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por imagine, when he detects the errors and the And finally, having written a book which is deweaknesses of the one, that the other is therefore yoted almost exclusively to disquisitions on Morality, erroneous or weak. I apologize for myself: espe. I am solicitous lest the reader should imagine that I cially I apologize for those instances in which the regard the practice of morality as all that God recharacter of the Christian may have been merged in quires of Man. I believe far other; and am desi. that of the exposer of the evils of the world. There rous of here expressing the conviction, that although is a Christian love which is paramount to all;—a it becomes not us to limit the mercy of God, or curilove which he only is likely sufficiently to maintain, ously to define the conditions on which he will exwho remembers that he who exposes an evil and he tend that mercy-yet that the truo and safe foundawho partakes in it, will soon stand together as sup- tion of our Hope is in “the redemption that is in pliants for the mercy of God.

Christ Jesus."

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57

79, 85

PAGE
ADTowSons,

161 Family—“Keeping up the Family,"
Agency, immoral,

67
Splendour of,

129
Amusements, public,
34, 89 Faults of Great Men,

77
Antiquity, of appealing to,
182 Felo de Se, Verdict of,

95
Arbitration,

49
Field Sports,

90
courts of,

134
Forbearance,

70, 97
Armies, loan of,
180 Formularies, Devotional,

31
Articles of religion, subscription to,

66
Fortitude,

70
Attributes, the divine,
7 Fraud, and other modes of Dishonesty,

70
Ballot,

124
Glory, Military Virtues, &c.,

72, 177
Bankrupts,

140
Government, Civil, different forms of,

112 to 114
Bequests, charitable,

39
Grammar, English,

81
Bible Society,

128
Bills of exchange,

40
Heirs,

39
Bishops, bench of,

121
Historical Works,

78
Books, publication of,

68
"Holy Alliance, The,"

103
Boxing and wrestling,

91
Holydays,

34
Bravery,

70, 73
Houses of Infamy,

45
British constitution,

119

Hyperbole,
Canvassing for votes,

124
“ Catholic Question, The,”

Improvements on Estates,

107
Ceremonial institutions,

Infanticide,

22
34
Ceremonials and rituals,

Inns,

69
36
Children, provision for,

Insolvency,

37, 139
47
Institutions, Ceremonial,

34
Christianity, benevolence of,

13
Church.--See Religious Establishments, &c.

Intestates,
149, 171

39, 130
Insurance,

44
the primitive,
149

57
an established,

150
Irony,

130
alliance of, with the state, .

152, 158, 164

Justice, Administration of,
Civil obedience,

108
Classics, the ancient,

Law of the Land,

23
Clergy.--See Religious Establishments, Priesthood, the

of Nature,

25
Church, &c.

of Nations,

28
Commons, House of,
122 of Honour,

30
Confiscations,
42 Laws, Fixed,

131, 133
Conscience, the nature, dictates, and authority of, 15, 16, 22, 86

Useless—Bad,

104, 128, 136
Conversation, religious,
32 Legal Injustice,

49
Courage,

70, 74
Practice,

49
Courts of Equity,

132, 135
Effects of

51
Martial, Evidence in,

62
Morality, applicable to

50
Creeds and Confessions,
152 Legatees and Heirs,

39
Creed, the Athanasian,
163 Libels,

140
Crime, as regarded by the Civil and by the Moral Law, Liberty, Civil,

104
Crimes, (and Vices,) as they are regarded by the Moral

--, Political,

105
Law, and by Public Opinion,

70
Religious,

105, 154
Curse, a,

58

Incompatible with Religious Esta.
blishments,

107
Days, Non-Sanctity of,
32 Libraries, Circulating

69
Death, Punishment of,
145 Lies, (see also Falsehoods,)

56
Debts, Perpetual Obligation to Pay,
37 Lying for particular purposes

70
Minor's, a Wife's,
40 Litigation,

48
Debtors, Criminal,
139 | Lords, House of

120
Defendants, Unjust,

41
Lotteries,

128
Devotion, Factitious Semblances of,

32
Distraints,

Masquerades,

90
Drama, The,

90 Ministerial Union,
Duelling,
22, 71, 92, 139 Ministers, Christian, legal provisions for,

155, 166

voluntary payment of,
Ecclesiastics, Noble,
160 Monarchy, Hereditary and Elective,

113
Education, Intellectual and Moral,
79, 83, 84 Moral Law, The, Variations in,

9
of the People,

Every human being possesses,

6, 20, 23
Elective Franchise, The,

Spirit of,

12
Executions, Public,

146

Benevolence of,
Expediency,

Nations not exempted from the obli-
Extortion,
41 gations of,

103, 189

Effects of adhering to, in respect of
Falsehoods, (see also Lies,)
56 War,

191
in Legal Docuinents,
58 Moral Legislation,

127
Fame,
77, 104, 126 Moral Obligation, Foundation of,

1
Military, not durable,
75 Moral Sense, Opinions respecting a,

17

137

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118

156, 169

88, 127

122

13, 182

4, 28, 103

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9

8

64, 111

117, 118

Morality of the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian Dis. Religious Establishments,

107,12
pensations,

8

of England and Ireland,
Supremacy of Christian,

incompatible with Religios
No formal system of, in Scripture,

10 Liberty,
Influence of individuals upon public notions of, 70 Rewards,
War reverses the rules of,
179 Resentment,

PL
Motives of action,

Right and Wrong, Standard of,
Murder,

148

Subordinate standards of,
and human destruction under other names, 70 Rights and Obligations, Private,

Political,
Nature, definition of the word, &c.,

27 Rights of Self-Defence,
Newspapers,

110

Rituals,
Not at Home,

57

Sabbath, temporal employments on the,
Oaths, their moral character,

58 Sabbatical Institutions,
their efficacy as securities for veracity,

61 Scepticism,
effects of

63 Schools, Public,
moral character, &c., of particular oaths, 64.66, 111

Infant,
of allegiance,

Science and Literature,
Obligation, moral, foundation of,

1 Scripture,
Obligations, religious,

31 Self-Defence, Rights of,
identical authority of, moral and religious, 7 Seduction,

52,137
Offences--created offences,

138 Sermon on the Mount,
Oratorios,

90 Settlements,

Shipments,
Pagans, the Will of God communicated to,

6, 20

Slavery,
Pardons,

133 Slaves,
Parliaments, annual and septennial,

124 Subscription to Articles of Religion,
Patriotism,

70, 74, 171 Suffrage, Universal,
not the soldier's motive,

74, 172 Suicide,
Patronage and Party,

“ Sunday Papers,"
Peculation,

52 Sympathy,
Penal Animadversion, proper subjects of,
Pennsylvania, colonization of,

192 Taxes, the payment of,
Placability,

Tests, Religious,
Placemen and Pensioners,

126 Tithes,
Pleading in Courts of Justice,

53 Toleration,
Pluralities,

161, 163

Turf, the,
Political Influence,

115
Power, Political, the possession of,

98 Verdicts,
the exercise of,

101, 102

Vices, National,
Prayer, Forms of,

35 Virtue,
Press, the,

78, 143 Virtues as they are regarded by the Moral Law, and
Priesthood.-See Religious Establishments, the Church, &c. by Public Opinion,
averse from reformation,

159

Military,
recoil from works of philanthropy,

164 Unchastity,
Primogeniture,

129 Untruths, (see also Lies)
Privateers,

42 Utility,
Profaneness

70
Promises, parole,

54 War, Causes of--Consequences of,
extorted,

55

Lawfulness of,
Property, Origin of, Right of,

37 Opinions and example of the early Christians,
Accumulation of,

129

Christians first engage in,
Inequality of,

46 Wars, always aggressive,
Literary,

45

of the Jews,
Prosecutions,

69 Wealth, accumulation of,
Providence of God, Unconditional reliance on,

193 Will of God,
Public Money, Receivers of,

43

communication of
Public Opinion, its influence on the practice of virtue, 61

immediate,
errors of, in regard to some questions of

Supreme authority of,
morality,

70

subordinate means of discovering,
Punishment, proper ends of,

144 Wills, Legatees, and Heirs,
of Death,

145 Worship, Religious, (see Religious obligations)

70, 183

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