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SE R M O N I.
of Scoiland to form the temper, spirit, and
Carlyle, D. D. of Inveresk. : ...
go round about her : tell the towers
ter, V. D. M. of Dumfries.
glory as of the only begotten of the Fa.
SERMON. IV. The fear of the Divine goodness. By John > Scotland, V. D. M. of Westerkirk. ZHof. iii. 5. Afterwards sall the children a of Israel. return, and seek the Lord their to God, and David their king, and shall B fear the Lord and his goodness, in the
SERMON :IX. - The same subject continued :::... p. 161
liam Lothian, V. D. M. of the Canongate. i Sam. xvi. 7. The Lord seeth not as Man '
feeth; for Man lookėth on the outward
S E R MON XI. - -, Reflections on Jesus weeping. By William
Lothian, V. D. M. of the Canongate.
S E R M O N XII.
By William Leechman; D. D. Principal of
the University of Glasgow...
dom of God, the world by-wisdom knew
nefs of preaching to save them that be· lieve, .
p: 215 : SERMON XIII. The same subject continued P-248
S E M O N XIV. The counsel of Gamaliel confidered. By Re
bert Dick, D. D. of Edinburgh.
Acts, v. 34: 39. Then stood there up.
one in the council, a Pharisee, named --'Gamaliel, &c. .. - ..-" p. 281
SERMON XV. The influence of piety on the public good.
By Alexander Gerard, D. D. of the Uni.
versity of Aberdeen. . i Deut. vi. 24.– To fear the Lord our God, for our good always, ...:• . 307
SERMON XVI. Zeal for the Civil and Religious interests of "Mankind recommended. By Alexander
Webster, D. D. of Edinburgh.
Jerusalem, let my right band forget her: cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my . mouths if I prefer, not Jerusalem above my chief jay, . . . 328
SE R MON XVII. The same subject continued;" P:334
The tendency of the Constitution of the
Church of Scotland to form the temper, fpirit, and character, of her Ministers.
By ALEXANDER CARLYLE, D.D.
Preached at the opening of the Synod of Lothian
and Tweeddale, May 5. 1767.
Psal. xlviii. 12. 13. Walk about Zion, and go round about her : tell
the towers thereof. Mark ye well her butwarks, consider her palaces ; that ye may tell it to the generation following.
TT is an important question, What effect mom
ral caufes have in forming the characters
of men ? fince on that depend the utility and excellence of laws and institutions. For if natural causes solely, or chiefly, operate on the human mind ; if men are formed like plants, by the heat of the fun, and the fertility of the soil; the labours of the fage and and the legislator are in vain : but if, on the other hand, they can be moulded by discipline and laws, and may attain to dignity and virtue by the force of wise inftitutions, the best service that can poffiby be done them, is to bring them poder the power of good government, or to VOL. II.