without them the papists hold the scriptures imperfect, iii. 465. Tradition equally certain, but not equally evident with sight and sense, i. 155.

Transmigration of souls. See Pythagoras.

Transmutation of one body into another, iii. 165, 170.

Transubstantiation, what it is, and how absurd, iii. 184, 210, 462, 528.

Travellers, some who travel only to see the country and to learn fashions, iv. 344.

Treachery of papists, i. 326, 327. Treachery makes an incurable wound, 339. The treacherous person is the Devil’s journey man, 341.

Treasure of a man, what it is, iii. 352-361.

Triers, Cromwell’s inquisition, ii. 542.

Trimming to be laid aside, iv. 262.

Trinity; the doctrine of the Trinity asserted, and proved not contrary to reason, iii. 194-223.

Trust built upon men’s confidence of one another’s honesty, i. 331. The folly of trusting one’s own heart, iv. 487-517.

Truth’s badge, a despised nakedness, i. 69. Diligence the great harbinger of truth, 163. The truth of the first principles of religion, 351, 352. The great truths for the knowledge of which the heathen philosophers were accountable, and how they held the truth in unrighteousness, ii. 60-70. Truth dwells low, and in a bottom, 398. The most effectual way to confirm our faith about the truths of religion, iii. 277, 278. Truth often out weighed by interest, i. 70. A great cause of men’s denying the truths of Christ is their unprofitableness, 69.

Tullia, her impiety towards her father, i. 308.

Tullus Hostilius’s stratagem to frustrate the treachery of Metius Suffetius, ii. 555.

Turkish government; its firmness, notwithstanding the absurdity of that religion, i. 98. iv. 13. How it began to totter, i. 98.

Tyrants, equally false and bloody, i. 328.

Value; it is natural for men to place too high a value both upon themselves and their own performances, ii. 235, 236.

Vane, (Sir Henry,) his speech at his execution upon Tower-hill, iii. 429.


Variety, useful and ornamental to the church as well as to the world, ii. 528-536.

Vengeance; it is the time of God’s vengeance when vice is too powerful for the magistrate, iii. 89-91. How God exerts his vengeance upon sinners, 119, 120.

Veracity; the immoveable veracity of God’s promise demonstrated in Christ’s coming, ii. 450.

Verulam, (Lord,) his saying, that the wisest men have their weak times, ii. 341, 342. His observation concerning diseases arising from emptiness, iv. 116.

Vesuvius, some sorts of sins compared with it, iii. 118.

Vice in morals, makes a governor justly despised, i. 141. The true ground of atheism and scepticism, 167. Every vicious Christian is as guilty as the Jews of rejecting Christ, ii. 464-467. Vices receive improvement from prosperity, iii. 58-62. Vice alamode looks virtue out of countenance, and out of heart too, 81. Every vice has a peculiar malignity, 244.

Violation of consecrated things. See Sacrilege.

Virtue, beautiful in the eyes even of the most vicious person, i. 267. It is abated by prosperity, iii. 53. Its being its own reward, true only in a limited sense, 125. Its high price and esteem is from the difficulty of its practice, 129. What virtues are more generally and easily practised than others, 132, 133. English virtue invaded by foreign vices, 155. Vice insinuates itself by its near resemblance to virtue, 314.

Unbelief of the Jews, and the causes of it, 157-160.

Understanding of man, what it was before the fall, i. 35-40. Speculative and practical, 36, 39. How short, diminutive, and contracted its light is now become, i. 202. How unable to search God’s ways, iv. 4-18.

Ungratefulness. See Ingratitude.

Universities declared useless by colonel U. C. the perfidious cause of Penruddock’s death, i. 84. The two universities, the church’s eyes, 347. What ought to be their emulation, 348.

Unprofitable. See Service.

Unregeneracy; a person in that state unable to acquire an habit of true grace or holiness, ii. 327.

Volkelius,; what he not obscurely asserts concerning the matter of the universe, iii. 215.

Voice; the inward voice of the Spirit, and who pretended to it, iv. 41, 45-56, 73-78.

Usury; divines divided in their opinion about the lawfulness or unlawfulness of it, i. 70.

Uzzah’s zeal for the preservation of the ark, punished, i. 180. iv. 438.

Walk; the phrase of scripture expresseth the life of man by walking, i. 349.

War; how eagerly men went to the holy war, and why, i. 100. Little casualties produce great and strange effects in war, 211, 589212. War offers quarter to an enemy, and why, ii. 315, 316. The civil war, and the proceedings of forty-one, iii. 418-420. Washings of the Jews when they came from markets, or any other such promiscuous resorts, ii. 88.

Watch; the duty of watchfulness in our Christian warfare, recommended as a great defensative against temptation, iv. 454-486.

A certain general finding the watch fast asleep upon the ground, sticks him through to the place, iv. 468.

Water, the violence of its united force described, ii. 340.

Weak. See Conscience.

Wealth; comforts under want of it, ii. 161.

Wedding; the wedding-garment; the parabolical description of the sacrament of the Eucharist by the similitude of a wedding-supper, ii. 80-107.

Weeping, the discharge of a big and swelling grief, i. 12.

Westminster. See School.

Weyer, (John,) one of the greatest monsters of men, i. 426.

Widow’s mite, outweighs the shekels in the balance of the sanctuary, i. 258.

Will; what it was in the state of innocence, and what it is now, i. 40-42. Pravity of the will influences the understanding to a disbelief of Christianity, 158. Will, the great spring of diligence, 164. How far the will is by God accepted for the deed, together with the reason, bounds, and misapplication of this rule, 265-286. The miserable condition of a man when sin has gotten the possession of his will, ii. 146. The freedom of the will variously stated, 257. The will is the .uniting faculty of the soul and its object, iii. 326. A vitiated will disposes the understanding to error, 240-246.

Wind, the Devil’s assaults compared to it, ii. 340, 341.

Wisdom the way to pleasure, i. 3. How necessary it is to a prince, ii. 552-554. The foolishness of worldly wisdom, i. 229-256. Worldly wisdom; see Policy. God’s wisdom in a mystery, ii. 378-409. Ridiculed by a sect of men who vote themselves the only wits and wise men of the world, 380, 381. Wisdom promised by Christ to his apostles, wherein it consisted, iv. 155, 158.

Wishing; the insufficiency of bare wishing, or an imperfect velleity, i. 267.

Wolsey’s demolishing forty religious houses; he and the five men employed by him punished for their sacrilege, i. 184.

Words; paucity of words in prayer, i. 448. It shews discretion, 440. What is the use of words in prayer, 446. The fatal imposture and force of words, ii. 108-138. iv. 203-288. The generality of mankind governed bywords and names, ii. 122-128. especially in matters of good and evil, 128-133. Misapplication of words, with respect to religion, iv. 206-234. Civil government, 236-264. Private persons, 268-288.


Works; men’s proneness to exchange faith for good works, ii. 325.

World; God and the world rivals for the affections of mankind, iii. 362. The absurdity of placing one’s heart upon the world, 364-369. Worldly enjoyments are perishing, and out of our power, 367-369. iv. 128, 129.

Worship; hours and places appointed for divine worship, i. 197. God prefers the worship paid him in consecrated places, 193-200. We ought to worship God with our substance as well as with our spirit, 281. Circumstantials in divine worship, and a decency in them absolutely necessary, ii. 204, 205. God will not have his worship, like his nature, invisible, 239. Will-worship forbidden in scripture, what it is, 204.

Xantippe, Socrates’ wife, her extreme ill condition, i. 290.

Year sixty, the grand epoch of falsehood as well as debauchery, i. 340.

Youth of a nation ought to be instructed in the principles of loyalty, i. 278. The education of youth, iii. 379-414. A wise and honourable old age, the reward and effect of a sober, virtuous youth, ii. 70.

Zadock, the author of the sect and name of the Sadducees, his saying, iii. 146.

Zimri and Cozbi killed by Phinehas for their impudent lewdness, iii. 92.

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