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CHA P. I.
Of the internal Duties we owe to God; and first, of
UR Duty towards God
Of Delight in God
Of external Duties to God; and firft, of Prayer 61
CHA P. II.
Our Duty towards our Neighbour; and first, of univerfal Love and Charity Of loving Enemies
Of Justice in general
Of relative Justice
N treating of the Ten Commandments, the Author explained, in the former Part of his Work, the feveral Duties relating to God and our Neighbour, as far as the Purport of the negative Precepts would permit; and, in confidering the various Attributes of God, took Notice of the feveral Duties that do properly refult from thence, as far as was confiftent with the Nature of the Subject, and the Brevity ufually prefcribed to Inferences.
The Business of this Treatife is to collect, what was before curforily mentioned, into fome tolerable Compass, to explain the great Precepts of Moral and Evangelical Righteousness, and to enforce the whole Duty of Man, as it refpects God, his Neighbour, and himself.
But before he enters upon the Subject (as there are fome People, who, for the Quiet of their own Minds, would cancel all Obligation to Duty, by decrying the Differences of Good and Evil, as tho' they were nothing but the arbitrary Fancies of Men, according to the different Influences of Cuftom or Education, as tho' doing well were nothing but a moral Fashion of appearing fuitably to the Country