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Author: Patrick, Simon, 1626-1707.
Title: A consolatory discourse to prevent immoderate grief for the death of our friends.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: A consolatory discourse to prevent immoderate grief for the death of our friends.
Patrick, Simon, 1626-1707.

London: Printed for R.W. for Francis Tyton, 1671.
Attributed to Simon Patrick--Wing.
Reproduction of original in the University of Illinois Library.
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A Consolatory Discourse to prevent Immoderate Grief for the Death of our Friends.
SECT. I. Wherein is shown the need of a Consolatory Discourse against the lost of our friends.
SECT. 2. Wherein is shown that we may grant nature leave to ease it self by mode∣rate tears; and two Advices are given to keep us from making an ill use of this Grant.
SECT. III. Which shews rather what might be said, than what is said in this present Trea∣tise for moderating our sorrow. But yet those examples which we have from others may move us to follow their rules, and so a brief touch is made upon them.
SECT. IV. Which teaches us to consider what death is: First, Common; Secondly, Ne∣cessary; Thirdly, Good. And if we thought more of it, we should not be unwilling to part, neither doth the manner of parting make any consi∣derable difference.
SECT. V. Which contains comforts against the loss of Children, Parents, Consorts, Friends, upon a due consideration what every one of them is.
SECT. VI. Which directs how to quiet our selves by comparing our selves, both with our selves and with others; and there are five waies of comparison insisted on.
SECT. VII. Several reasons are given against immo∣derate sorrow, which are compris∣ed in 14. Questions which we should make to our selves. The reason and spirit of them you may see in the Margin, at the beginning of every particular.
SECT. VIII. Some other things are proposed for the perfect cure of the soul; The first of which is deadness to the world; and the casting out false opinions. The second is the changing of our sorrow into another kind. The third is the Life of our Lord Jesus.
SECT. IX. The Conclusion. Which contains an ad∣vice to those that are in love with sor∣row. And an advice for the reap∣ing profit by this Book. And a brief recapitulation of the chief matters in it.