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A prayer for a person lying insensible ona sick

bed. :

O.. PAGE 311

For one who bath been a inatoriously wicked

liver . . . . . . . . . . . : 81%

For one who is hardened and impenitent, 314

For a sick woman that is with child . 815

For a woman in the time of her travail

For one who cannot be delivered without difii-

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, ia suddenly seized with the symptoms

of death ii :::

For a sick person, when there appeareth small


hope of recovery


A general yrayer for preparation and readiness

A commendatory prayer for a sick person at the

point of departure. ...

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

ture. . .

. . .

. 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 cases ; viz.

A prayer for a person, whose illness is chiefly

brought on him by some calamitous disaster

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

đc • • • • • • • • • • • • • • . 330

For a person who, by any calamitous disaster,

hath broken any of his bones, or is very

much bruised and burt in his body


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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1b.

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

such-like raging infectious disease i.333

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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 genuine. ness 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 evidence 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 bearing the name of an ancient author, and a receive ed history of that author's life, does not necessarily establish the credit of eigher: because,

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