|Author:||Shelton, Thomas, 1601-1650?|
|Title:||A centurie of similies. By Thomas Shelton.|
|Publication Info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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A centurie of similies. By Thomas Shelton.
Shelton, Thomas, 1601-1650?
London: Printed by Iohn Dawson, 1640.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Meditations -- Early works to 1800.
To the Reader.
1. Danger of secret sins,
2. Sin brings judgement at the last.
3. Death of wicked men.
4. Sin will be felt hereafter.
5. Why men are not offended with others sins.
6. God mercifull by nature.
7. Mercy of God supreame.
8. How to instruct the weake.
9. The use of promises.
10. Cause of lifes shortnesse.
11. Curse of covetous men.
12. How to use outward blessings.
13. Argument of mans weakenesse.
14. Defect of reason.
15. Death of wicked men vntimely.
16. Contentment of the humble.
17. Abundance of outward things a hindrance
21. Wicked men enioy plentie.
22 Why good mens lives are prolon∣ged.
23. Rewards and punishments.
24. A Christians carriage in all con∣ditions,
25 Deformitie of sin.
26 Wicked men feare onely punish∣ment▪
27. Infirmities in the Saints.
28. The nature of sinne.
29. God our strength.
30. Fals of Gods Children.
31. Growth after falls.
32 Strength from Christ.
33. Vncertaintie of riches.
34. Vnprofitable knowledge.
35. Difference of men after death.
36. A Christians ayme.
37. False friends.
38. Outward things variable
39. Different dispositions.
40. Outward blessings how disposed.
41. Benefit of afflictions.
42. How to understand Scriptures,
43. Reward of sinceritie.
44. Discoverie of Gods love.
45. Way to thankfulnesse.
46. How sinners are brought to Christ
47 Infirmities to be borne with.
(48) Gods purpose effected.
49. Difference of carnal & holy men.
50. End of persecutors.
51. Way to humilitie.
52. Wickednesse discovered.
53. Difference of hypocrites and Chri∣stians.
54. Experience beyond knowledge.
55. Faith and Love.
56. Benefit of Consideration.
57. Cause of Trouble.
58. Why God aflicts his Children.
59. Progresse in our spirituall Iour∣ney.
60. Obiect of the soule.
61. Efficacie of Gods love.
62. Civill men discovered.
63. Meanes effectuall by the Spirit,
64. How to vse good meanes
65 Nature of worldly things.
66. Lost labour,
67. God immutable.
68. To serve God in serving men.
69. Not to hoord up for our selves.
70. Cure of immoderate griefe.
71. Care in Gods ordinances.
72. How to looke on transcient thing.
73. Flight of faith.
74. Grace sanctifieth all things.
75 Finall obduration.
76. Defect of worldly things.
77. Faith and doubting consistent.
78. Hypocrites behaviour.
80. The force of Custome.
81. Different carriage in an evill man.
82. Concealed griefe double.
83. How to know wee belong to hea∣ven.
84. The older the world the worse.
85. Christian constancie.
86. How to regard our owne praiers.
87. Efficacie of the Spirit.
88. Gods aime in afflictions.
89. Gods time the best.
90 Corruption discovered.
91. Hypocrite vncased.
92. How to reproove great men,
93. The wickedest men may be con∣verted.
94. To keepe in Gods wayes
95. Delayed iudgements heavie.
97. Long prayers sometimes dange∣rous.
98. Difference of knowledge in God and in man.
99. Cessation of miracles.
100. Reward of Atheisme.
The Names of the things from whence the Similies are taken.
An Alphabeticall Table of the matter to which the com∣parisons tend.