Of Malice,

1. METHOD the same as before.
2. The Nature of Malice. A difficulty stated.
3. Senses of the word Malice.
4. Observations from fact.
5. Concerning the object of malice.
6. Difficulty with regard to the Scriptures.
7. Effects of malice: and first its good effects.
8. Its hurtful effects.

9. Regulation of malice. And first the question whether any kind or degree of it is right.

10. Practical directions for the malicious : and first a view of some passages of Scripture.

12.* Directions here will be little more than applications of similar ones relating to envy.

13. Of being aware when malice is our real motive. 14. Of the good effects of humility. 15. Of the love of Virtue and valuable excellence.

15. Of giving a benevolent turn to rejoicing in success.

17. Of promoting a benevolent disposition by actions and words.

18. Of restraining malice in more trifling successes. 19. Of exciting kind feelings by means of a pause. 20. Of proposing to ourselves good models.

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Of Resentment, Natural Law.


1. METHOD; the same continued.

2. The nature of Resentment: where of the distinction between harm and injury.

3. Resentment is a malevolent sentiment.

4. Its nature investigated, by distinguishing it from other sentiments, and its species from each other. Where of Anger, Enmity, &c.

5. Of Revenge, and punishment.
6. Of Peevishness.
7. Of Indignation.

8. Remarks tending to illustrate the nature of Resentment: and first of its being frequently excited.

9. Of the number of its objects, 10. Of the causes of its strength.

11. Of the niutual influence of sentiments on each other.

12. That may be a compound sentiment which is called by the name of a single one.

13. Effects of a Resentment; and first such as are useful in general.

14. Several particular good effects. 15. Its utility to the world at large. 16.

— to the object. 17. Mischievous effects of Resentment: first in general.

18. - to the object, in particular. 19. to the resentful,

20. to the world at large; where of happiness prevented; &c. &c.

21. Regulation of Resentment. In general.

22. Of the quetsion whether its existence can ever be desirable.

23. Resentment not irresistible, in him who follows ight rnles of conduct.

24. Rules for the regulation of liatred applied to the regulation of resentment.

25. Hindrances to the observance of these rules ; where of self-examination.

26. Objections : and first, that our rules may be easily evaded. 27: That forgiveness encourages injuries, 28. Public punishment distinguished from private.

Series of statements tending to recommend forgiveness.

So. Conclusion.

31. Transition to the sixth part; with references to the object of resentment.



Resentment. Scriptures ; agreeing with natural Lave,

1. GENERAL design of this Part.
2. The language of Scripture is popular,

3. Scriptures relating to the nature of Resentment. Harm, Injury.

4. Negligeuce.
5. Punishment.
6. Wrath, Enmity, Despitefulness.
7. Revenge, grudge, vengeance, chastisement.
8. Peevishness.


9. Indignation. Oppression.

10. Conclusion of Scriptures illustrating the nature of Resentment.

11. Of scriptures relating to the beneficial effects of resentment. Preface.

12. General scriptural approbation of all created things.

13. Instances of anger in approved persons; and expressions shewing it not to be wholly wrong; in ge- , neral.

14. Scriptures concerning the use of the sword. 15. Scriptures concerning more particular good effects of anger, or resentment.

16. Cries imply passion. As do tears. And bodily contests. 17. Of anger as supporting authority.

as regulating benevolence. 19. as subduing brutes. 20. as elevating the mind. 21.

as benefiting the world at large. - as improving its objsct.

Of the hurtful effects of anger, or resentments the work of man: avoidable: the particular nature of that which is blamed, to be collected from facts.

24. Evils of resentment to the object, and to the world at large, (where of preventing happiness, social commerce, &c. and of the growth of resentment) and lastly to the resentful.

25. Of the regulation of resentment: where of an-, nihilating it, subjecting it to benevolence, giving it the rein, subduing it.

26. Practical rules for the regulation of resentment, as before laid down, exemplified from Scripture. And first, of good fundamental principles. 27.

Of suspending the indulgence of resentment. 28, Readiness in discerning real worth. 29, Softening resentment by kind actions,



30. Treating quarrels as transitory.

31. Against punishing others because we are dissatisfied with ourselves.

32. Against adopting resentments of others indiscriminately.

33. Of hindrances to the success of these rules. 34. Objections. And first, faciliiy of evasion. 35. Impracticability.

36. Observations on scripture, relative to reconciliation, gratitude, and prudence; to the effects of noble forgiveness, the growth of discord, and other topics of the preceding part.

37. Recapitulation.

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Resentment. Scriptures seeming to go beyond Natural


1. GENERAL purpose of the Seventh Part. .

2. Design of treating Matt. v. 21, 22. And first, " them of old time". Where of the general intent of our Lord's Sermon on the Mount; and the literal meaning of “ Thou shalt not kill

3. The real meaning of that prohibition; as also of the first declaration concerning anger.

4. Our Lord's second declaration; where of Raca and thc Council.

5. The third and last declaration; where of HelFire-and Fool.

6. Illustration of the whole passage, Matt. v.21,22. 7. Proposal to consider Matt. v. 38–41. 8. The reference of this passage to retaliation. 9. Retaliation only mention in three passages of

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