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Body of pratical Divinity,
Confisting of above One Hundred and seventy fix SERMONS
Lesler CATECHISM . Adembly of Divines
Composed by the Reverend
- AT WESTM 1 N S T E R.
WITH À Supplement of some SERMONS on several Texts of SCRIPTURE.
To which is added, The ART OF DIVINE CONTENTMENT; Recommended to the PuBLISHERS, and never before Printed (except once in the former EDITIONS of this BOOK, altho' Printed Twenty Times by itself
By THO MAS WATSO N, formerly Minister at St. Sthephens Walbrook, London. Recommended by several Ministers to Masters of Families and others. The Fourth EDITION, Corrected and Amended..
HE B. xii. 4. He being dead yet speaketh..
GLASGOW-COLLEGE, Printed for ARCHIBALD INGRAM, JAMES DICHMAN, JOHN HAMILTON, and John GLASSFORD Merchants in Glasgow. MDCCXLI.
. A short Account of the Author's Life
T is sufficiently known to all that have any Acquaintance with the Histories of the Church, that many valuable and useful Minifters were ejected for Nonconformity, by the Act of Uniformity in the Reign of King Charles II. which took place August 24. 1662. Among others, the Reverend Mr. Thomas Watson was ejected from his Charge at St Stephens Walbrook, London ; whofe Character is given by the Reverend
Dr. Edmond Calamy, in his Abridgements, Vol. 2. p. 37. and is as follows. “ From St. Stephens Walbrook. Mr. Thomas Watson, he was of Emanuel College in Cam" bridge, where he was noted for being an hard Student; one fo well known in the City, viz. « London, for his Piety and Clefulnets, that, tho’ he was fingled out by the Friendly Debate, " he yet carried a general Respect for all over Perfons, along with him to his Grave. A meu inorable Passage, which I have from good Hands, must not be pass’d by; When Mr. Watson “ was in the Pulpit on a Lecture-Day, before the Bartholomeru Adi tonk Place, among « other Hearers, there came in that Reverend and learned! Prelate, Bishop Richardson, « who was so well pleased with his Sermon, but especially with his Prayer after it, that he
followed him Home to give him Thanks, and earnestly defired a Copy of his Prayer : A
las, taid Mr. Watson, that is what I cannot give, for I do not use to pen my Prayers; it was « no studied Thing, but uttered as God enabled me from the Abundance of my Heart and Af« fections, pro re nata. Upon which the good Bishop went away, wondring that any Man « could
in that Manner, ex tempore. After his Ejectment, he continued in the Exercise “ of the Ministry in the City, as Providence gave Opportunity, for many Years: But his « Strength wearing away, he retired into Ejjex, and there died suddenly in his Closet at “ Prayer.
A Catalogue of what Books Mr. Thomas Watson published. HRDE Treatises, 1. The Christian's Charter, A Sermon preached July 2. at the Olave Jury, London. T of . ; : Art of Divine Contentment. 3. A Discourse of The Doctrine of Repentance, useful for those Times. Meditation : To which is added several Sermons Religion our true Intereft; or practical Notes upon preached occafonally.
the third Chapter of Malachy, the 16, 17, and The Beatitudes; or a Díscourse upon Part of Christ's 18 Verfes. famous Sermon on the Mount Whereunto is ad- The Mischief of Sin, it brings a Person low. ded, Chrift's various Fulness; The Preciousness A Divine Cordial ; or, The transcendant Privilege of the Soul; The Soul's Malady and Cure; of those that love God, and are savingly called. The Beauty of Grace; The spiritual Watch; The Holy Eucharift; or the Myftery of the Lord's The heavenly Race; The sacred Anchor; The
Supper, briefly explained. Trees of Righteoufness; The Perfume of Love; A Plea for the Godly; wherein is Thewn the ExThe good Practitioner.
cellency of a righteous Person. The Godly Man's Character.
The Duty of Self-denial briefly opened and urged.
The Saints Delight.
LIST of the Subscribers Names
Mr. Henry Barton in Rainow
derson Merchant in Glasgow. John Bryden Storemaster in Bliekhope
William Auchinclofs Merchant there John Buchanan Weaver in Glasgow half a Doz. Alexander Allison of Over-Lethem
Thomas Brunton Sen. ) George Anderson Freeholder in Glantown Thomas Brunton Jun. Merchants in Peebles Whittingham.
) David Anderton in Rockshill, Old Monkland James Buchanan Sugar-refiner in Glasgow Parish
John Buchanan \'zaver in Glasgow
George Burn in Greenside, Ingram Parish William Allan Farmer in Carluke
William Burn Merchant in Muffelburgh John Anderson in Shields, Govan Parish James Browning in Knowhead, Gawston Par. John Anderson Cordiner in Peebles
James Brown in Watthall Thomas Archer Tobacconist in Hexam. William Brown Tennant in Dunsyre Mill James Anderson Tennant in South-halls James Brown Mealmaker in Milnholm, CockMatthew Anderson in Martinholm, Evandale pen Parish Parish
William Bartram Merchant in Broughton John Allison in Carnduff
John Brotherstones in Weft-maines of kirkurd Thomas Auchinleck in Weft-Priesthill, Muir Adam Brotherstones there kirk Parish
Andrew Brownlie in Snab, Evandale Parish John Anderson in Craighead
John Buchanan in Dalkeith
John Brown Farmer in Skiprigg
James Blackie Temant in Alhielhield fobn Aitkin in Spath
Alexander Baptie Farmer in Peel
James Bruce Farmer in Morningside
William Bell Fariner in Newbigging, AppleThomas Anderson Servant in Hollingslie. girth Parish James Allan Servant in Hawkwood.
Robert Burgess in Broombank, said Parish Hugh Aird Schoolmaster, and John Aird Elizabeth Bell in Howdale, Tunnergirth bis Brother
James Brown Farmer in Eastshield, Carnwath Robert Adam in Hardhill, Louding par. Parish В
James Black Farmer in Calaw there John Barry Bookseller in Glasgow, a Doz. Matthew Bell Dyfter in Peelswakemiln, AMr. James Bennet of Gairniebridge.
lington Parish Hugh Braying in Dindonald P. ă C:pies