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Author: Ranew, Nathanael, 1602?-1678.
Title: Solitude improved by divine meditation, or, A treatise proving the duty and demonstrating the necessity, excellency, usefulness, natures, kinds and requisites of divine meditation first intended for a person of honour, and now published for general use by Nathanael Ranew.
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Ranew, Nathanael, 1602?-1678.

London: Printed by J.M. for Nathanael Ranew and Jonathon Robinson ..., MDCLXX.
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Meditation -- Early works to 1800.

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To the Christian Reader.
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CHAP. II. Of the Nature and Description of this solemn Meditation.
CHAP. III. Meditation our Duty, our Obedience.
CHAP. IV. Of the Requisites in Meditation.
CHAP. V. Of the Purposes for this.
CHAP. VI. Of the proper Objects of Divine Medi∣tation.
CHAP. VII. Of the Requisites for Meditation.
CHAP. VIII. Of the second Requisite.
CHAP. IX. Meditation in applying the Mind to a proper Object.
CHAP. X. Meditation in a serious Thinking.
CHAP. XI. Meditation in a searching and scanning.
CHAP. XII. Meditation is a Dwelling of thoughts.
CHAP. XIII. Of Affectionateness in Meditation, or the life and lustre of it in the intermixings of sutable Affections.
CHAP. XIV. Of the First Affection, Desire.
CHAP. XV. Of the next Affection, Love.
CHAP. XVI. Of the last Affection, Delight.
CHAP. XVII. Some other particulars added in some special Scripture expressions.
CHAP. XVIII. Of the Ends of Meditation.
CHAP. XIX. Meditation respecting our selves.
CHAP. XX. Of the partieular Ends of Meditation in respect of our selves.
CHAP. XXI. Of the next particular, the fourth end to produce habitual wisdom.
CHAP. XXII. Of the fifth End of Meditation to kindle and enflame the Affections.
CHAP. XXIII. The End of Meditation in reference to the will.
CHAP. XXIV. Of Moditation as a grand supporter of the Christian course.
CHAP. XXV. Of the End or Ʋse of Meditation in re∣ference to others.
CHAP. I. Of the several kinds or ways of Me∣ditation.
CHAP. II. Of the manner and way of daily Me∣ditation.
CHAP. IV. Of the next End, Salvation.
CHAP. V. Of the Means conducing to this chief End.
CHAP. VI. Meditation of the Holy Spirit, the Applier of Christ and his Redemption.
CHAP. VII. Of the next particulars, the incumbent Duties of the day.
CHAP. VIII. Of Meditation on the Word of God, and the Promises, whereby the Spirit first is given, and after works.
CHAP. IX. Of Meditation of the Spirits drawing to Christ by the Promises.
CHAP. X. Of the next thing Meditation may best take in, which is that on my part I am to perform.
CHAP. XI. Of some Particulars to be added to the former Generals.
CHAP. XII. Meditation of daily self-denyal.
CHAP. XIII. Of some other particulars which may be sometimes Meditated upon in the day.
CHAP. XIV. Of the Sabbath, and Lords day.
CHAP. XV. Of Occasional Meditation, and that which is more extraordinary.
CHAP. XVI. Meditation should often be of the hearts great deceitfulness.
CHAP. XVII. Of divers other things for solemn and set Meditation.
CHAP. XVIII. Meditation of Death.
CHAP. XIX. Of Judgment after death.
CHAP. XX. Of the general Judgment Day.
CHAP. XXI. Of Meditation of Hell, and Death Eter∣nal therein.
CHAP. XXII. Of Heaven and Happiness Eternal.
CHAP. XXIII. Meditation on some things providential.
CHAP. XXIV. Of more short and ejaculatory Meditation.
CHAP. XXV. Of the Grounds and Reasons of this so ne∣cessary Duty of Meditation.
CHAP. XXVI. Of the second ground of this so necessary Duty of Meditation.
CHAP. XXVII. Of the third Ground of this Meditation, as to several ends and uses.
CHAP. XXVIII. Of other ends of this Meditation.
CHAP. XXIX. Of the fourth ground that supports this Duty of Meditation.
CHAP. XXX. Of solace and spiritual pleasure, another end of Meditation.
CHAP. I. Of the improvement of the Doctrine of Me∣ditation, by way first of instruction.
CHAP. II. A second improvement of this truth by way of conviction and for deep humbling.
CHAP. III. Another particular cause of humbling, for so long neglect of Meditation.
CHAP. IV. For humbling those that are totally yet to be∣gin Consideration for Conversion.
CHAP. V. Of being humbled for negligence in this Duty of Meditation, after experiencing the fruit and sweetness of it.
CHAP. VI. A perswasion to all such who never accustomed themselves to this work of Meditation.
CHAP. VII. An Application to such as are godly, and have tasted the sweetness of Meditation.
CHAP. VIII. Of the Evidences of a due Meditation.
CHAP. IX. Of the Directions relating to Meditation. First, for such as would begin.
CHAP. X. Of Directions for Meditation, respecting such as are young Christians newly converted.
CHAP. XI. Of the Directions for particular Cases of young Christians, how they should do therein.
CHAP. XII. Of the next Meditation, namely, how weak and imperfect thy Grace is.
CHAP. XIII. Of Meditation of Corruptions stirring, and oft prevailing.
CHAP. XIV. Of Meditation, in respect of Temptations and and Assaults by Satan.
CHAP. XV. Some Directions as to occasional and set Meditation.
CHAP. XVI. Of Directions, in reference to short and ejaculatory Meditations.
CHAP. XVII. Directions for more grown and elder Chri∣stians.
CHAP. XVIII. Directions more particular.
CHAP. XX. Divers farther Rules.
CHAP. XXI. Directions to Christians of the uppermost Rank.
CHAP. XXII. The particular managing of this Meditation.