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A prayer for a person lying insensible con a sick
bed

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For one who hath been a notoriously wicked

liver ..

312

For one who is hardened and impenitent 314

For a sick woman that is with child

315

For a woman in the time of her travail. 316

For one who cannot be delivered without diffi-

culty and hazard

317

For grace and assistance for a woman after de-

livery, but still in danger

318

Prayers for a biok child.

319

A prayer for a person who, from a state of

health, ie suddenly seized with the symptoms

of death

320

For a sick.person, when there appeareth small

hope of recovery

321

A general:yrayer for preparation and readiness

to die

322

A commendatory prayer for a sick person at the

point of departure

323

A litany for a sick person at the time of depar-

ib.

Form of recommending the soul to God in her

departure from the body.

326

A consolatory form of devotion, that may be used

with the friends or relations of the deceased 327

Occasional prayers and devotions for the sick and

unfortunate in extraordinary eases ; 'viz.

A prayer for a person, whose illness is chiefly

brought on him by some calamitous disaster

or loss ; as, of estate, relations, for friends,

&c

330

For a person who, by any calamitous disaster,

hath broken any of his bones, or is very

much bruised and hurt in his body

331

For a person who is afflicted with grievous pains

of his body.

332
For one who is troubled with acute pains of the

gout, stone, colic, or any other bodily distem-

per

ib,

For a person who hath the small-pox, or any

such-like raging infectious disease

333

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THE

TRUTH

OF THE

SCRIPTURE HISTORY OF ST. PAUL EVINCED..

CHAP. I. Exposition of the argument. THE volume of Christian Scriptures contains thirteen letters purporting to be written by St. Paul; it contains also a book, which, amongst other things, professes to deliver the history, or rather meinoirs of the history, of this same person. By assuming the genuineness of the letters, we inay prove the substantial truth of the history; or, by assuming the truth of the history, we may argue strongly in support of the genuineness of the letters. But I assume neither one nor the other. The reader is at liberty to suppose these writings to have been lately discovered in the library of the Escurial, and to come to our hands destitute of any extrinsic or collateral evi. dence whatever; and the arguinent I am about to offer is calculated to show, that a comparison of the different writings would, even under these circumstances, afford good reason to believe the persons and transactions to have been real, the letters authentic, and the narration in the main to be true.

Agreement or conformity between letters bear. ing the name of an ancient author, and a receive ed history of that author's life, does not necessarily establish the credit of either: because,

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