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Author: Tossanus, Daniel, 1541-1602.
Title: The exercise of the faithfull soule that is to say, prayers and meditations for one to comfort himselfe in all maner of afflictions, and specially to strengthen himselfe in faith: set in order according to the articles of our faith, by Daniell Toussain, minister of the worde of God: with a comfortable preface of the author, vnto the poore remnant of the Church of Orlians; containing a short recitall of extreme and great afflictions which the said church hath suffered. Englished out of French, almost word for word, by Ferdenando Filding.
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Print source: The exercise of the faithfull soule that is to say, prayers and meditations for one to comfort himselfe in all maner of afflictions, and specially to strengthen himselfe in faith: set in order according to the articles of our faith, by Daniell Toussain, minister of the worde of God: with a comfortable preface of the author, vnto the poore remnant of the Church of Orlians; containing a short recitall of extreme and great afflictions which the said church hath suffered. Englished out of French, almost word for word, by Ferdenando Filding.
Tossanus, Daniel, 1541-1602., Filding, Ferdenando,

Imprinted at London: By Henrie Middleton for Henrie Denham, 1583.
Alternate titles: L'exercice de l'ãame fidele. English.
Notes:
A translation of: Toussain, Daniel. L'exercice de l'ãame fidele, assavoir prieres et meditations pour se consoler en toutes sortes d'afflictions.
Title page line 6: "maner".
Pages 306-07, 310-11, 314-15 and 318-19 misnumbered 206-07, 210-11, 214-15 and 218-19.
Signatures: pi4 [par.]-3[par.] B-Y Z2[-Z2].
Pages marked and stained.
Reproduction of original in the Cambridge University Library.
Subject terms:
Christian life -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A13837.0001.001

Contents
title page
To the right worshipfull and his especiall good master, Walter Raleigh esquier.
PRINCIPALL matters conteined in this booke.
❧ VNTO THE poore remnaunt of the Church of Orlians, which are scattered here and there, groning with true faith after the Lord: grace, health, comfort, and peace, from and through our Lorde Iesus Christ.
THE FOVNDATION and spring of all holy prayers and christian meditatiōs ought to be faith. Behold where fore we shall set heere in the entrie, the ar∣ticles of our faith, which some call the sym∣bole of the Apostles, as in deede they con∣teine a summarie of the Apostles doctrin, as is to be sene of that which is written in the 15. Chap. of the 1. vnto the Cor. vers. 3. & elswhere: & it is to be seene by the writings of the elders (as by the cathechisme of Cy∣rill, and the treatise of S. Ambrose, of Cayne and Abell, and in the 8. Chap. of S. Augustines booke named Enchiridion that is to say Manuel) that these Articles of the faith were holden amongest them as the true beginninges, and foundation of Christian religion.
Meditations and Praiers vpon the Articles of the Faith.
I beleeue in God.
Of Faith.
CONSIDERATION.
A Praier vnto God to obtaine true Faith and encrease therein.
A MEDITATION vpon the said text.
CONSIDERATION.
Certaine notable sentences touching Faith taken out of the Psalmes, and an assu∣rance of the true faithfull.
A MEDITATION & PRAIER as con∣cerning Faith, and inuocation drawen out of certaine Psalmes.
A consideration vppon this which is spoken of the vse of Gods word, taken out of the 30. Chap. of the Prouerbes.
Certaine godlie textes taken out of the Prophetes: concerning Faith, and the assurance that we ought to haue in God.
A complaint of the vnbeliefe and Apostasie of men.
A godlie example of the three compani∣ons of Daniell and of their constancie and faith, taken out of the 3. Chap. of the Prophet Daniel. ver. 16.
An obseruation vpon the said place.
A consideration of the excel∣lencie of Faith.
A consideration vpon the Temptations of the faithfull, taken out of the 4. Chap. of S. Matthewe vpon the Temptations of Iesus Christ.
PRAYER.
MEDITATION.
A consideration vppon the said text.
A MEDITATION vpon the same Text or place.
Other godlie places speaking of Faith.
CONSIDERATION.
part
A praier concerning the Trinitie drawen out of S. Augustine his Booke of the priuate Meditatiō of the soule with God. 37. Chap.
A prayer vpon the same Argument.
A prayer of S. Augustine out of the 32. Chap. of his Meditations.
A prayer of S. Augustine out of the 33. Chap. of his Meditations.
Here followeth to the Articles of the Faith, The father almightie maker of heauen and earth. Of Gods almightie power. Of the making of all thinges, and of his diuine prouidence. Of Gods almightie power.
Maker of heauen and earth.
Of the creation and prouidence of God.
CONSIDERATION.
Of Gods prouidence.
Certaine prayers taken out of the Scripture grounded vpon the doctrine of the proui∣dence of God: taken out of the 93. Psalme, and digested in forme and manner of a prayer.
prayer
A prayer grounded vpon Gods prouidence.
A prayer taken out of the 26. of Esaie vpon the same matter concerning the prouidence of God.
Goodly warninges grounded vpon Gods proui∣dence, that the mother made vnto her se∣uen sonnes executed by Antiochus, taken out of the 2. Booke of the Machabees and the 7. Chap.
The Apostles prayer vpon the same matter out of the 4. Chap. of the Actes.
Certaine goodly examples of Gods prouidence, turning away the enterprises of the wicked & helping his, taken forth of Gene. the 50. Chap.
An other example taken out of the 1. Chap. of Exodus.
A Prayer or Meditation.
An other example of Gods fatherly care of his people in their neede, out of Exodus the 3. Chap.
A prayer necessarie in these daies.
A consideration of this place, which is in the 13. of Exodus, of the Clowdie Pillar in the day, and of the fierie Pillar by night, that departed not from the people.
An other example of Gods prouidence in the historie of Manna, that is written in the 16. Chap. of Exodus.
A Meditation vppon the aforesaid places.
A PRAYER.
A conclusion vppon the Article of the Creation.
A PRAYER.
Errors contrarie vnto this Article.
And in Iesus Christ his onelie sonne our Lord.
CONSIDERATION.
A prayer to haue and to retaine the true knowledge of Iesus Christ.
Certaine notable places concerning Iesus Christ, drawen out of the scripture.
A Meditation out of Chrysostome vppon this place of the 1. of S. Iohn: All wee of his fulnesse haue receiued grace for grace.
CONSIDERATION.
MEDITATION.
Here followeth: VVhich vvas conceiued by the ho∣lie Ghost, borne of the virgin Marie.
CONSIDERATION.
Borne of the virgin Marie.
A MEDITATION vpon the conception and birth of Iesus Christ after the flesh.
A praier of S. Ierome, concerning the incar∣nation of Iesus Christ.
A prayer concerning Iesus Christ, for to know him rightly.
An other prayer on the same matter.
A prayer and meditation vppon the birth of Iesus Christ, taken out of the 15. Chap. of the Meditations of S. Augustine.
It Followeth: Suffered vnder Ponce Pilate, was crucified dead and buried, hee descended into hell.
CONSIDERATION.
Places of the holie scripture, testifying the death and passion of Iesus Christ.
Of the abasing of Iesus Christ in this world, Daniel also hath prophesied in the 9. Chap. and 26. verse.
The historie of the passion and death of Iesus Christ, wee haue drawen out by the foure Euangelistes, especiallie in the 22. & 23. of S. Luke.
The fruites and effectes of the death and pas∣sion of Iesus Christ.
A prayer on the death and passion of Iesus Christ.
Errors contrarie vnto the afore saide Article of Iesus Christes death.
The thirde daie hee rose from the dead.
A prayer and meditation vppon the Lordes rising againe.
The historie of the resurrection, is right dili∣gently brought foorth by the Euangelistes, to shewe the follie of the Scribes and Pha∣risees, who hauing rowled a great stone on the tombe, thought to let this rising againe and moreouer to hide it: afterwardes they gaue money that they should say how he was taken vp by his disciples.
The fruites and effectes of Iesus Christ his re∣surrection.
He ascended into heauen.
CONSIDERATION.
A Meditation vpon the saide Text.
A prayer.
And sitteth on the right hande of God the Father almightie.
CONSIDERATION
A prayer.
From thence shall he come to iudge the quicke and the dead.
MEDITATION.
Witnesses out of the scripture concerning the iudgement.
I beleeue in the holie Ghost.
CONSIDERATION.
MEDITATION.
A MEDITATION.
I beleeue the holy Catholike Church.
A consideration vpon this Article.
A Prayer.
Ierusalem was also a figure of the Church of God.
Certaine places of the scripture, concerning the Church of God, and the profite of his worde.
A prayer.
CONSIDERATION.
MEDITATION.
A prayer vppon the same matter.
MEDITATION.
Of the true ofspring of sectes and heresies.
CONSIDERATION.
A prayer vpon this place. Out of the 14. of S. Iohn.
A meditation vpon the holy supper, whereby we do grow in the Church, and doe streng∣then our faith, drawen for the most part out of S. Cyprian.
A prayer concerning the holy supper.
Another prayer concerning the supper.
A giuing of thankes after the supper.
Prayers for the Church.
A Prayer against the aduersaries of the Church.
An other prayer vppon the same matter.
A prayer to perseuere in the doctrine of the Gospel.
A Prayer to bee constant in Religion against all lettes or withstandinges.
I beleeue the forgiuenesse of sinnes.
A prayer.
A thankesgiuing for the remission of sinnes.
A Prophecie of the forgiuenesse of sinne: which is giuen to the Church by Christ.
That Iesus Christ hath power to forgiue sins.
Prayers and meditations to dispose a man to the acknowledgement of his sinnes. A prayer of S. Augustine out of the 11. and 24. of his priuate meditation of the soule with God.
A prayer vpon the same matter.
Another confession of sinnes.
A prayer vpon the same matter.
A prayer to aske of God true repentance.
I beleeue the rising againe of the bodie.
A meditation of OEcolampadius.
I beleeue the life euerlasting.
Comfortes against death taken out of manie auncient Doctors.
A Prayer.
A prayer against the sorrowes of Death.
A prayer vppon the same Argument.
Other short praiers for certaine necessities of the Churches. To demand perseuerance.
A prayer to haue stedfastnesse and constan∣cie.
A prayer to obtaine victorie by Iesus Christ.
A prayer paciently to abide pouerty when God shall sende it.
A prayer for the morning.
A praier for the Euening.
Heere followeth a litle Paraphrase and short exposition of the Lordes praier, taken out of S. Cyprian almost worde by worde.