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in the Soul

of

Man.

I

r

nimal affeCtions confidered in themfelves,

and as they are implanted

it'l

us by nature,

are not vitious or blameable; nay, they .

are inftances .- of the vvifdon1 of the creator

furnifhing his creatures with fuch appetites

as tend to the prefervation and welfare of

their lives.

Thcfe are inftead of a law

un–

to

the brute

be~fts,

whereby they ·are

di–

rected towards the ends for which they

were made.

But

man, being made for

higher purpofes, and

to.

be guided by more

. excellent

laws, becoti1es guilty and crin1inal

1"hen

he

is

fo far tranfported by the incli–

nations of this lower life, as

to

violate his

· duty, or negleCt (he

higher

and

more

noble

· deGgns of

h-ts

creation.

Our

natural af–

fections are not wholly to be extirpated

and ddl:royed,

but

only

to

be n1odcra.ted

and over ruled

by

a fuperior and n1ore

ex–

cdlcnt principle...

In a word, the diffe–

rence betwixt a religious and wicked man,

is, that in the one

the divine life bears

fway, in the other the anin1al life cloth

prevail.

But it is flrangc to

obf~, r~e

unto what

different courfes

this

J,atural

T h•

d:fFcrent

principle will foln ." times carry

tenc!e :cics of

thofe who are

wholly

guided

the

natmal

b

.

.J •

J

hie•

.Y

1t,

accnr~; t Pg

to t

1e

divers

circUJ.nitances that concur with

it

to d

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