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Author: Rolle, Samuel, fl. 1657-1678.
Title: Shlohavot, or, The burning of London in the year 1666 commemorated and improved in a CX discourses, meditations, and contemplations, divided into four parts treating of I. The sins, or spiritual causes procuring that judgment, II. The natural causes of fire, morally applied, III. The most remarkable passages and circumstances of that dreadful fire, IV. Counsels and comfort unto such as are sufferers by the said judgment / by Samuel Rolle ...
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: Shlohavot, or, The burning of London in the year 1666 commemorated and improved in a CX discourses, meditations, and contemplations, divided into four parts treating of I. The sins, or spiritual causes procuring that judgment, II. The natural causes of fire, morally applied, III. The most remarkable passages and circumstances of that dreadful fire, IV. Counsels and comfort unto such as are sufferers by the said judgment / by Samuel Rolle ...
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London: Printed by R.I. for Nathaniel Ranew, and Jonathan Robinson, 1667.
Reproduction of original in Bodleian Library.
Subject terms:
London (England) -- Fire, 1666.

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THE Heads of the ensuing Discourses, Meditations, and Contemplations.
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Preliminary Discourses.
DISCOURSE I. Of the great duty of Considering in an evil time.
Of God's being a consuming Fire.
Of the strength and power of Fire.
Of the Power of God transcending the power of Fire.
Of the dreadfulness and terribleness of fire.
Of the terribleness of God.
Of the Anger of God represented by Fire.
Of the intolerable pain that Fire can put men to.
Of the greater intolerableness of the wrath of God.
Meditations and Discourses of the Reasons that are found in Scrip∣ture, of Gods bringing the Judgment of Fire upon a person or people.
MEDITATION I. Of the sins for which God sent Fire upon Sodom and Gomorrah.
MEDITATION II. Of destroying Fire, procured by offering strange fire.
MEDITATION III. Of fire enkindled by murmuring.
MEDITATION IV. Of Rebellion against Moses and Aaron, procuring a destructive Fire, Numb. 16.
MEDITATION V. Of Sabbath-breaking mentioned in Scripture, a one great cause of Gods punishing a people by Fire.
MEDITATION VI. Of Gods contending by Fire, for the sins of Idolatry and Superstition.
MEDITATION VII. Of Oppression, Theft, Deceit, false Ballances, menti∣oned in Scripture, as causes of God's contending by Fire.
MEDITATION VIII. Of lying, swearing, and for-swearing, as further cau∣ses of God's contending by Fire.
MEDITATION IX. Of the abounding of Drunkenness, as one cause of the Fire.
MEDITATION X. Of God's punishing a People by Fire, for their great unprofitableness.
MEDITATION XI. Of the universal Corruption and Debauchery of a people, punished by God with Fire.
MEDITATION XII. Of God's bringing Fire upon a People for their in∣corrigibleness under other Judgments.
MEDITATION XIII. Of the Aggravations of the sins of London.
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Physicall Contemplations of the Nature, and Natural Causes of FIRE.
CONTEMPLATION I. Concerning the Nature of Fire, and the use that may be made of that Contemplation.
CONTEMPLATION II. Touching the Nature of Sulphur, which is the prin∣cipal matter and cause of Fire, and how it comes to be so mischievous in the World.
CONTEMPLATION III. Concerning the true cause of Combustibility, or what it is that doth make Bodies obnoxious to Fire: to∣gether with the improvement of that consideration.
CONTEMPLATION IV. Of Fire kindled by Fire.
CONTEMPLATION V. Of Fire kindled by Putrefaction.
CONTEMPLATION VI. Of Fire kindled by the collision of two hard bodies.
CONTEMPLATION VII. Of Fire kindled for want of vent, as in Hay, &c.
CONTEMPLATION VIII. Of Fire kindled by pouring on Water, as in Lime.
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MEDITATIONS Upon all the Remarkeable Passages and Circum∣stances of the late dreadfull Fire.
MEDITATION I. Of the Weight of Gods Hand in the late destruction of London by Fire.
MEDITATION II. Upon sight of the Weekly Bill for London since the Fire.
MEDITATION III. Upon the Discourses occasioned by the late Fire, both thn and since.
MEDITATION IV. Upon the dishonest Carters, who exacted excessive Rates.
MEDITATION V. Upon those that stole what they could in the time of th Fire.
MEDITATION VI. Upon unconscionable Landlords, demanding excessiv Fines and Rents, since the Fire.
MEDITATION VII. Upon the burning down of many Churches.
MEDITATION VIII. Upon the burning multitudes of Books of all sorts.
MEDITATION IX. Upon the burning of the Royall Exchange.
MEDITATION X. Upon the burning of Hospitals, and Rents thereunto be∣longing.
MEDITATION XI. Upon the Burning of Publick Halls.
MEDITATION XII. Of the Burning of Publick Schools, as Pauls School, and others.
MEDITATION XIII. Upon the Burning of Tombs, and Graves, and dead Bodies that were buried therein.
MEDITATION XIV. Upon the Burning of Writings; as Fills, Bonds, Evi∣dences, &c.
MEDITATION XV. Upon the Burning of Saint Pauls Church: the uncon∣sumed Body of Bishop Brabrook.
MEDITATION XVI. Upon the Visiblewsse of Gods Hand in the Destruction of London.
MEDITATION XVII. Upon the burning of the Sessions-house in the Old-Baily.
MEDITATION. XVIII. Upon the Gates and Prisons of London, that were burnt.
MEDITATION XIX. Upon the Constagration of the Universe.
MEDITATION XX. Upon the Fire of Hell.
MEDITATION XXI. Upon the coming of that most dreadful fire in so Ido∣lized a year, as 1666.
MEDITATION XXII. Upon the fire, it's beginning on the Lords-Day in the Morning.
MEDITATION XXIII. Upon the Place where this dreadful fire began, viz. at a Bakers-House in Pudding-lane.
MEDITATION XXII. Upon the great pity that ought to be extended to Lon∣doners since the fire.
MEDITATION XXV. Upon those that have lost all by the Fire.
MEDITATION XXIV. Upon those that have lost but half their Estates by this Fire, or some such proportion.
MEDITATION XXV. Upon those that lost nothing by the Fire.
MEDITATION XXVI. Upon those that were Gainers by the late Fire.
MEDITATION XXVII. Upon the Inducements unto re-building of London, and some wayes of promoting it.
MEDITATION XXVIII. Upon the Wines and Oils that swam in the Streets, and did augment the Flames.
MEDITATION XXIX. Upon the water running down hill so fast that they could not stop it for their use.
MEDITATION XXX. Upon mens being unwilling there should be no fire, though fire hath done so much hurt.
MEDITATION XXXI. Upon the usefulness of fire in it's proper place, and the danger of it elsewhere.
MEDITATION XXXII. Upon the Blowing up of Houses.
MEDITATION XXXI. Upon proventing the beginning of Evils.
MEDITATION XXXII. Upon the City-Ministers, whose Churches were saved from the Fire.
MEDITATION XXXIII. Upon those Ministers whose Churches were burnt.
MEDITATION XXXIV. Upon the killing of several People by the falling of some part of ruinous Churches.
MEDITATION XXXV. Of the Fire, its not exceeding the Liberties of the City.
MEDITATION XXXVI. Upon the Suburbs coming into more request then ever, since the fire.
MEDITATION XXXVII. Upon the Tongue being a Fire, &c. James 3.6.
MEDITATION XXXVIII. Upon the Angels being called flames of fire, Heb. 1.
MEDITATION XXXIX. Upon the word of God it's being compared to fire, Jer. 23.29.
MEDITATION XL. Upon the spoiling of Conduits and other Aqueducts, by this Fire.
MEDITATION XLI. Upon the Retorts and Reproaches of Papists, occasioned by this fire.
MEDITATION XLII. Upon the Pains which the Kings Majesty is said to have taken in helping to extinguish the Fire.
MEDITATION XLIII. Of meer Worldlings, who lost their All by this Fire.
MEDITATION XLIV. Upon that Vorl••rance which it becometh Citizens to use one towards another since the Fire.
MEDITATION XLV. Upon any that are said or supposed to have rejoyced at the coming and consequences of this Fire.
MEDITATION XLVI. Of the burning of Sodom and Gomorrah, compared with the burning of London.
MEDITATION XLVII. Of the burning of Troy and the circumstances thereof, compared with that of London.
MEDITATION XLVIII. Upon the burning of Jerusalem, compared with the Burning of London.
MEDITATION XLIX. Vpon People's taking the first and greatest care to save those things from the Fire, which they did most value.
MEDITATION L. Upon some who, son after the Fire, could hardly tell whereabouts their own houses did stand.
MEDITATION LI. On the Statue of Sir Thomas Gresham left standing at the Old-Exchange.
MEDITATION LII. Upon the Pillar 〈◊〉, and intended to be set up it remembrance of the burning of London.
MEDITATION LIII. Upon the Anniversary Fast appointed to be kept in re∣membrance of the Fire.
MEDITATION LIV. Upon the burning down of Zion-Colledge.
MEDITATION LVI. Upon Cittizens dwelling in Brothes, or B••th like Houses since the Fire, as in Moor-Fields, &c.
MEDITATION LVII. Upon certain slight Timber-houses that did escape the Fire, though better Houses were burned on each side of them.
MEDITATION LVIII. Upon the Warning which other Places may, and ought to take by the Burning of London.
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Mixt Meditations and Dis∣courses of Counsell and Comfort to such as were great sufferers by the firing of London.
DISCOURSE I. Of Deliverance under losses and troubles, as well as out of them.
DISCOURSE II. Of this, that the life of man consists not in the abun∣dance of what he possesseth.
DISCOURSE III. Of the Lessons of an afflicted estate well learnt, their making way for prosperity to insue.
DISCOURSE IV. Of being content with Food and Rayment.
DISCOURSE V. Of the way to be assured of Food and Rayment.
DISCOURSE VI. Of a good conscience being a continual feast.
DISCOURSE VII. Of getting, and living upon a stock of spiritual com∣forts.
DISCOURSE VIII. Of its being a great mercy to most Men, that their lives are continued, though their livelihoods are greatly impaired.
DISCOURSE IX. Of the comfort that may be received by doing good more than ever.
DISCOURSE X. Of al stracting from fancy, and looking at those that are below our selves, rather than at others.
DISCOURSE XI. Of neer Relations and Friends, being greater comforts each to other, than they had wont to be.
DISCOURSE XII. Of training up children in Religion, that they may come to have God for their portion.
DISCOURSE XIII. Of that comfort under trouble, which may be drawn from the consideration of Gods nature.
DISCOURSE. XIV. Of drawing the Waters of Comfort under affliction, out of the Wells of Gods Promises.
DISCOURSE XV. Of fetching comfort from the usual proceedings of God, with his people, in and under affliction.
DISCOURSE XVI. Of that relief and support which the commonness of the Case of affliction may afford us.
DISCOURSE XVII. Of the lightness of all temporal afflictions.
DISCOURSE XVIII. Of the shortness of Temporal Afflictions.
DISCOURSE XIX. Of the needfulness and usefulness of Affliction.
DISCOURSE XX. Of the mixture of mercies with judgments.
DISCOURSE XXI. Of the Discommodities of Prosperity and Benefits of Affliction.
DISCOURSE XXII. Of the gracious ends and intendments of God in af∣flicting his people.
DISCOURSE XXIII. Of Resignation to God, and acquiescing in his good pleasure.
DISCOURSE. XXIV. Of taking occasion by this, to study the vanity and un∣certainty of all earthly things.
DISCOURSE XXV. Of not being too eager upon the world, after this great loss.
DISCOURSE XXVI. Of chusing rather to continue under affliction, than to escape by sin.
DISCOURSE XXVII. Of preparing for our own dissolution, now we have seen the destruction of London.