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LONDON : Printed by A. SPOTTISWOODE,
Town Scenery - A Comparison with certain Views in the
Country - The River and Quay - Ship-building — Sea-
Boys and Port-Views — Walks from Town - House of
Sunday Entertainment - The Sea: a Summer and Winter
View — A Shipwreck at Night, and its Effects on Shore -
LETTER II. — THE CHURCH.
Several Meanings of the Word Church — The Building so
called — Its Antiquity and Grandeur — Columns and Ailes
- The Tower: the Stains made by Time - Progress of
Vegetation on such Buildings — Bells - Tombs — Mural
Monuments - Church-yard Graves- A Story of a betrothed
Pair in humble Life, and Effects of Grief in the Survivor.
LETTER III. — The VICAR.
The lately departed Minister of the Borough - His soothing
and supplicatory Manners - His cool and timid Affections
- No Praise 'due to such negative Virtue - The Vicar's
Employments - His Talents and moderate Ambition — His
Dislike of Innovation — His mild but ineffectual Bene-
volence - Summary of his Character
Mode of paying the Borough-Minister - The Curate – His
Learning and Poverty — His Feelings as a Husband and
Father — The dutiful Regard of his numerous Family -
His Pleasure as a Writer, how interrupted — No Resource
in the Press — His Account of a Literary Society, and a
Fund for the Relief of indigent Authors, &c. - - 55
LETTER IV. - SECTS AND PROFESSIONS IN RELIGION.
Sects and Professions in Religion numerous and successive -
General Effect of False Zeal – Deists - Fanatical Idea of
Church Reformers — The Church of Rome - Baptists —
Swedenborgians – Universalists — Jews.
Methodists of two Kind; Calvinistic and Arminian.
The Preaching of a Calvinistic Enthusiast — His Contempt of
Learning - Dislike to sound Morality: why – His Idea
of Conversion - His Success, and Pretensions to Humility.
The Arminian Teacher of the older Flock — Their Notions of
the Operations and Power of Satan — Their Opinion of
Regular Ministers - Comparison of these with the Preacher
himself - His Description of the powerful Effects of the Word in the awakening Days of Methodism
LETTER V. - ELECTIONS.
The Evils of the Contest — Miseries endured by a Friend of
the Candidate — Unreasonable Expectations of Voters ---
Censures of the opposing Party — Vices and Follies shown
in such Time of Contest - Plans and Cunning of Electors
- Evils which remain after the Decision - Advancement of
the Mayor till raised to the Government of the Borough -
These Évils not to be placed in Balance with the Liberty of
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