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LIFE, Time, and WRITINGS,

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The REVEREND and LEARNED
THOMAS BOSTON, A. M.
Sometime Minister at SIMPRIN, afterwards at ETTERICK.

Divided into Twelve Periods.

Written by Himself, and addressed to his Children,

Now first published from his own Manuscripts.

To which are added,
Some ORIGINAL PAPERS, and LETTERS to

and from the AUTHOR.

Thou which haft sewed me great and fore troubles, shalt quicken
me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the
earth. Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on

every side. Psal. Ixxi. 20. 21.
Come and bear, all ge tbat fear God, and I will declare what

be hath done for my soul. Psal. Ixvi. 16.
The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. Psal. cxii. 6.
By it be being dead, yet speaketh. Heb. xi. 4.

E D 1 N B U_Ꮢ G H :
Printed by A. MURRAY and J. COCHRAN,
For W. ANDERSON, Bookseller, Stirling.
Sold also by J. Bell, and W. Gray, Edinburgh ; J. Bryce,

and P. Tait, Glasgow; and G. Keith, J. BUCKLAND,
and J. DONALDSON, London

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MeMO IR S. Period s. From his birth (1676], till he left the grammar

school (1689), 2. From his leaving the grammar-school to his laurea

tion (1694], 3. From his laureation to his being licensed to preach

the gospel [1697], 4. From his being licensed till be removed into the

bounds of the presbytery of Stirling [16987, 5. From his removal into the bounds of the presbytery

of Stirling to his return unto the Merse [1699], 6. From his return unto the Merse to his ordination to

the holy ministry at Simprin, Sept. 21. 1699, 62 7. From his ordination to his marriage, July 1700, - 98 8. From his marriage to his removal to Etterick (1707), 162 9. From his removal to Etterick to the oath of abjura

tion refused by him (1712), - : 222 10. From the oath of abjuration refused till his trans

portation to Closeburn, refused by the Commission
of the General Assembly (1717),

280 11. From the transportation to Closeburn refused, to the

notable breach in his health, and alteration in his
constitution (1724),

- 342 12. From the notable breach in his health, to the time

of closing this account [Nov. 1731, fix months
before his death],

391 Postscript,

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Pag.

1. Note on p. 255. concerning the situation of the parish

of Etterick, 2. Ditto on p. 308. Advice to the parish, with respect to

their duty as loyal subjects in the rebellion 1715, 4 3. Ditto on p. 351. Overtures of admillion to the Lord's

table, and debarring from it, - - - 5 4. Mr Gabriel Wilson's speech before the fynod of Merse

and Teviotdale, in defence of his fermon before that
fynod, Oct. 1721,
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5. Note

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